When I checked in with a friend to see if she was affirming her self-love in the mirror on a daily basis, she said she was, "trying."
What happens when you try? Often times, you succeed, but plenty of other times, you give up! I try to do my pushups on my feet, but often drop to my knees. What do you try to do?
When you have a goal, a vision, a plan and you have a commitment, you succeed! To me, the word try leaves too much space for me to quit.
Use the word intend and visualize your outcome before you begin. It truly is magical.