It's interesting that you should bring this up, because I was talking with a woman today about this very thing. She was slightly opposed to creating a LifeVision (an extended version of affirmations) because she thought it was a little on the edge..(wooowoooo)
But we had a great discussion about how to me it's really nothing more than putting what you want to create and BE out there on a daily basis.
For most of us...we write down our to do list everyday. It's our LIST of what we want to do....but affirmations (or the LifeVision) includes what we want to create and be.
And when we listen/affirm what we want, it's only a matter of time before we begin to believe it. Sure, in the beginning there is all sorts of conflicting emotions....saying you're rich when you're not....saying you're thin when you need to lose 20 lbs....but but affirming it daily...it absolutely changes your belief system over time.
Here's a personal example: I'm 43 years old now, but when I was in my teens and early 20's I was painfully shy....in fact, I wouldn't even call a babysitter for my babies until I was in my late 20's...I made my husband do it? It was terrifying and completely and totally out of my comfort zone.
Then I created my LifeVision. One line in it said " I am confident". I listened to that affirmation over and over and over (as part of the whole "ideal me") and of course it conflicted with the shy person I really was. But I'd say about 6-8 months later, I wasn't shy anymore. And that I completely credit to the fact that I changed my belief system about myself....I became confident.
I have about 20 more examples...but I'll spare you.
As a coach, I market affirmations and the LifeVision 50% as a goal accomplisher and 50% as a belief changer.