"I am the person I was meant to become."
We all get bogged down with judging ourselves and our lives and how they are supposed to be. Even if you're not where you want to be right now you are where you're supposed to be. This point in your life is helping you to evolve and learn. If you don't think you aren't learning anything then the lesson isn't over yet. Allow yourself the freedom to exist without judgement or scorn and give you'll learn to adapt with the times. You might surprise yourself with what you can do and where you will go.
"I have what it takes to succeed."
Believing yourself is hard as hell especially if you're a perfectionist (like me) but repeating an affirmation every day and faking it until you make it can help push you into experiences that help garner actual self confidence and belief in yourself. It takes a lot of guts to go out there and try to live an honest life and taking chances especially when you do not know how it's going to turn out but it's better than being living a boring unfulfilled life. Don't let the fear paralyse you.
"Calmness surrounds me. Energy fills me."
The world is chaotic and we feel like we have a mental check list of things we think we should be doing to be considered "successful" but all that anxiety is doing to us is poisoning us. Thinking this and practising mindfulness day to day will help us to lower our stress levels and give us the energy we need to accomplish the important things. We all have secret desires we wanna do but all you can think about insignificant problem you have no control over. Stop, switch the thought and focus on the things you can change.
"Today, I abandon my old habits and take new, more positive ones."
I'm sure you have one or two old or bad habits that you want to change but you're putting it off for "the right time". The right time is now and it starts with this affirmation! The key to making positive new habits is to start with a thought and then break the new habit down into smaller increments that you can do every day. For example you wanna read more? Then try reading 5 - 10 (or even as low as one) page a day and make sure you do it every day. See how far you get in a month. It worked for me. Don't try to be perfect just try to be better than you were yesterday.
"I am important, I am worthy, I am irreplaceable."
Ending with a cliche but the best one in my opinion. These words should be the foundation of everything. Lay all your hopes and dreams over these words especially "I am irreplaceable". You're one of a kind man and you can affect change. You don't have to save the world, you just gotta make your own universe a little better (the cosmos will thank you in it's own way).
It's a long arduous process to unlearn negative thinking and the junk will probably never go away complete but I want to reduce and replace it. If you read one of these and believe in just one then you're a step closer to becoming the you, you wanna be inside. Take it one day at a time and remember to breathe. Also listen to this Marina and the Diamonds song. I think it's pertinent.