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The stage in autosuggestion in which one exhibits a positive reactive tendency.
[L. affirmatio, fr. affirm, to make strong, fr firmus, strong]
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A statement of intention made as if it were a fact, which is a component of positive thinking. The affirmation concept was championed by Emile Coué, the creator of autosuggestion therapy, and subsequently by Normal Vincent Peale; Coué suggested that his clients repeat affirmative “mantras”—e.g., “…every day, in every way, I am getting better and better…”
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This week I give a pause to the chakra meditations to suggest a handful of positive affirmations for each new day.
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Moody's stated that the affirmation of the ratings "reflects GIB's strong capital and liquidity buffers; improvements in the bank's asset quality metrics; and a reduction in the level of concentrations of the bank's asset base".
The agency further explained that "the affirmation of GIB's A3 foreign-currency deposit and senior debt ratings reflect Moody's view of a very high probability of support from the bank's major shareholder, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund".
Thereafter, the Speaker will have the Oath or Affirmation administered to him by the Secretary-General of Parliament and sign the Roll of Members.
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