You’ll never succeed in the workplace if your mind is full of negative thoughts about your job, boss, or coworkers. This can lead to you disliking, even hating, your job and you end up just going through the motions. If this happens then success will always elude you and, to make matters worse, this negativity at work can spill over into other areas of your life.
Negativity comes from experiences in your past that you have carried into the present and will carry into the future as well, unless you change your pessimistic way of thinking about things.
The good news is that it is possible to reframe your negative thought patterns into wholly positive, more realistic, ones. This can then translate into a more positive workplace environment and more job satisfaction. As a result, you’ll be better able to recognize the opportunities that come your way and you’ll now have the confidence to act on them.
Positive affirmations are “tools” to help you reframe your negative thoughts into positive ones. Here are 30 powerful positive affirmations with associated self-reflection questions to help you change the way you think about your job and achieve the success you desire.
“I am appreciated at work.”
Many days, I find myself feeling over-worked and frustrated. But I avoid allowing these issues to negatively affect me. I am sure that others notice my contributions.
Regardless of how tough work can be, I believe my co-workers and supervisor appreciate me. Others compliment me on my work projects. I am fulfilled by how my associates treat me. I see that they appreciate my work.
Work helps me in other ways, too. I learn to do something new. I get to spend time with some great co-workers. And as I draw attention to the gratitude I feel for my job, my contributions at my job increase. Consequently, others value me and the work I do.
I strive to complete all duties required of me to the best of my ability. I know that my co-workers see my efforts and appreciate them, whether I am completing my work by the assigned deadlines, stepping up to take a job no one else wants to do, or jumping in to help others complete their tasks.
I notice the look of thanks in my supervisor’s eyes when I agree to take on a project no one else wants. I am receptive when my colleagues tell me how much I helped them to finish a job on time. When I excel at work, others see and appreciate my contributions.
Today, I feel grateful that I am appreciated at work. Knowing that my efforts are appreciated motivates me to always try my best.
- Do I believe I am valued at work?
- What do I do when people show appreciation toward me?
- How can I open my eyes to the positive reception I get from others?
“I am able to learn new ideas for work.”
I appreciate the opportunity to learn new skills and discover new processes and ideas for my job. My ability to learn gives me an advantage and helps me advance in my career.
I focus on new concepts to make my work easier or more effective.
I make new connections as I learn. I see how the concepts relate to my job and daily activities. I understand how to use them and make the most of them. I am able to see the benefits of new ideas.
I have the ability to implement my new ideas to my daily work schedule. I help my coworkers learn new strategies that help them as well, and enable us to excel as a team.
My employer understands the importance of new technology, strategies, and ideas. They appreciate the new skills I learn and use every day.
When my company offers special training at work, I take advantage of it to the best of my ability.
My endeavors to expand my job skills affect my life in a positive way. They help me remember how to use my study skills from school and remind me to appreciate my ability to learn at any age.
Today, I enjoy learning new concepts for work. They help me become a more valuable employee and a more productive member of my community.
- How can I make the learning process for work easier?
- What can I do to help my coworkers accept, learn, and implement new ideas?
- How can I keep up with new technology changes in my industry?
“I am creating financial security with my talents.”
It is fully within my power to determine my financial security. I use my skills to create financial stability in my life. I am grateful for my talents because they can help benefit my family.
I am free of financial struggles and difficulties. My financial decisions positively affect my life and the lives of my family members. My talents are the key to our financial abundance.
I make mindful choices that enhance my financial life. I have the wisdom to accurately assess my many talents. The shortest path to guaranteeing my financial security is taking full advantage of my strengths. I regularly consider the best ways to apply my skills for financial gain.
When I think about ways to earn more money, I stop and consider which methods make the most sense for my skill set. Extra money helps my family immensely.
I know that utilizing my skills, talents, and abilities saves me money, time, and energy. I know the best path to my financial security and wealth is growing exponentially.
Although I may seek the advice of friends, it is ultimately up to me to determine how to use my talents for the greatest financial benefit.
Today, I choose to create greater financial security through the use of my skills. I am becoming more financially secure with each passing day. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful talents that benefit me and my family.
- Which of my talents could help me increase my income?
- How can I use my talents to my maximum benefit?
- What talents can I further develop?
“I can accept leadership changes at work.”
