Sometimes we need to believe in ourselves
Sometimes we need to believe in our dreams
Sometimes we need to believe in others
Because sometimes the world doesn't
I have come to realize what I believe, my deeply rooted internal belief system, has shaped my finances, my relationships, my career choices and my dreams. Once I realized this, when I changed my beliefs, my life changed for the better.
Henry Ford said it best:"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." That is the truth, it is our choice to believe whether we can or can't.
What if the Wright brothers didn't "believe" man could create a machine that could fly?
What if the brave women of the early 1900's didn't "believe" that women had the right to vote?
What if Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't "believe" in the dream of equality for all?
These were all ordinary people, like you and me, that just "believed". Look around. Someone, somewhere, "believed" there could be electricity, automobiles, telephones, internet, cell phones, your blog, this blog...all possible from an idea that someone "believed" in.
To understand how powerful our beliefs can be, ask the numerous paraplegic and quadriplegic artists, athletes and teachers (Google it, you'll be inspired by their stories). Regardless of physical limitations or societal beliefs, their internal belief systems say "I believe I can", and they can!
Sometimes we are unable to believe in ourselves. Having just one person take the time to recognize us and our potential, to believe in us, can help us have hope and believe in ourselves as well. Is there someone that needs to know you believe in them? Is there a person at your work, in your neighborhood, in your community, that might believe in themselves if someone else saw their potential? Can you believe in them? Would you encourage someone with a disability or health issue to do something they dream of even though it would seem impossible to you, based on your beliefs? What do you believe in others?
I know for myself I would not be here writing, painting, drawing, creating, blogging without just a few people believing in me recently. With their belief and encouragement I started believing in myself. Now my internal belief system is changing and so is my world.
I believe our belief systems can determine our destiny. Our internal beliefs and accepting others' beliefs about our abilities, our physical appearance, our intellect, our class in society, our finances, our relationships or our families of origin can either paralyze us or propel us. It is our choice. What are your internal beliefs saying about you right now? Are your beliefs holding you back from your passion, purpose and your dreams or are you able to honestly believe in yourself and the endless possibilities available to you?
If you are not a belief believer, try it today. Believe in yourself. Take baby steps. Try something small. Just say "I believe _______________ (fill in the blank) Even if you do not really believe it, just say it several times a day for a few days you will see a difference.
Regardless of finances, health or past setbacks I believe "I CAN...".
Can you join me in believing "YOU CAN..." too?