The Power of Belief
Belief in our ability to succeed is one of the most vital attributes necessary for us to cultivate in order for us to succeed. Belief is the 'I can win' attitude that generates the enthusiasm, power, skill and energy needed to achieve our goals. As you study top achievers you will realize that they are just ordinary people who have developed great belief in themselves. They have adapted their minds to allow themselves to believe that they can achieve anything, and have then acted upon this belief. When you believe that you' can do' something the mind automatically develops and triggers the ways and means necessary to show you 'how to'! Alternatively, if you believe you can't do something your mind will provide you with reasons why you can't.
In addition, to succeed on a major scale we have to dismiss the false beliefs of the past. We have to believe that we control whatever happens in our life and that we can make a difference to our world. Look at it this way, belief is like a thermostat that regulates just what we accomplish in life. If you study the individual who is living a life of mediocrity, he believes he is worth little, so he receives little. He believes he can't do things and he doesn't. As time passes, the lack of belief in himself shows in the way he walks, talks and acts and since others see in us what we see in ourselves, he grows smaller in the estimation of the people around him. Quite simply he needs to adjust his thermostat regulator. He needs to see himself as successful and believe he is worth more and he will receive more.
You are a product of your thoughts. Believe, really believe you can succeed and you will. As David Schwartz in his book 'The Magic of Thinking Big' said, "Over the years I have spoken to many people who have failed in business ventures and in various careers. A lot of reasons and excuses for failure have been given. Something especially significant unfolds as you talk with a failure. In a casual sort of way the failure drops a remark like 'to tell the truth, I didn't think it would work' or 'I had my misgivings, before I even started out' or 'actually I wasn't too surprised that it didn't work out'. The 'okay- I'll-give- it-a-try-but- I-don't-think-it-will-work' attitude produces failures."
Disbelief is negative power. When the mind disbelieves or doubts, the mind attracts 'reasons' to support the disbelief. Doubt, disbelief, the subconscious 'will to fail' and the 'not really wanting to succeed' attitudes are responsible for most failures.
Think doubt and fail - think victory and succeed! Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be, precisely determine what we will be. We have to keep telling ourselves that we can succeed and keep visualising ourselves achieving success. If we tell ourselves something often enough then we will eventually believe it, never lose faith. So believe in yourself, believe in your ability to succeed. Remind yourself of the times when you have succeeded in the past no matter how insignificant the triumph, concentrate on your successes and forget your failures.
Believe you can succeed, take the action that is necessary and you will WIN!
Here's how to develop the power of belief:
- Think success, don't think failure. In everything that you do substitute failure thinking with success thinking. When you are faced with a difficult situation think "I will win" not "I will lose". When faced with an opportunity think "I can do it" and not "I can't". When you compete with others, think "I'm equal to the best" not "I'm outclassed". Take charge of your thinking by instilling "I will succeed" thoughts. Use affirmations; they work.
- Remind yourself constantly that you are better than you think you are! Remember that successful individuals are just ordinary people who have developed belief in themselves and what they can do - you can do it too!
- Believe in big goals and attainments. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't!