187 Proven, Powerful & Positive Morning Affirmations

Dave Bowden

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Reciting some positive morning affirmations doesn’t just get your day off to a great start:

It helps inspire and empower you to be the best possible version of yourself.

As bestselling author (and, might I add, fellow Canadian) Robin Sharma says, “What you focus on grows, what you think about expands, and what you dwell upon determines your destiny.”

By consistently taking the time to recite – or better yet, write down – some personally resonant and positive affirmations, you can reshape your mind and a build more capable, confident, powerful and positive point of view.

Below I’ve rounded up hundreds of positive morning affirmations that focus on those aspects of life where people tend to need a little extra help or motivation.

Choose the ones that most resonate with you, and use them to start each day strong.

Positive Morning Affirmations

Inspiring Declarations to Empower Your Day

Morning Affirmations for Confidence

Use these confidence affirmations to boost your self esteem and self worth
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I am a smart, strong and capable person.

I believe in myself and what I can achieve.

I may not be perfect, but everyday I work to become a little better than I was yesterday.

Confidence comes from competence; the more I develop my skills, the more confident I feel.

I am loved, and I am worthy of that love.

Today is an opportunity to build a better me.

Confidence isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something you build.

I deserve happiness, success and abundance.

I may not know everything, but I know that I can grow.

I love myself and the person who I am working to become.

I am worthy of achieving fulfillment.

Today I will share my strengths and gifts with the world.

I view challenges as opportunities – to persevere, to overcome and to grow.

I will show others the compassion that I know I am worthy of.

My potential is limitless and unbounded.

I can jump any hurdle and overcome any obstacle.

My motivation comes from within.

I am my own source of strength and comfort.

I view challenges as opportunities – to persevere, to overcome and to grow.

I am a person who shows up for others.

I give compliments easily and accept them readily.

My wants are warranted and I deserve to achieve what I desire.

I do not crawl along the road of life—I run.

When I live my best life, anything is possible.

There are few problems I can’t solve with creativity and hard work.

Uncertainty doesn’t scare me, it motivates me.

Even if I lost all my earthly possessions, my smarts and wits give me all the strength I need.

Everything I want is within reach.

I can go with the flow, but when necessary, I can also be a tidal wave.

I am my best self when I act with courage and honesty.


Morning Positive Affirmations for Success

Inspire yourself to achieve
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I am surrounded by success.

I work to attract wealth and prosperity.

I don’t wait for success to happen – I make it happen.

I embrace opportunities.

I manifest my own success.

I project prosperity and attract success.

I contribute value to the world, and derive value in return.

No one owes me success, but no one can stop me from earning it.

Success isn’t a destination, it’s a journey.

When I do the things necessary for success, opportunity seems to fall into my lap.

I have the tools that I need to thrive; I just need to use them.

When I put my plans into action, my potential is unlimited.

My intuitions are accurate; my dedication is unmatched; my success is assured.

I have the vision to see my goals and the ambition to realize them.

There is no stopping my success.

Prosperity follows from perseverance.

Wealth is what follows when hard work meets determination.

I set SMART goals and achieve them intelligently.

To me success goes beyond financial prosperity; I succeed by being the best version of myself each day.

I have the courage, creativity and will to achieve my wildest dreams.

There is nothing in life that cannot be achieved through will power and wherewithal.

I make a positive contribution to the world each day, and it in turn contributes to me.

I do not let old habits keep me from becoming a new, better version of myself.

I make smart decisions that lead to strong outcomes.


Morning Gratitude Affirmations

Great days start with feeling grateful
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While I am excited for what’s to come, I am able to be grateful – truly grateful – for what I currently have.

I feel thankful for the love that I have received in my life.

I am thankful for my ability to give love, and the people to whom I give it.

I am grateful for my mind, because it is both my greatest gift and my best tool.

I am grateful for all of the people who have mentored, taught and guided me.

My gratitude for what I currently have is what provides me with the opportunity to do, be and achieve more.

I am grateful for my greatest heart aches, because they have made me more resilient.