Change is an essential part of the work world. I understand that leadership positions can shift at my job at any time. I am comfortable with these changes and adjust my work accordingly.
I am ready to adapt to new policies and ideas from new managers.
I embrace the transformation of my workplace and encourage my coworkers to accept it too. These changes are part of the natural process of business, and I figure that the best way to continue to be a valuable asset at my company is to welcome the new leadership. I am able to work and prosper through the changes.
Transitions are an important part of the company’s growth, so I embrace them.
I accept new roles and projects and do what I can to help the company move forward and prosper.
I avoid allowing fear or worry about new leaders at work to stop me on my own journey to success. With new management, my path to success at my company may vary a bit from what I am accustomed to, but I know I can always adapt to whatever modifications they bring to my workplace.
Today, I take leadership changes at work in stride. I help my new managers feel at home at my company and do my best to adjust to the changes they bring.
- What can I do to help new managers at my work feel comfortable?
- How can I help my coworkers deal with leadership changes?
- What can I do to maintain job security during tumultuous times at work?
“I do more than my share for the sake of the team.”
I do more than my share for the sake of the team because I am a team player. Being part of a team means I must place my own interests aside to seek the best interests of the team.
I take pleasure in participating in a team where I get to exchange ideas with others and work toward a goal together. I check my pride at the door because teamwork is all about the team, not about me.
In my mind, I am determined to do whatever it takes to make the goal of the team a reality. I bring my talents and skills to the table for the benefit of the team.
There may be people on my team who lack enthusiasm, but I try my best to promote a positive attitude leading by example. Even when someone else is the official leader of the team, I inspire other team members by demonstrating passion in the details of my work.
It is irrelevant to me who is in charge or how much work my teammates are completing. My only concern is to do all that I can to the best of my abilities. Concerning myself with the work of others is a distraction to the overall success of the team.
Today, I focus on doing the best I can for the sake of the team. I refrain from comparing my efforts to the efforts of others because the thing that ultimately matters most is the team.
- How can my enthusiasm inspire my team?
- What talents do I have that can benefit my team?
- Is my attitude helpful or harmful to the team?
“I do my job well.”
I have a passion for my work. I think about the purpose behind my tasks. I find meaning in my work and do my job well.
I maintain a positive attitude. I look on the bright side and think about things that make me smile. I demonstrate my team spirit by encouraging myself and others to maximize our contributions.
I communicate openly with my boss. I clarify priorities and goals. I ask relevant questions so I can understand my responsibilities.
I take initiative. I volunteer for challenging assignments and new projects. I strive to exceed expectations.
I focus on solutions. I look for opportunities to increase quality and efficiency. I develop practical action plans to propose to my boss. I test out innovations and make adjustments as needed.
I set goals. I give myself specific and measurable targets to strive for. I create short and long term milestones that help me to measure my progress.
I upgrade my skills. I increase my knowledge and capabilities. I value ongoing learning so I can develop my potential and serve others.
I welcome feedback. I ask my boss and co-workers for their input. Constructive criticism helps me to understand my strengths and the areas where I need to grow.
Today, I put my heart into my work. Excelling at my job gives me a sense of accomplishment.
- What are 3 things I like about my job?
- How can I enhance my job performance today?
- What kind of work would I be willing to do for free?
“I embrace new opportunities to travel abroad for work.”
Traveling abroad is a hugely positive career opportunity for me. I am confident the trip will be a fantastic way to show others my abilities.
My work provides me with the chance to go to other places around the world, and I am ready to do it.
I am certain that my family and friends will be able to handle my absence. They support my goals and dreams and know this trip is important to me.
Working abroad gives me new personal and professional chances to show others I shine. The competitive job market requires that I take chances and try new things.
My experiences abroad are sure to promote personal growth on a new level!
Working abroad improves my language and general communication skills on a daily basis. I have the ability to meet new people and make new friends who share the same interests as me.
I gain insights into new places, cultures, and people. I become more open and accepting of other cultures. I can build an entire network of new friends and coworkers by going abroad.
Today, I embrace the idea of going abroad because of my work.
- How can I help others understand my confidence in taking work trips?
- What can I do to attract more travel abroad opportunities related to my work?
- How can I best prepare my friends and family for my absence?
“I envision myself in a higher position.”
