16 Career Affirmations That ACTUALLY Work


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Growing up in the era of "You can do anything you want if you set your mind to it!" has its perks, of course–but that "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" attitude is not without its downsides. For example, if your career isn't going the way you'd like it to, or you didn't land your dream job, then something must be wrong with you, right?

It's so easy to get wrapped up in a failure mindset when it feels like you're falling short of your dreams–and guess what? That failure mindset is exactly what's keeping you stuck. Luckily, there's a fairly easy way to change your attitude and change your life: affirmations.

Affirmations are defined as "the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything." While that may sound a little crazy–Repeating some pretty words can change my life?–the craziest thing is that affirmations actually work.

Take these 16 career affirmations. Pick your favorites and repeat them to yourself every morning for a month. We're willing to bet you'll notice a big change by month's end–just trust us.

1 of 17

"I create wonderful business opportunities."

2 of 17

"My business is a huge success."

3 of 17

"I am willing to learn new ways of living."

4 of 17

"My business allows me to have a life I love."

5 of 17

"I achieve my goals with ease."

6 of 17

"I am free to do whatever I wish to do."

7 of 17

"My work makes a difference."

8 of 17

"I deserve to be employed and paid well for my time, efforts, and ideas. Each day, I am closer to finding the perfect job for me."

9 of 17

"I am capable of incredible things."

10 of 17

"I am working at a career that I really enjoy."

11 of 17

"Achieving my goals is getting easier and easier."

12 of 17

"I am passionate about my business and it shows in everything I do."

13 of 17

"My income is constantly increasing."

14 of 17

"I can and I will find my dream job."

15 of 17

"I deserve to be well paid for my skills and my knowledge."

16 of 17

"I have this fire in me. I have a purpose. I will not stay stuck in a job that doesn't fit me."