Monday, September 26, 2011

Let the Year of Transformation Begin

Affirmation: According to Wikipedia, an affirmation is defined as a declaration that something is true.
If you were to walk into a bookstore, or search the internet, for self-help books, you would most likely find a TON of books, designed to take the reader on a ONE YEAR journey of self discovery. One year is long enough, I suppose. I mean, a lot can happen in one year, that is for sure. And, with proper guidance, it isn't completely unbelievable that your life could be entirely different. 
On the other hand, one just seems so short a time, for such a drastic change.
My name is Michael Leach. I am 29 years old, as I start this blog. And, this morning, before starting this post, I decided to become a candidate for the ONE YEAR journey, to self discovery. I searched through quite a few books, before finally settling on one, that seems just RIGHT for me. There were a TON of books, saying that, if I gave just one year, my entire life would change. They promised it, even. Well, even though change is what I am after, that seems like a pretty damned big promise, to me. So, any book that made such promises was instantly dismissed. Surprisingly, this left me with very few options. But, determined to take this journey of self-discovery, I kept my search going, until I found the PERFECT book.
The book:
Power Thoughts: 365 Daily Affirmations, by Louise L. Hay. This book is the perfect choice for me, because it offers the chance to improve my life, without being so arrogant, as to promise it.
In this book, there are 365 pages, of colorful, wonderful affirmations.
So, here we go.
Starting today, I will read ONE affirmation, per day. I will keep that affirmation in mind all day, and spend time focusing on what I could learn from it. I will take these short affirmations, and draw from them.
Now, I will not write the affirmations, in this blog. After all, that would be a HUGE no-no. (I am not too keen on getting sued.) Instead, what I will do is choose one or two of MY OWN words, to summarize the affirmation. And, I will also give the page number of the affirmation, should you have a copy of this book, and wish to follow along.
The deal is this.
Each morning, as I have my coffee, I will choose an affirmation for the day. I will spend my entire day putting the affirmation to practice. Then, at the end of each day, I will come to this blog, and write about what I have learned from the affirmation. There will be no breaks, and no days off.
For the next 365 days, I will work with an affirmation. And, I will write a new post, each and every day.
Later tonight will come a post on my first affirmation.
Let the ONE YEAR journey to self-improvement begin!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael,

    Of course I'm here. Wouldn't miss your journey for the world.

    You picked a book from one of my favorite authors. Louise Hay is so down to earth yet so inspiring.

    Hugs and best wishes on your new journey.