Are you someone who has doubted your ability to learn? Have you ever said the dirty four letter “c” word? That’s right the word is CANT. Have you ever defined yourself in terms of your weaknesses or past struggles? Have you made internal mental statements like “I can’t learn” or “I am dumb” or “I am lazy” or “I am unmotivated”? These negative statements can be highly destructive to learning.

If you ever utilize these negative statements in your mind it can have significant impact on your mood, mental clarity, and even identity. You see, the phrase “I am” is quite powerful because it is how we identify. We are identifying with whatever comes next in the phrase. So we can use this phrase for good or for evil. We can utilize “I am” to emphasize our weaknesses or we can utilize it to get in touch with our strength and capability. Here are some powerful positive “I am” phrases that you can utilize to improve your learning and sense of self today:

  • I am capable
  • I am Okay
  • I am strong
  • I am someone who can learn
  • I am an over-comer
  • I am getting better
  • I am improving
  • I am taking this one step at a time

The Power of “I am” blog by Wayne Dyer

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