The Rule of Affirmations
is a means of reaching an end by, in essence, being stubborn
. To begin, you must have a goal
. Say, for example, that your goal is to become a pedant
. By writing your goal on a piece of paper 15 times in a row every day
in the form "I, your name here
, will blah blah blah...." after an indeterminate (unless otherwise stated) period of time, you will reach your goal. Goals can be to become rich or powerful
, or less material things like becoming more personable
or friendly. And obviously an element of realism is required, if my affirmation
was "I, lambda68
, will be given 10 million dollars and a new decked-out PowerBook G4
by a bum on the street tomorrow
my affirmation would almost certainly fail, even if I did write it 15 times.
Affirmations certainly work, I have the hardware I have now because of (largely because of, at least) them. However, these goals may take more than just the affirmations. To become a pedant, you need something like 5000 write-ups and absurd numbers in XP. These things may not happen by themselves. Perhaps people will spontaneously upvote all of your nodes, but you'll have to write the write-ups. Keep it realistic, folks, but don't give up!