I am an excellent employee. I am faithful to my work, arriving early every day and leaving only after my work is complete. Every task I perform is done with passion, because I take pride in my work.
I am passionate about what I do and the company for which I work. Although I know that my career is far from over, I am happy to be living out my Creator’s best for my life at this time.
I am blessed to have employment during these difficult times in my country’s economy. While others struggle with work, I am blessed with a job that puts food on the table and allows me to exercise my talent.
While I am grateful for what I have, I am filled with ambition. I envision myself in a higher position than the one I hold today. My dreams are big and more alive than ever.
I deserve a promotion because I have acquired the skills necessary to perform my job well. My performance at this level is faithful and exemplary, and now it is time to serve in a role with more responsibility.
Experience makes me a qualified candidate for a promotion. Even when there are no open positions available, I know that things are working in my favor to reward my faithfulness.
Today, I choose to inquire about open positions or upcoming promotions as a first step in preparing myself for what is to come.
- Where do I see myself five years from now?
- What position would I like to be promoted into?
- Am I willing to put in the effort and pay the price for my promotion?
“I grow my network.”
I use networking to cultivate long-term relationships. I share my time, talents, and encouragement with others. I gain new knowledge, expand my connections, and discover valuable opportunities.
I make new contacts. I ask for referrals. I attend professional meetings and industry events. I carry my business cards in case I meet someone interesting at a party or on a flight.
I reach out to former colleagues. I ask my previous boss for advice about a challenge at my current job. I invite my former co-workers out for coffee or lunch.
I set priorities. I decide on the most promising events to attend and publications to read. I balance my efforts between online and offline interactions. I focus on nurturing the relationships that help me to have a greater impact on issues I care about.
I follow up. I apply the feedback that others give me. I keep my commitments to call someone back or review their proposal. I thank others for their time and support.
I help others. I am generous about sharing my resources.
I discover mutual interests. I ask open-ended questions that help uncover common ground. I am genuine and authentic. I take a sincere interest in others and speak honestly about my goals.
I create new opportunities. I share leads and referrals. I welcome partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork.
Today, I build mutually beneficial relationships. Networking helps me to connect with colleagues, make friends, and advance my career.
- How can I be of service to others?
- How can I make myself more approachable?
- What is one networking skill I want to develop further?
“I know when to leave work at work.”
I have clear boundaries for my work because I want to enjoy the other aspects of my life. No matter how hard I labor, work will always be there. I keep work separate from my personal life.
While at work, I use my time wisely so I can get things done at work, then I can relax once I’m home. After all, my body and mind needs both work and play.
It’s better for me to finish a project at work then to bring it home because my home is my sanctuary.
In my list of priorities, relationships always come first. I am not in a relationship with my job. My family always comes before my work. When I spend time with my family, all thoughts of work are squeezed out of my mind.
When I caress my baby’s soft skin or my partner’s hair, I am reminded of how fragile life is. Knowing that I don’t have forever with my family helps me place my life into perspective. My desire to get just one more thing done is not stronger than my desire to be with my family.
I need time for myself so I don’t lose my identity. Taking time for myself helps me recharge so I can continue to be happy, healthy and productive. During my time-off, I am creative and I pursue my other passions because it rejuvenates me.
Life is all about balance. My soul needs a balanced diet just like my body. Allowing myself an occasional sweet treat helps me to stay on track.
- How can I better manage my time?
- Have I been neglecting any of my passions?
- How can I make the most of my time away from work?
“I listen to my heart when making career decisions.”
It is easy to ignore desires of the heart when faced with imminent life responsibilities, but I avoid that urge. I listen to my heart and allow it to guide me. Choosing a career path involves looking behind the intellect at what the heart is yearning for.
My desire to travel pushes me to create a path for achieving it. I am content with doing less desirable work until I am able to make a move.
Being happy in a job is important to me. Although some jobs offer impressive financial benefits, I look beyond that. I go after opportunities that allow me to utilize my strengths.
My peace of mind at the end of each day is my main priority. I am disinterested in work that results in me feeling stressed.
My heart is pulled towards experiences that renew my soul and liven my emotions. Being connected emotionally to my work is good when the job encourages positive energy.
I am able to be passionate about the work I do each day.
Today, my heart is my compass as I journey towards a fulfilling career. I am committed to emotional well-being. My choices in life are primarily based on whether the outcome positively enhances my existence.
