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Affirmation: I Am Open To Alternatives

I am untethered by expectations and standards set by others. I am open to alternatives in whatever I participate in.

Being a free thinker is empowering. It releases me from the burden of doing things according to what others approve of. I have my own mind and am willing to consider new ways of doing things.

My mind is open to the possibilities that come when I am bold and courageous. Instead of limiting myself to doing things one way, I explore new ideas.

Having a traditional job is unfulfilling for me. I prefer to work according to when and how I am inspired. I gain inspiration at different times of day and in different environments. Doing things according to a routine is comfortable but hardly challenging. I get greater satisfaction out of my activities when I switch things up.

My results are rewarding when I challenge my brain to think creatively. Putting myself in unfamiliar situations pushes me to figure things out quickly. I enjoy the thrill of working through the unknown and producing satisfactory outcomes.

Relationships are made stronger when I am willing to be flexible. Although it is important to be true to my beliefs, I believe that relationships work well with synergy.

It is fulfilling to take my strengths and combine them with someone else’s to produce a strong team.

Today, I realize that there are different ways to do things and I am open to exploring them. My mind is a sponge, ready to absorb the lessons of life that others teach. I am a humble student of the world around me.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How well do I respond when someone turns down my idea?
2. How do I balance my beliefs with openness to fresh perspectives?
3. When is it okay to apply someone else’s approach over my own?

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