Why Affirmations Don’t Work

by | Jul 26, 2017 | Mindset, Subconscious Programing

Affirmations don’t work… at least, not always

You’re probably asking yourself, why’s a mindset coach saying affirmations don’t work?

The truth is that sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t! I thought I’d share with you what I’ve discovered through my case studies and personal journey that helped me to identify exactly why that is.

From a seed, success?

I’ll start off with this simple analogy about affirmations. Think of them as seeds, seeds of thoughts.

Throw some seeds in fertile soil and most will take. Throw seeds in sterile soil and they won’t. Pretty simple right?

The environment (your subconscious) has to have the right conditions for these seeds (affirmations) to take hold.

An easy tip so you can “test your soil” is to be aware or ask yourself this simple question: What pattern keeps repeating itself in my life? Contemplate: no matter how much I give myself pep talks, change my approach, or try harder, where is the outcome always similar or just barely improved?

This pattern, or theme, is an external reflection of your internal subconscious beliefs, programs, and behavioural patterns. As they say “as within, so without”. They aren’t making stuff up… it’s true.

Barren soil

You might be beating affirmations into yourself morning, noon and night, but without the right conditions, the change will not be very significant. Then you may be under the impression that changing your mindset has no “power” because it appears it didn’t work, but at the core, the underlying cause of the issue still persists.

Your subconscious or soil only allow for certain seeds to grow there, the question is, is your garden providing for you?

Want to discover what secrets your subconscious is hiding? I love to use muscle testing as a guide. Check out my training video and limiting belief questionnaire here.

I’d love to hear how you made out, feel free to join me and our tribe of Dream Life Seekers in our Mastermind group.

Remember, don’t blame the seed, heal the soil.

Your soil specialist,


Below are some additional resources for you:

Muscle Testing Video

Limiting Belief Questionnaire




Video Resources