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Jun 12, 2019 08:42:08

Affirmations - An inquiry

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I am working on an experiment to apply three books for the rest of 2019.

One of books is - How to fail at everything and still win big.

The author, Scott Adams talks about affirmations. He explains it in details in podcasts and live interviews. He got me curious and I decided to read more on it. The psychology behind it is very interesting. 

Since my experiment exposed me to affirmations and there isn't a negative effect of trying - I have decided to try it out.. 

Writing a daily affirmation is officially an action items from the experiment of following the Scott Adams book. 

I have decided to do it publicly so that the experiment can have witnesses as well. 

I considered a lot of things but decided to settle on just this one to start. 

In 2019, I, Keni, had the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time.
In 2019, I, Keni, had the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time.

For reference: the most funded Kickstarter until today is pebble watch with $20,338,986.
That is over 20 million in US dollars.

I will write this affirmation everyday - maybe make it my post signature here..
May we all enjoy the ride of this experiment. 

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    @keni Affirmations are cool.

    Actually the above statement should be written as words are powerful. The Christian faith is strong on Faith Confessions.

    So affirmations work because words work. That's why it's important the kinda words you say to kids in their formative years, even while correcting them. You can't keep telling a child he'll be no good ( i think there are myriad research about that also)

    By the way, a certain Japanese Dr Masaru Emoto - did a research and figured that even water responds to positive words - they form beautiful crystals while negative words bring out deformed crystals in water. The research has been 'adulterated' on the internet right now so i can't really get my hands on the materials I saw a couple of years ago, but you can look up on the Doc tho.

    I'm so rooting for you on those words of yours. IT'S GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!!!

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jun 12, 2019 21:14:30
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      @seunoyebode - Interesting. Affirmations are very controversial and I personally know people who laugh at the idea. I think there is something there. I will write more about my research in a future post.

      And thank you for your encouragement Seun.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 12, 2019 19:25:24
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    @keni - Based on what little I know about brain science, I'd think that affirmations help your brain fire neurons -- which -- can then become more used to the sensation caused by the firing. I think this might make that sensation less foreign -- and thus reduce potential anxiety if we haven't trained ourselves. Think about a roller coaster. Once you ride it a few times, the anxiety is translated into excitement. Ride it another 100 times, and you'll probably not enjoy it.

    How did you decide on the affirmation above? Maybe write a post about how the affirmation process works and how you got to it.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 12, 2019 08:41:00
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      @brianball - Good suggestion Brian. Post titled - Affirmation part 2 - coming up.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 12, 2019 13:27:00
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    @keni I am a big fan of affirmations. I have one small suggestion. One trick I learned is to write affirmations as if they are true now. Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference, and the whole idea behind affirmations is to get your subconscious mind to start pointing you toward your goals. For example, someone might say "I want to be a NY Times best-selling author." I would change it to, "I am a NY Times best-selling author." In your example it would be just removing "will."

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 12, 2019 06:41:48
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      @brandonwilson - Thank you Brandon. Very good point. I think I have heard that this trick helps to visualize the goal better. Corrected.

      In 2019, I, Keni, had the most funded kickstarter campaign of all time.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 12, 2019 13:25:56
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    @keni I'm rooting for you Keni. But don't forget to add another digit to that million figure first. We need you to be the most funded, not the most medium.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 12, 2019 15:20:33
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      @gabrielgreco - :) 200 million? Why not?
      My goal to beat the highest record which is 20 million as of today.
      So anything between 20 - 200 million is acceptable for this to be a success.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 12, 2019 13:24:01
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      @keni @gabrielgreco was just mentioning that your number was a digit short.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 12, 2019 11:37:07
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      @gabrielgreco @brianball - Ahh - Corrected. Thank you both.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 12, 2019 14:44:44
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      Now you're ready :)

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 13, 2019 15:56:21
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