Some estimates suggest that the odds of me being born were 1 in 400 trillion; I am eternally grateful that I am alive.

There are no bounds to how grateful I am to be here, right now.

My feelings of gratitude allow me to see beyond myself and give my best to others.

I have gratitude for all that I possess, and compassion for those who can’t see their own bounty.

I am grateful that I see diamonds where other people see only rough.

When I resist the urge to indulge in self-pity, I put my gratefulness into action.

I am grateful for each dawn, because it is a fresh opportunity to be the best version of myself.

My gratefulness is like a never-ending light; it forever keeps the darkness at bay.

By accepting my weaknesses and being thankful for my challenges, I have the power to transform burdens into blessings.

My gratitude compounds like a good investment; each day I am grateful not just for a new day, but for the gratefulness itself.

I am grateful to be able to recognize that while my life may not be perfect, it is mine, and I can make of it what I will.

I am grateful for the people who I love, and even for the people who annoy, bother or challenge me; they remind me that I too am flawed, and help me exercise compassion.

I am grateful to live in such an advanced point in time; I can choose for my idols not just people currently alive, but the thousands of admirable people who have come before me.

I am grateful to have my basic human needs met – food, shelter, peace – and feel blessed to be able to pursue higher needs, like intellectual stimulation and emotional fulfilment.

I am grateful for my health, despite the physical challenges I face; every moment I draw breath is a gift.

I am grateful for my special talents and abilities, which are unique to me and bring me so much joy.

I am grateful for the ability to read, to expand my horizons and enrich my life intellectually and emotionally.


Morning Affirmations for Power

Start your day strong
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I am unstoppable.

My voice cannot be silenced.

My drive cannot be ceased.

My ambition is unlimited.

I have the ambition to achieve abundance.

I am smart, strong, confident and capable.

I don’t just go about my day—I attack it.

I will create my dream life.

No one can stop me from achieving my goals.

I have the power to do things most people can only imagine.

I have a rock solid foundation of confidence and strength.

My body has limitations; my inner power knows no bounds.

When others take it easy, I take charge.

I project power and attract prosperity.

There’s nothing I cannot achieve.

I have the power to choose my next action, which means I have the power to make my dreams come true.

People can harm my body, but no one can stifle my inner strength.

I draw inspiration from others and put it into action.

Sleep gives my body the rest it needs to project the strength my soul contains.

No one is entitled to have power over me.

I have power over my mind and body.

My strength comes from staying true to myself.

Each day is a new opportunity to acquire knowledge, and knowledge is power.

My life will be what I make of it.

I cannot control my circumstances, but I can – and do – control my actions.

I stand tall because I have confidence in myself.

Everyone makes mistakes, but I have the power to learn from them and bounce back stronger.

No setback can stop me because I have the power of perseverance.

I am strong, charming, stylish and self-confident.


Positive Monday Morning Affirmations

Get your week off to a great start

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This week, I will control what I can, and not worry about things beyond my sphere of influence.

By Friday, I resolve to be five days closer to my goals.

My goal for this week is simple: to make it better than last week.

I am rested, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the week.

This week will be whatever I choose to make of it.

I will not let this week run me; I will be in charge of my life.

I will have patience for what comes my way this week, and perseverance to continue pursuing my goals.

This week my goal is to inspire one person with my strength, positivity and power.

This week I will not blame others for my own foibles or failings.

I will treat each day this week as what it is: an opportunity to improve, learn and grow.

This week I will admit my mistakes when I make them, and work immediately to correct them.

I will be honest this week – first and foremost with myself, then with those around me.

This week I will make myself healthier, so that I am a little fitter on Friday than I am today.


Morning Affirmation Quotes

Empower yourself with the words of inspiring thinkers

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph H. Blum

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

“We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.” – Dr. Henry Link

“Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.” – Helen Keller

“You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.” – Unknown

“The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others.” – Ancient Proverb

“If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.” – Don Zimmer

“People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown

“Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Develop An ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. Say Thank You To Everyone You Meet For Everything They Do For You.” – Brian Tracy

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Kurt Cobain

“You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“I now tried a new hypothesis: It was possible that I was more in charge of my happiness than I was allowing myself to be.” – Michelle Obama

“To See What Is Right And Not Do It Is A Lack Of Courage.” – Confucius

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”― Abraham Lincoln

“For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”― Neil Gaiman

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” – Socrates

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison


Morning Positive Affirmations for Work

Make the most of your career with these affirmations for work success

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My actions will determine my career trajectory, meaning success is mine to make.

