“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” (Denis Waitley)
Beliefs are powerful little creatures. Without necessarily being aware of them, they tend to control what we do, what we aim for, and how we feel about ourselves and our potential.
If you are a student in the field of personal growth and development, you undoubtedly have a great opportunity to learn first-hand how the enormous empowerment – or restriction – of beliefs and their influence in allowing you to attract the abundance and prosperity you desire in your life. It has been said that whatever you believe in, you are right.
So in this case, wouldn’t it make sense that you should be extremely careful in choosing what your beliefs are? If your beliefs are actually strong – they will literally dictate your reality – then it is worth the time to reconcile the reality you want with the beliefs you hold and then nurture the development of your belief in the reality you want.
Ask yourself questions. Here are some examples:
- Do you think wanting to be rich makes you a bad person?
- Do you think you deserve to be rich and rich?
- Do you think you deserve love?
- Do you think you have the right to be happy?
- Do you think your dreams are possible?
In what areas of your life do you see evidence of the strength of your beliefs? Do they enable or restrict you? After spending some time on self-reflection, identify areas of belief that make you aim for extreme low or sabotage yourself and your results in life. Then set out to fix it and adopt new beliefs that support and empower you.
To help motivate you and keep you focused, here are ten inspiring quotes on the power of faith that make a great summary of the topic.
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” (Anothony Robbins)
“In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief there can be no successful outcome.” (William James) “I can believe anything provided it is incredible.” (Oscar Wilde)
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” (Gail Devers)
“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” (Stuart Chase)
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” (Joan of Arc)
“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” (James Allen)
“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.” (Bernard Berenson) “One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.” (Napoleon Hill)