Repetition, as with learning, is a wonderful tool when it comes to success. If you know nothing else other than your desire and you repeat that desire consistently and constantly and then take action with persistence and belief, being sure to always refocus on your desire along the way, you will achieve that desire! Repeating a desire allows your mind to tune in to it, it tells your mind, “This is what we are focusing on and we will have it.” It shows your mind what you believe is important for it to spend its energy accomplishing. And in return your mind will begin to utilize all its faculties to help see it through to completion. Your mind is a very powerful tool and repetition is a very basic way to start getting that mental power working for you in a focused and directed way.
By holding your mind on one desire for a prolonged period of time you are activating and calling to your aid many natural laws, including the famed Law of Attraction. You will begin to notice things associated with your desire more easily. One of my favorite examples of this is getting a new car, you may have never noticed another car like it before but suddenly you see them everywhere, this is the Law of Attraction. And, the simplest way to activate the Law of Attraction is mental repetition; mentally repeat your desire again and again, “I desire to accumulate wealth.” With this easy start you will be on your way to achieving your desire. When I first began (after reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill for the first time) to attempt to influence my mind and simply become rich I never could have imagined the journey that simple prolonged action would take me on. Various books came into my possession and all of a sudden new teachers found their way to me; showing me all kinds of wonderful ways to get closer and closer to achieving my desire. Once you tune your mind to your desire and start capitalizing on the opportunities that life presents you with, you get into the flow of receiving all that you need, be it knowledge, assistance, or money it just begins to find its way into your life. The things you require to move closer and closer to your goal begin to come to you more and more quickly, as fast as you can utilize one tool another presents itself until finally you have accomplished your goal and received your desire. I think that it’s interesting to note here that you receive tools and skills on the way to receiving your desire; in effect you receive to receive. It is important to notice each thing you receive and accept it openly with gratitude.
There are many ways you can implement the principle of repetition in your own life each day, whether you’re at home or on the go you can always be shaping and creating by using repetition. Some very simple ways include: mental repetition, verbal repetition, written repetition, and visual repetition. Each of these can be accomplished in simple and specific ways which also happens, in some cases, to utilize more than one at a time.
This method is the easiest to do and it allows you to practice repetition wherever you are. You simply create an affirmation or pick a desire to focus on and begin mentally repeating it again and again. At times I will create strings of affirmations or desires that work together, build on each other, and/or are necessary to accomplishing each other. I’ll do this while at the store, waiting in line, or at a stop light. You can also create a mental image of the word or of the desire happening, while repeating the affirmation to further reinforce the idea. But, through repeated use of mental repetition the mental images will begin to appear naturally. Sometimes it is not only beneficial but necessary to control the exact mental image you hold of something to guarantee accurate and best possible results.
Using you voice when possible is a big plus, it allows you to speak the desire or affirmation and hear it; two very powerful tools we humans have at our disposal: our speech and our hearing. Speaking is a physical action and as such when you say an affirmation or desire out loud you have just made it physical, you took action in respect to it, and you hear it. This allows you to create mental impressions while also taking physical action and it is really good for developing positive habits too. You can also study your vocals for clues as to how you feel about this affirmation/desire or how built up the intention is. Are you loud? Do you sound confident? Is your voice clear? Does the statement flow easily from your lips? Do you have to think hard to remember the statement or does it just appear? While stating affirmations and desires aloud I try to focus on being loud, clear, and confident; sometimes, I will even take a few minutes to tune my mind to these three points prior to beginning verbal repetition.
I absolutely love writing affirmations and desires. It makes me feel really good to take the time to focus my attention; the discipline needed to keep going and being able to cultivate that further always makes me feel very accomplished upon finishing. Grab a few sheets of lined paper and start writing! I use each line to its fullest and finish every statement or individual desire with a period to signify to my mind to only focus on this word(s). I’ll write a single statement or desire over and over again sometimes hundreds of times or I’ll pick a few different ones to do 20/30 times, or more, each. It really just depends on my current goals and requirements. Writing repetition is also a good way to take physical action as stated above and get definite with your desires. You get to utilize your sight allowing you to get some visual repetition as well as being able to use verbal repetition if you decide to state what you’re writing as you write it. Once I finish a page I always take a second to glance it over a few times getting in a few more mental impressions and getting more value from my hard work. I often save the sheets after I’ve finished allowing me to return to them and use them for mental, visual and/or verbal repetition sessions in the future.
There are a number of quick ways to take advantage of visual repetition. To start you can simply grab a piece of paper or a note card and write out the desire or affirmation you wish to focus on. Then you can begin to observe the words, holding your entire attention firm on the observation of the sign you have made. You can also start using mental repetition here and repeat the statement mentally while you focus your visual attention on the image you’ve created. And of course, you could also use verbal repetition and repeat the statement aloud as you focus your visual attention on the image. I enjoy using a graphics program, like MS Paint or Photoshop if you have it, to create affirmation and desire signs. I save them all in a focus folder and use the slide show feature in my viewer to begin going through them and imprinting them on my mind. Sometimes I’ll hold the next arrow so that it slides through them really quickly allowing my mind to take fast snap shots of the images and begin to recall the images more easily. Once again either mental or verbal repetition can come into play while watching the slide show at normal speed!
You can also use repetition to improve aspects of your character. As with above by focusing on the character trait you desire to possess, you will call into action the Law of Attraction and other natural laws. You will start to develop the character trait from within as new experiences come into play to aid you in shaping yourself. An example of this would be realizing that you sometimes flip flop on decisions you have made. In this case, you would attempt to make yourself more decisive. Allowing you to reach definite decisions quickly and stick to them entirely. I would create a series of affirmations designed to focus my mind on being decisive, believing I can be decisive, cultivating a strong desire to be decisive, and acting in a decisive manor. I’d spend some time first tuning my mind to the desire, “Decisive”, ensuring that my mind is heading in the right direction, towards my desired outcome. And then, spend a few minutes practicing all or some of the methods stated above with my newly formed affirmations. I usually try to add this to my morning and nightly routine for maximum impact and effect.
Any way that you put the principle of repetition to work you will soon see results and begin reaping the benefits of the seeds you’ve sown within your mental garden. Remember to be vigilant and consistent with your practice of repetition; try to make it a daily habit to repeat your desires and affirmations using any of the above methods or any of your own. Speaking of which, if you have a way you like to use repetition not mentioned in this article please share! Leave a quick description in the comments below so others can benefit from it as well! As always thank you so much for reading and please come back soon!
About the Author:
Christopher A. Aseltine has over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience across several different industries. For the past 9 years he has been delving into the world of self-help and success. He has always had a passion for helping others, counseling and helping friends and family from a young age. Christopher has decided to take the knowledge and experience he has gained over the last decade and a half and present it all in one place in order to reach and help the broadest audience possible.
Christopher is married to his wife, Nicole, with two children, Ariana and Ace. He enjoys music and plays several instruments. His life’s passion is business and marketing. He is enthusiastic, fun-loving, and can sometimes be a bit over the top, although those that know him well might say always over the top. His hope and goal with Mental Impressions is to use that passion and enthusiasm to serve others well.