I focus on what I can control and do the best to excel in my position.

I don’t just meet expectations, I exceed them.

The best way to get ahead is to get started; today I’ll take action to advance my career.

Having a job that supports me and my family is a blessing that I am grateful for.

I don’t just work for myself; I work to give my family a better life.

Financial rewards are important, but not everything.

I treat my colleagues with respect and receive their respect in return.

Today I choose to be the type of colleague that I want to have, and treat others as I want to be treated.

I am more than an employee; I am autonomous individual who chooses to be my best self.

No pay check can possibly equal my self worth.

A positive attitude goes a long way toward a positive workplace.

Even the hardest jobs present opportunities to learn, grow and advance.

My potential is limited only by my vision.

I have the vision to see myself in a position of great power, and the determination to get there.

I am talented, smart and hardworking.

I communicate clearly and confidently.

I am not afraid to ask for more: more work, more responsibility and more money.

I will find the job that best suits my strengths.

My smarts, strength and integrity will serve me well in my career.

I can be the best at what I do by being the best version of myself.

I recognize that mistakes are part of learning and growing.

I strive to advance not just my own ambitions, but those of my colleagues and company.

I lead by example to set a high standard for my colleagues.

My goal is not just to be the best worker, but the best colleague.


Miracle Morning Affirmations

Affirmations from Hal Elrod’s inspiring book The Miracle Morning
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For more inspiration, pick up Hal Elrod’s “The Miracle Morning”

Author Hal Elrod calls these “Level 10” affirmations that will help you program your mind for continued success in multiple domains.

For more inspiration, and to learn the full morning routine that will help supercharge your day (and potentially your life), I highly recommend you pick up Elrod’s excellent book The Miracle Morning.

Miracle Morning Affirmations for Self-Confidence

“I am just as worthy, deserving, and capable of achieving everything that I want, in every area of my life, as any other person on earth.”

“The only thing that separates me from the most extraordinary life I can imagine is my level of commitment to becoming the person I need to be to achieve everything I want.”

Miracle Morning Affirmations for Health & Fitness

“I realize that achieving level 10 success in every area of my life begins and ends with my health and energy.”

“Maintaining optimum levels of health begins with putting healthy, energizing food into my body, such as “living” foods (raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc.), so I will place more value on the health consequences of the food that I eat than I do on the taste, since the taste only lasts for a few moments, but the consequences impact every area of my life and last a lifetime.”

Miracle Morning Affirmations for Relationships

“From my family, friends and significant other to my co-workers and even strangers, I will love ALL people, unconditionally, because that is how we all deserve to be loved.”

“I refuse to judge others, because I recognize that I have no way of knowing that, had I lived another person’s life, I might talk and act exactly the same way.”

Miracle Morning Affirmations for Financial Success

“First and foremost, I understand that money isn’t inherently good or bad, it’s what a person does with it that makes it so.”

“The more money I have, the more options I have to make the impact I want to make in the world.”

“I will commit to consistently read articles and books that will teach me how to earn, save, and invest money, so that I can be financially free.”

Miracle Morning Affirmations for Overcoming Adversity

“I know that where I am in my life, now, is both temporary and exactly where I need to be to learn what I must learn, so that I can become the person I need to be to create the life I truly want.”

“Even when life is difficult – especially when life is difficult – the present moment is always an opportunity for me to learn, grow, and become better than I’ve ever been before.”


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Dave Bowden

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Irreverent Gent founder Dave Bowden is a men’s style specialist, an Amazon bestselling author, an unrepentant introvert, a long-suffering (but very patient) Toronto sports fan and the husband of a wonderful (and thankfully even more patient) wife.

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