How to Use Affirmations to Reach Your Career Goals

What do you think of when you hear about affirmations? Most people think affirmations can only be used for self-confidence and self-love. But the truth is, affirmations can be used to manifest your professional dreams as well.

The most common way to use affirmations is to say them out loud. Simply say them aloud one after another. If there’s one you absolutely love, you can repeat just that one over and over. Another tip is to look in the mirror while you’re saying them, because it really helps your subconscious mind align with what you’re saying.

Whether you’re looking for your dream job or trying to grow your side hustle, here are four situations in which affirmations can help your reach your goals.

Enhance your everyday life at work

Practice these affirmations during your commute or your 10-minute self-care break at work (Don’t have one yet?! I highly recommend carving out time on your calendar for you).

  • “I am an asset to my company and am appreciated for who I am and what I do.”

  • “My job inspires me and is my creative outlet.”

  • “My co-workers and I work together really well, making work fun.”

  • “I have a great relationship with my boss who respects me and my ideas.”

  • “Working brings me joy because I absolutely love what I do.”

Align yourself to your dream job

Be sure to accept your current job with unconditional love and practice these affirmations before starting your day.

  • “I accept my current job and am grateful for the opportunities it has given me.”

  • “I am open to new and unexpected experiences, opportunities and sources of income.”

  • “I am worthy of my dream job, and my dream job is ready for me.” (Feel free to insert what your dream job is – the more specific, the better!)

  • “New opportunities fall into my lap easily and effortlessly.”

  • “I love and surrender to the process of getting my dream job.”

Empower yourself to pursue your business idea

Before you even have time to think it, let go of the belief that you aren’t good enough to start your own business! Let’s stop the “who am I to be doing this?” questions! These affirmations will bring more clarity and confidence into your life—the next step is for you to take action!

  • “Every day, I am becoming my highest-self and am gaining clarity for my true purpose.”

  • “I am a successful entrepreneur and business owner.”

  • “I love infusing my passion and purpose into my new business.”

  • “I have a gift to share with the world and am good enough to start my own business.”

  • “I let go of the need to know every single detail behind my life, my business and my purpose.”

Stop doubting your side hustle

Don’t keep thinking of your side hustle as “just” a side hustle. If you keep treating it as if it only belongs on the side, it’s going to stay on the side (thanks to the law of attraction). Think about it like a business and give it love and attention so it can grow. Here are the affirmations I used to give my side hustle the respect it deserved:

  • “I am confident in my passion and know that it will support me emotionally and financially.”

  • “Money flows to me from unexpected sources, in increasing quantities to help me fuel my dreams and share my gift with the world.”

  • “I believe in what I’m doing and know that it’s worthy of being a flourishing business.”

  • “The possibilities are endless, my ideas are limitless and my success is inevitable.”

  • “I am proud of all that I have done so far and am excited for the amazing opportunities that are already on their way!”

Does putting your affirmations out into the world sound scary or impossible for you right now? Don’t worry— if you can’t find a time and a place where you can comfortably say them out loud, grab a journal and write them down. I recommend having a separate journal for affirmations to keep them all in one place. Feel free to have fun with these affirmations: You can say them out loud, journal them, or even make one of them your phone wallpaper. There are no rules or limits—your only job is to feel the magic.  

If you want even more affirmations and tips on how to use them in your everyday life, hang out with me on Insta (@affirmationaddict) or check out my blog. I’d love to have you on this journey with me so we can share the power of affirmations with the masses. Happy affirming! - Payal Aggarwal