A lot of us think about doing great, amazing things. We think about what we want to achieve. But in addition to thinking this, we have to believe it is possible for us. And we have to be committed to the belief—because possessing the unqualified belief that we are capable of having what we want is the first step to achieving it.
When we commit to believing it will happen, then everything else will fall into place to make it happen. By committing to believing it will happen, our choices and our decisions become guided by this mindset.
There is beauty in believing because in that space, we know it can be true for us. Some may call us ignorant, but I think ignorance is the key. When we decide on something we want, we can’t possibly know how we are going to reach our goals, and we don’t need to. Once we are willing to live with not knowing everything, the results will start to appear.
But it’s easy to understand why some of us stop believing we can have what we want! There are going to be times when it seems like the world around us is trying to get us to quit. When we are hit with problem after problem. When we watch the months pass by… but we are nowhere closer to where we want to be. Through the struggle, we may lack confidence and motivation. We may think that it seems nearly impossible that we can transform our lives.
But we can overcome this! We can take back control of our focus. We can get back to the discipline of believing it will happen. Sometimes all it takes is a couple of subtle shifts. When we find ourselves lacking belief that it will happen, when we are down and full of despair, we can take a few minutes to re-assess. We can ask ourselves:
· Where is our attention? Sometimes all we need is to look around and realize what is driving us away from our goals. For me, it is my phone. I realized I had a problem when every 5 minutes I was checking it. So I made a change. Now, my phone never makes an audible noise. I keep it face down most of the time so I can’t see the screen light up, and I turn off all notifications. And that is exactly the way I want it. I lived a great life before text messages, and life will go on if I miss one now.
· What are we listening to? Are our thoughts helping or hurting us? We have to get comfortable being kind and loving to ourselves. It is easy to tell ourselves that we are failing, or that it can never happen. But we are all stronger than that – we have to shift those thoughts to ones of believing it will happen. The quality of our work will drastically increase and we will be more productive if we tell ourselves good, positive things.
When we decide to commit to believing that what we want is possible for us, life will give us exactly what we want. We just have to have the discipline of believing that we really do have the power to make it happen.
So tell me, in the comments below, what was one thing you didn’t believe you could achieve but now you are certain you can?