Everyone has that earnest aspiration to succeed. One’s ability to establish and accomplish goals will mold one’s happiness and success over and above any skill one can ever realize. You cannot hit the target when you cannot see it. In order to succeed you must set yourself goals and targets to be achieved. It is very important to set out a vision and intended purpose of your life. Success is not a destination but a journey.
The foundation and point of origin of success is that when you decide exactly what you really and truly want, in all aspects of your life. This is the starting point of your success journey. The journey to succeed is indeed a difficult and bumpy one. You will need to believe in yourself and continue to build that belief. One of the pillars that make me continue with my journey to success is self belief. I strongly believe in myself and what I do.
If every individual has that yearning for winning which we all have, and if success is accessible to everybody which it is, why then, only a few succeed? I guess this is a million dollar question. This is because only a few believe in their potentials, and most of all, only a few started by defining and acknowledging a goal, and truly believe in their spirit and minds that they can achieve that goal. Belief is perhaps a driving force to success. You cannot succeed without belief. I have not come across a successful person without self belief.
Take a look at the Barack Obama’s of this world. Who would have thought that an African American could rule one of the most powerful nations of the world? When you hear or read Obama’s speeches you can see that the man believes in himself very much. Henry Ford is also one character that had a strong self belief the list is endless.
Just wishing for something is so much different from being able and prepared to accept it. Nobody is ever prepared to accept anything until they truly believe that they can obtain it. One way to believe that you can obtain something is to conceive it in your mind. See your success and live a successful life in your mind. The belief to succeed begins with the transmuting of our minds. “You are what you think”.
The mind must first be in a state of believing and not just hoping or wishing for something. An open mind is important in believing and a closed mind never inspires courage, faith or the power to believe.
Almost everyone has gone through difficult life encounters and experiences. These experiences and encounters usually define one’s existence, becoming important educators on life’s course. However, the enemy, which is that negative force within often would recognize these difficult experiences as symbols of thyself that one is not “good enough” in order to succeed. Simply put, this is fear from within.
Fear, according to psychologists is normal and a natural line of attack focused to life’s adjustments and changes. Fear is what prevents one from doing “crazy or stupid things”; but it may be carried to a great extent. When one fears nothing, one can be considered as “mad” and “foolish” but then again, fear of almost everything, specially fear to take risks one can be considered as a plain coward. The enemy inside of you will tell you that your fear is reasonable when it is transitory.
As the mind dictates your fear, it also dictates your thoughts and your actions. When you believe in your mind that relationships are complicated and demand so much effort, you will indeed attract those individuals who will cause difficulty in the relationship or demand a lot of effort from you. More significantly, when you worry regarding something that you essentially believe in negative outcomes, then so the result to your actions will be.
Of course, it does not occur every time that you think and believe negatively, because Although there is worry and apprehension inside you, there is still, in that little corner of your heart, of your mind, that you hope for a positive result, so then, that power prevents disaster from happening. Yet worrying through and through, without a small spark of hope, then beware, disaster is sure to come!
However there is so much more to faith and believing than simply creating beliefs. Possessing “positive beliefs” in the mind is the initial step towards making a positive outlook, resulting to a successful life.
Believing, take note is something entirely different. For instance you have “positive beliefs” with regards to money; at the same time, you believe that many ways are offered in order to acquire money. Yet if, for any reason you do not believe you will be able to make money, then you will not make that certain amount or sum of money that you want.
Here are three things to help you get through fear and help develop your belief:
- Your belief should be superior, exceeding fear. It will entail a lot of effort, but as much as you can, try to closely observe and listen to the inside of you, look around and see what is functioning well in your personal or business life and what is not. Small or great, profess your successes. Believe that you can reach great things and as early as now, begin counting your blessings. Remember the bible says “do not despise the days of your humble beginnings”. Success does not come at once. You work through your success. I believe that God does not bless abundantly if you cannot even manage the small things that are in your possession right now. To work through your success you need to learn how to manage the current situation positively.
- Only believe in you, in the things that you can do, and not in the circumstances. You have to believe in only yourself because there will be times when you will be tempted to put your belief into something else such as a job, a friend or a particular opportunity. Although this could be nice, note that people and circumstances are changeable. Your success should be created by only you, and you alone can decide whether to change it or not.
- Keep in mind that success will take some time and if ever you do fail, take it as an opportunity to learn and reassess your beliefs and your goals.
The powers of believing are very strong and affect our decisions, feelings, and actions. And although you have been depending on a specific set of supposition regarding your life for so many years, those particular beliefs can be adjusted or changed. Start changing it now! Remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.