- How do I know when it is time to move on from a job?
- What are some of the qualities that I look for in an employer?
- How do I feel about pursuing a career that provides income while I travel the world?
“I make an honest living.”
Before focusing on the quality of my work, I ensure that I am working honestly. It is important to me to maintain integrity in my job.
Being honest with my employer means letting them know when I am having a difficulty. It is pointless hiding a challenge for fear of being viewed as incompetent. I am confident of my value to the organization, so I avoid doubting my abilities.
Whenever I freelance, I charge reasonable rates and provide exactly what I promise. I have repeat customers because I offer them value for their money.
Although I often feel like I am worth a higher rate, I keep my charges within market range. I know that my customers have alternatives, so being fair to them benefits both of us.
I avoid packaging what I offer as anything other than it is. Misleading others is dishonest and distasteful. It is hardly worth developing a negative reputation.
I only work overtime when the workload exceeds the time allotted. It is deceitful to inflate pay invoices because the details are overlooked. Working productively throughout the day is the commitment that my employer expects and that I am obligated to provide.
Today, I recognize that honesty takes me far in life. It opens doors for me. My mind and soul are at peace each night because I know that I live honestly.
- How do I arrive at a billable rate for my freelance services?
- What other virtues do I display at work?
- How do I go about finding new opportunities for earning an income?
“I show initiative.”
When I want to have a new relationship, excel in my career, or begin a new venture, I show initiative. Each day, I consciously take on the responsibility to go after my goals and bring my hopes and dreams to life.
I recognize that I hold the power to create the life I desire.
To me, having initiative means that I am ready at all times to pursue something that I believe makes my life better. The confidence I gain from showing initiative builds my self-esteem, compelling me to take an opening move more often.
Progressing forward to go after something I want brings me challenges, excitement, and satisfaction. Although I may feel fear or uncertainty, I find the courage to do it anyway.
I know that if I want to succeed, I must show initiative in my everyday life. It is comforting to know that regardless of challenges, I can count on myself to produce a positive result.
I have confidence that I can set into motion the success I want in life.
Today, I take personal responsibility for my life. I accept that my success and fulfillment depend on my ability to show initiative, so I take action whenever possible.
- When was the last time I showed initiative? How did things turn out?
- Do I go after the things I really want, no matter what? If not, why not?
- How can I increase my personal initiative?
“I take charge of my career.”
I take charge of my work and career potential. I am able to make job decisions that provide positive results. I know where I want to work and how I want to work. I am confident that the path in front of me leads to success in the workplace.
I ensure that my work is top-notch, which results in excellent performance reviews. I am smart, capable, and strong.
I am in control of my career. I get to decide the field, niche, job, and area. I get to pick who I work with each day.
I have stability and security in my job.
I am proud of the work I produce. I am happy to work with others. I support my employer and coworkers with confidence. I collaborate with others, seek out new opportunities, and expand my horizons.
I climb the ladder to success. I take charge of my accomplishments. I receive rewards and honors for my work. I get praise for my efforts.
I know how to manage my career. I know what steps to take to enhance it. I know which direction is right for me. I understand who supports me and helps me climb higher.
Today, I take charge and focus on my career. I acknowledge my strengths and work on my weaknesses. I am a strong and smart worker, and I bring value to my workplace.
- How can I take control of my career if I work for someone else?
- How can I be more confident at work?
- What can I do to achieve greater success in my career?
“I welcome change in my career, attitude, behavior, and lifestyle.”
Change is a good thing and I let go of any tendency to resist it. Change is a catalyst that can bring me many benefits in all areas of my life.
Changes in my career can result in good fortune. Is my goal to remain static in my career, staying right where I am for the rest of my life? Or is it to move forward to bigger and better things? Change is the only thing that will advance me in my profession.
Attitude changes can go a long way toward helping me achieve my goals. The more positive my mindset, the more good that seem to happen! Strengthening my confidence and self-esteem propels me forward while helping me to overcome challenges with ease.
By having a strong discipline, I find it easier to make wise choices to develop a new way of life. I give myself permission to break bad habits and replace them with good ones. To these types of changes, I say, “Bring it on!”
My lifestyle also improves as I change and grow. Changes help me become more fulfilled. Each change brings new knowledge and experiences, which paves the way for some exciting new opportunities!
