Positive Affirmations Helped Me
I have Dyspraxia and struggle with balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness. I started my driving lessons when I was 17 years old. I struggled straight away and was extremely frustrated. I tried to pass my driving test until I was 23 when I finally succeeded, so this was 6 years in the making.
I had 3 different instructors and had to do my theory test twice as it took me that long to pass the practical test! The first time I took my test I had been repeating negative thoughts about myself constantly, I re-booked the date countless times. I failed, of course. The second test was months later and I still was having negative thoughts and feelings despite the encouragement of my instructor. I still went into the test a nervous, negative ball of energy. I had passed the whole test although I thought I’d failed straight away, until the last minute when I made a silly mistake that was covered lots of times with my instructor! I failed that test too.
My third test was almost a year later, however this time I praised myself and every morning before I had a chance to think anything else I would tell myself “I will pass my driving test this third time, I know I can do it”. I repeated these affirmations so many times throughout the day, sometimes without even thinking about them. They became a habit.
On the day of my test I felt calm and as if nothing could stop me! I felt powerful and confident.
I passed my driving test with only 2 minor faults!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!