For children, believing comes naturally. Their hearts and minds are open which allows them to feel things that are often ignored by adults. Because of this, children are resilient. They are the most loving, forgiving, hopeful, joyful group of individuals on the earth. They are able to see the goodness in everything and everyone. And above all, they truly believe all things are possible.
Unfortunately, as we grow older, we somehow lose a bit of our faith and our ability to believe becomes clouded with doubts and concerns. What once was faith is overrun by fear.
An American educator and religious leader, Jeffrey Holland said, “Hope on. Journey on.” Honestly acknowledge your questions and your concerns, but first and forever, fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe.”
What is the importance of believing? Here are six certainties we gain by believing.
Companionship, Peace, Joy, Strength, Hope and Love.
Belief makes people do the impossible. It is the belief that makes people kill each other mercilessly. They believe that it is going to take them to heaven. Hence, they are able to do it. You can’t. I can’t. But they can. because they believe in it.
It is the belief that helped Arunima Sinha climb Everest. She was handicapped and despite being handicapped she believed she could do it. And she did it. And you think it is impossible?
It was Arjuna’s faith in Krishna that helped him win against Kauravas. If he had not believed in Krishna, he could never have won the war.
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.“
– Henry Ford
You can’t be a millionaire in crypto – If you believe it, you are right. But if you believe that you can, you are still right. You decide what you want to put your faith in it. The choice is yours.
I will tell you there are many who have become millionaires. You do not become a millionaire in one day. Believe it and keep working, you will definitely become, someday.
And if you believe you can’t, you already lost it there.
Stay around positive people and you will achieve it. Stay around people who tell you that you can’t, you will never going to achieve it.
Some people say it’s resources, luck, background or connections that create successful people. Whereas I surely agree that all these and many other factors influence the path of every individual, the most contributing factor to achieving something significant is self-belief. Without this key ingredient, there’s not a lot that could help you.
“The biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful people and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. It’s the belief that they can make their goals happen.”
To put yourself on the track to success, you need to understand that your brain always plays against you. It doesn’t care about your big goals, the only thing it wants is to keep you alive. Therefore, we experience procrastination, self-doubt, negative thinking, anxiety and so on. The sure-fire way to overcome these obstacles is to not believe in them and truly believe in yourself.
1. If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will?
Honestly, if you don’t believe you’re going to succeed, then how on earth would anybody else do? Let’s say you want to build a successful business and you need to convince the investors that your idea is the one worth putting funds into.
The first thing is to absolutely believe your concept is going to succeed, otherwise no one will trust in it. You won’t either.
Imagine living a life without arms and legs. This is the reality of Nick Vujicic. Most people including himself doubted his ability to live a normal life. He even attempted suicide. The moment he found belief, however, was the turning point.
Now, Nick lives a life without limitations, traveling the world and inspiring millions of people to believe in themselves, regardless of circumstances.
2. You build self-confidence
If you are not confident enough, you’ll break like a twig the first time you face an obstacle. Whatever you want to achieve, there will be countless barriers questioning your competences. The only way to get through them is by being confident enough that you can and will.
This confidence comes from within, from the deep belief in yourself and your abilities.
3. You are one step closer to winning and succeeding
There’s that one goal you have in mind for a long time. You know what it takes to get there and you know the examples of people who did it successfully. Now that the path is clear, what you need is to believe that you can do it as well, and then take action.
By creating that positive attitude, you realize that what separates you from accomplishing your goal is just the matter of time and work. This feeling of being closer to your target drastically increases your chances of hitting it.
4. You inspire yourself to take action
Once you literally see yourself arriving at the desired finish line, you are highly motivated to work toward your goal. You know it’s doable and within your reach, so you attempt until you finally get there.
Michael Jordan failed countless times. As he admits, he missed thousands of shots and lost hundreds of games. However, he realized that’s part of the process so he used it as a driving force to work even harder. He also emphasizes it’s failure that enabled him huge success.
Jordan’s attitude is something everyone should borrow. When you fail over and over again, be aware that you are just getting closer to a triumph.
5. You form positive attitude required to success.
Being negative and visioning the worst scenario is the easiest way to never achieve your goals. Due to self-belief, your attitude becomes the right one. There’s no way to convince a man with the wrong mindset that he can. Same goes for telling people with a positive attitude that they can’t. It’s like water off a duck’s back, they don’t hear the negative talk from the naysayers.
6. You realize failure is part of the process and temporary
Niklas Hed together with his mobile game development team created 51 games and all them were failures. This, however, enabled them to build Angry Birds, an app that dominated the app store and became a world wide phenomenon.
Countless failures seemed to be the secret to succeeding. Some could think that creating 51 unsuccessful games means the failure is inescapable. But it turned out to be just temporary.
Now, when you experience nothing but constant failure, don’t give up, maybe the next attempt is your pivotal moment.
7. You let the negative thoughts fade away
How many times did you tell yourself you can’t? I used to do it way too often. Finding an excuse that seems reasonable is incredibly easy, since our brains love to rationalize.
By feeding your brain with positive thinking and self-belief affirmations, you create no space for pessimistic thoughts. And even when they arrive from time to time, your confident attitude beats them instantly.