Even changes that seem frightening at first can bring great joy when I face my fear of change. Sometimes, when I look back, I wonder how I ever did what I did!
Today, I choose to invite change into my life and take advantage of all the benefits it can bring.
- Do I have a tendency to resist change?
- How can I help myself feel more comfortable with changes?
- Can I move forward with a change right now that will benefit me?
“I work harder and smarter than my competition.”
I am the hardest working person I know. I am drawn to hard work like a moth to a flame. When I spend an entire day working hard, I feel good about myself.
I know my future is in my hands when I put in the time and effort to move my life in a positive direction. I like being in control of my life. Hard, smart work is the way I accomplish that.
Life is competitive, but I am free from concern. While there is competition in my field, I work harder and smarter than my competitors.
My competitors fear my work ethic. It is one of the many things that sets me apart from everyone else.
I spend my time intelligently. I know that the number of hours available each day is limited. I use my hours in the smartest way possible. I know which tasks add the greatest amount of value. I make the best use of my time each and every day
When I work smarter, I accomplish more and allow myself more free time to keep my life in balance.
Today, I plan ahead to ensure I accomplish as much as possible. I spend my time intelligently and outwork my competition. I work harder and smarter and then reap the benefits!
- How can I best use my time today? What do I most need to accomplish?
- How can I waste less time each day? How can I get more accomplished?
- What person or company is my greatest competition? How can I outperform them?
“My ambition is on the rise.”
I stay in touch with the elements of my personality that compel me to move forward in life. It is important for me to know which characteristics I want to strengthen, increase, or develop more fully.
One of my personality traits that I see as very important is ambition. I strive to remain aware of my drive for success.
Having a drive to achieve goals is a cornerstone of success. I believe I possess this initiative to progress successfully in life. And I can see that my ambition increases with each task I complete.
I am proud of my ambition.
As I find myself focusing more and more on my motivation in life, I see my ambition blossoming.
When I am aware of my ambition, I recognize that it brings me the motivation to perform at my highest levels at home and in my career. I believe my ambition increases as each day goes by.
Today, I plan to notice my level of ambition in whatever I do. Whether it is getting things done around my home, working on a project at work, or helping a friend, I can observe within myself the strength of my drive for success. I smile as I reflect on how my ambition is getting stronger.
- How would I rank my ambition on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being no ambition and 10 being the highest ambition possible?
- In an average week, how often do I consider the impact of my motivation for success?
- Do I notice how it feels when I am ambitious about some area of my life?
“My career is on the right path for me.”
I trust that I am heading in the right direction with my life.
My future looks bright and hopeful. I am thankful for my blessings in all parts of my life, including my career. My career is on the right path for me.
I have confidence that I can accomplish my goals. Although temporary setbacks are a normal part of this process, I trust that I can get past them.
Any challenges that come my way only serve to make me stronger. Then, future challenges feel less daunting, and I am certain in my ability to overcome them.
I am thankful for the many experiences that contribute to my career. I learn from each and every one, even if a situation seems less than positive at the time.
I learn from both my achievements and mistakes. Because of this, I seek out learning situations whenever I can, and know that they are part of making my career what I want it to be.
Today, I believe that my career dreams are attainable. I set small goals and celebrate when I achieve them. From past experiences, I know that setbacks are only temporary before I begin moving forward again. My career is on the right path for me.
- What can I do today to benefit my career?
- Are there any challenging decisions about my career that I have been hesitant to face?
- What is the best possible outcome if I choose to face them?
“My hard work is paying off.”
Everything that I have in my life is a result of my hard work. I have made it this far by putting in the time to better myself and navigate life’s obstacles. I take credit for my achievements and see progress in everything that I do.
If others recognize my work, then I am willing to take credit when it is due. Otherwise, I hold a quiet truth within myself that my work is of great value.
I have goals about where I want to be in life. While my hard work may not get me there today, everything I do brings me that much closer.
I take time each day to think about the lessons of the past. I realize how much I have learned and celebrate my progress. This progress may come in many forms, both within me and outside of me.
Today, I choose to honor my accomplishments. I rightfully deserve all of the credit for where I am today and look forward to striving to go even further tomorrow.
- What is an area of my life that has improved over the past several years?
- What are some different ways that I can celebrate my hard work?
