I can change. I have the will to change. I will change!
Affirm With Conviction: I Can Change
Most people are psychological antiques; they never change, year after year always the same. Everyone has self-limiting idiosyncrasies. These were not put into your nature by God, but were created by you. These are what you must change - by remembering that these habits, peculiar to your nature; are nothing but manifestations of your own thoughts….
Look within and determine your main characteristics. Some love to write, or compose music, or dance; others enjoy finance and economics, and so on. Unfortunately, some love to gossip, and others to fight. Don’t try to change in yourself what is good. But those things you do against your will, and that make you unhappy after you have done them, are what you want to get rid of. How? Affirm with conviction, before going to bed and on arising in the morning, “I can change. I have the will to change. I will change!” Hold to that thought throughout the day, and carry it with you into the subconscious land of sleep and the superconscious realm of meditation.
-Paramahansa Yogananda, Journey To Self-Realization, 20.