Affirmations are defined as positive statements concerning the ways we desire to think, feel and behave. The marketplace is full of books with daily affirmations with something for everyone. However, Gary Craig the developer of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has an interesting view of why affirmations seldom materialize the desired state in our lives. He uses a term “tail-ender” that describes a part of us that wants to hold onto the old state of affairs and in essence sabotages our effort to bring about change. A part of us wants to introduce change but a different part of us is getting some type of reward for keeping things the way they are. Just think about the last time you tried to lose weight or to break a habit. Most likely you had an internal struggle with the change process. If you didn’t find a way to silence the part of you wanting status quo, most likely your efforts and affirmations met with failure rather than success. Often the part that wants status quo tends to win. Gary Craig uses EFT to break through this resistance and you can learn more from his web site www.emofree.com.