- Where would I like my work to take me in the near future?
“My job brings abundance into my life.”
Working each day provides me many benefits. At work, I get to delve into projects that interest me and attain recognition for the tasks I perform. I also have the opportunity to stretch myself professionally and achieve my goals.
While I am at work, I accomplish all that is essential for me professionally. I develop a genuine interest in my work projects. I make acquaintances and new friends. Also, I earn money to support both my family and myself.
My job helps me build confidence and a sense of integrity as I show that I can be a responsible, reliable associate. These character traits provide me with abundance at work and elsewhere.
Because of my job, I have so much to be thankful for. I live in a secure, comfortable home that is paid for by my wages. My place is filled with items of necessity and pleasure that I have also obtained from many honest days of work.
My work not only allows me to have material goods, but it also allows me to provide for my family. I furnish my loved ones with everything they need because of the monetary abundance provided by my job.
Today, I feel blessed with the abundance my job brings into my life. I am truly thankful each day for all that I have because of my work.
- Is it hard for me to relate my comfortable home life to my work?
- Do I feel thankful for my job? Are there times when I have a negative attitude toward my work?
- How can I ensure that my work will continue to provide me with the projects, interests, experiences, and financial abundance to which I have become accustomed?
“My resume is impressive.”
I am a valuable individual with a unique set of desirable skills. The combination of my academic preparation and my life’s experiences make me the perfect candidate for any job I desire. The professionalism, substance, and passion that I bring to my work are evident in my resume.
My resume is well written. It is free from typos, errors, and inaccurate information. The piece of paper I hand to prospective employers is something I am proud of because it tells my story. The presentation of my resume is clean and aesthetically pleasing.
My objective is clearly stated on my resume. I am a team player and a life-long learner. I seek to benefit the team as I cultivate my own talents. Opportunity is my target. I aim high and fearlessly launch myself like an arrow toward my goal.
My educational history reflects my pursuit of excellence. I am confident about the reputation of my educational institutions. The quality of my education surpasses employers’ expectations. I am reaping the rewards of my hard work as a student.
My life experience equips me with knowledge about the type of work I perform. I continually seek to place myself in situations where I can expand my knowledge through personal experience.
Armed with my personal skills, I can achieve anything I set out to do. My resume is an accurate snapshot of who I am. I am a hardworking person, devoted to success.
Today, I present my resume to potential employers with confidence. I am proud of who I am as reflected on my resume.
- When was the last time I edited my resume?
- Am I proud of the way my resume is presented?
- What can I do to improve the quality of my resume?
“My strong work ethic transfers from one job to the next.”
There are certain rules in life that I take with me wherever I go. They keep me consistent and allow my character to develop well. One of these guidelines is my strong work ethic.
When I display a strong work ethic, I am able to find solutions to any challenge. This character trait gives me drive and determination that creates alternatives.
Having that trait means that giving up is the last possible option that I choose. I keep persevering until I am able to achieve what I desire. At work, I take as much time as necessary to complete my tasks.
Although I prefer to work smarter, sometimes I am required to put in the extra hours. The most important thing to me is the quality of my output.
Consistency is always at the forefront of my mind. I like to be considered reliable. Part of that is allowing others to be accustomed to the high level of work that I produce. My references are impressive because I give each task my all.
Getting my mind right is a key component to the formula for maintaining a strong work ethic. Focus comes from living healthily on a consistent basis.
Healthy living means resting well, eating nutritious food, and taking care of my physical well-being. These factors combined give me a sense of clarity that makes it possible to give my all on the job.
Today, there is very little difference between one job and the next in my mind. Although the specific responsibilities are varied, the effort required from me is the same.
- How do I strengthen my work ethic?
- What impact does it play on the types of job that I choose to commit to?
- How does my work ethic impact my personal life?
“My versatility comes in handy.”
Having a wide variety of skills helps me get through each day. It brings me pride to know that my many skills ensure that I can perform many types of tasks.
My skills are diverse. I am a good listener. I can debate and present facts using tact when a situation requires it. And I can learn new things easily. All of these skills are ancillary to my work skills.
My confidence is strong because I believe that I can develop the skills to successfully do almost anything I choose. I focus on developing new knowledge and skills because I strive to be versatile.
