Each week I want to bless you with guidance and resources to help you grow as a leader. This week, you’re going to receive the “I Demonstrate My Leadership Skills Each Day” affirmation. So one might ask, “as a leader what’s the benefit of an affirmation to me?”
We all have what we more mature (aka older) people would call a tape recorder in our head. What other people might say is the little voice that speaks to you. You may not be conscious of it, but we all do.
It’s constantly playing a message in your brain.
That message tends to be negative and goes something like; “oh, you can’t do that.” Or “well, you know, if you were really good at that you wouldn’t have found yourself in this situation you’re in right now.” And, “you’ll never be able to accomplish that…”
It is the tape that has been created by a lot of negative things that may have been spoken to you by different people who had value in your life. It may have been a comment your fifth-grade teacher made or a comment that a parent made.
My point is, there’s a tape that plays in your mind that reinforces inaccurate information. One way to counter the inaccuracy is with an affirmation.
David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.– 1 Samuel 30:6 HCSB
As a person of faith, I’ve encouraged myself with scripture for many years, much like David did.
An affirmation is going to make it faster and easier for you to believe in yourself. How? Because it will encourage you to reflect on what your best attributes are as a leader.
You might be thinking you can’t use affirmations because you don’t believe in them. Based on the science of self-affirmation theory, affirmations can be very powerful.
The benefit of affirmation is that as a positive reinforcement of your leadership.
So with an affirmation, I would encourage you to read it every day. As you start your day before you walk out to work. Or when you get in the car, read it in the car.
I wouldn’t wait until you’re into the office because if your days are like mine, you walk into the office and never look back…
And yes, you have time blocked on your calendar in the morning to do some thinking but that time goes away with other things.
Remember, you are a child of God, it’s about who’s you are. Not necessarily who you are, but who’s you are.
Are you affirming yourself as a leader?
Click HERE to download the free “I Demonstrate My Leadership Skills Each Day” affirmation PDF!