My versatility also helps me overcome challenges. I figure that where there’s a will, there’s a way, and I proceed to use my creativity to find a solution. If one idea fails to work, I just try something else until the challenge is resolved.
My varied skills also enable me to provide assistance to whomever I want.
Whenever my parents, friends, or neighbors require some help, they call me and I can usually assist them. It is true that my versatility comes in handy. My range of skills allows me to help others in some way nearly every day.
Today, I can demonstrate my versatility to help myself and others. Challenges fall by the wayside when faced with my wide array of skills. And using my skills to help others provides me with feelings of joy and satisfaction in life.
- Do I consider myself versatile when it comes to my repertoire of skills?
- How do my skills help me? Do I want to learn more? What’s my plan?
- When others require assistance, do I recognize that I have at least some of the skills necessary to help them?
“My work feeds my soul.”
My occupation gives my spirit nourishment. All of my hard work is worth it. The products of my work help others and make a difference in their lives. I make the world better with each day that I do my work.
My work inspires my spirit to go higher.
My work helps me reach others with different ideas. It helps me build connections and create strong networks. It allows me to discover with different points of view.
I have a daily plan for my work that feeds my soul.
I approach my job from a place of happiness and confidence. I take pride in my daily accomplishments. I pay attention to the little details and find pleasure in everything I do for my job.
I appreciate my coworkers and their insight. I pay attention to their thoughts and incorporate them into my work. I listen to their advice and tips.
My work has a real purpose. I have the determination necessary to achieve my work goals.
Because I receive such fulfillment from my work, I encourage those around me to aspire to greater things with their careers, too. I motivate everyone to be their best.
My efforts have meaning. My skills and talents are important.
Today, I am grateful for my work. I am thankful to have a job that feeds and nourishes my spirit.
- How can I find a balance between my work life and home life?
- What can I do to ensure I only focus on inspiring work that lifts my spirit?
- How can I have greater control over my work and projects?
“My work is important to me.”
I am thankful for my career. I realize that I have choices about what type of work I do. I choose to work at my particular job because it is meaningful and fulfilling.
Because my work is nearly one-third of my life, I want it to be fascinating, ever-changing, and abundant. Without work, I realize I would likely be less than the person I am today.
My work adds to me. It makes me think more, show my serious side, and gives me a chance to be a great team player. I show the world what I can do at work.
I excel in life because of my work. I feel pride when something I do at work is recognized. I am happy to help out my supervisor or co-workers. My chosen life’s work has a special place in my heart. I know I can be at the top of the heap at work because of my achievements there.
When I am off work, I ponder all the things I love about my current job. I am blessed to have my job.
Today, I intend to put my all into my work. I see it as my responsibility to ensure I love my work. I plan to reach out to my supervisor to offer to help them and my co-workers in completing their work projects. My career is important to me.
- How do I feel about my work?
- Do I enjoy getting up in the mornings, knowing that I am headed to work?
- What can I do to find more joy and value in my work?
“My work satisfies me.”
My career is engaging and meaningful. I embrace change. I am willing to take risks to help me develop my potential and discover new opportunities. I enjoy exploring different paths and sampling a variety of experiences.
I continue learning. I sign up for training programs and online courses. I add to my knowledge and skills.
I search for autonomy. I show my boss that I can handle working independently. I propose new projects and suggest valuable innovations. If I want to start my own business, I take steps to make it a reality.
I encourage teamwork and collaboration. I use kindness and humor to build a sense of community. I share my knowledge and insights. I take pleasure in seeing my coworkers succeed.
I make friends at the office. I choose to be authentic and transparent. I let my colleagues get to know me. I take an interest in their personal lives.
I use my talents to help others. I think about those who benefit from my work. I might teach school so children can discover the joy of reading. I might perform medical research that prevents disease and helps patients to recover faster.
I set goals. I give myself challenging and exciting targets to strive for. Measuring my performance motivates me to keep trying.
I own my work and take charge of my career.
Today, I approach my work with passion and commitment. I use my job to build my achievements and contribute to the world.
- How does my job reflect my values?
- What kinds of tasks give me a sense of flow?
- What is one thing I can do today to advance my career?
“Successful colleagues inspire me to be confident in my abilities.”
There are examples of greatness all around me and I seek them out each day. Successful colleagues fuel me to fearlessly go after my dreams. Their lives are examples of endless effort leading to victory.
I place great value in the mentorship of my employer. Self-made people prove to me that anything I place on my heart is achievable.
When I listen to true stories of sacrifice and long hours of toil, I realize that inner strength is the way to success. Keeping my focus on what I am pursuing makes a tough journey a little more bearable.
My colleagues prove to me that confidence brings out hidden abilities. When I believe in myself, I start to see the attributes that drive success into my life.
Although I sometimes lack the answers today, I avoid allowing that to prevent my progress. I take the time to find the answer because I know it exists. That is the formula used by the great inventors of the world. I emulate their example each day.
Seeing others move away from their comfort zone in pursuit of goals is inspiring. It shows me that achieving greatness sometimes requires making myself uncomfortable.
Today, I know that the way to true success is through sacrifice and self-confidence. My life is now an example of both of those things because together they produce a proven formula for winning at life.
- Who are some of my most inspirational colleagues?
- How much of what I experience is used to guide future action?
- How do I know when I am on the verge of success?
“Taking on additional responsibilities at work increases my value.”
I work to my fullest potential. It gives me a sense of satisfaction to extend myself into other areas, so I gladly accept additional responsibilities when they come my way. Taking on new projects also makes me more valuable to my employer.
I reject the narrative that I owe my employer the amount of work that is equivalent to my salary. There is value in giving more than what my compensation covers.
Going beyond the call of duty gains me recognition as a loyal employee who is concerned about the well-being of the company. I understand that doing my part to keep the organization successful contributes to my longevity there.
When I offer my assistance to other departments, I expand my horizons. Learning new areas of the business makes me flexible and attractive as an employee.
My employers know that I am reliable when they recognize how versed I am in the business. They treat me respectfully and deserve my full effort.
I know that doing more also adds to my value for future endeavors. Each action that I perform today is in preparation for a lifetime of projects that I am bound to undertake.
Today, I welcome additional responsibility. My compensation comes from developing myself and opening new opportunities for my future self as a result.
- When does helping others cross the line into overextending myself?
- What other actions cause an increase in my value?
- How do I adjust use of my time to ensure that I am being productive?
“There is a huge demand for my skills and abilities.”
My abilities and skills are in high demand. I have many opportunities available to me, all I need to do is take the time to look. I have a lot to offer the right employer, and the right employer is searching for me right now. Plus, I have the right to be well compensated for my exceptional skills and abilities.
Even if I decide to work for myself, my skills and abilities are in high demand. I can rapidly sell my services for a significant income. It makes me excited to even consider the possibilities!
I make a list of my greatest skills and capabilities and each day I add to it. The more I work on it, the more impressed I am with myself. I can easily sell my time and skills. I am excited and motivated to use my skills and talents to best of my ability.
When searching for a new job, I consider all the possible ways I could best leverage my skill set. I ask myself which employers would be most interested in what I have to offer. Then, I make a plan to approach these employers and market myself to them. I am certain to hear from them quickly after putting my plan into action.
Today, I am making a list of everything I have to offer the world. I am finding the best opportunity to take full advantage of my skills and abilities. I am changing my life with the realization that there is a huge demand for my skills and abilities.
- What are my greatest skills and abilities?
- Who wants someone with my skills and abilities?
- What can I do right now to find the right opportunity to use my talents to their best advantage?
“Trusting my team makes me a better leader.”
I believe in teamwork and that a team is only as strong as its weakest link. I know that the best way to build a strong team is to trust my teammates. This trust goes a long way in ensuring loyalty from everyone on the team.
As the leader of my team, I embrace my responsibility to allow them to prove themselves. I am a good leader because of my approach. My team members feel inspired and motivated when I show that I trust them.
At work, I sometimes feel concerned that a team member might be incapable of doing a task. But I acknowledge that trust is both critical and motivating, so I delegate tasks with the utmost confidence in their ability.
I am a good leader because I know which team members to trust with specific responsibilities. To the best of my ability, I match team members with tasks that I know they can do well and then trust them to do a great job.
Today, I continue to show trust in those on my team. I recognize that I am viewed as a good leader when I show team players that I am confident in their abilities. I embrace the strengths of others and assign responsibilities to them that showcase those strengths.
- How do I react when a trusted team member does not succeed at a task I have trusted them to accomplish?
- Do my team members trust me?
- What more can I do to show others that I trust them?