(Our premise: If plan A fails, you still have 25 other letters. Welcome to this 25-part series.)
Belief is huge. It is the cornerstone of every great and worthy idea mankind has ever put forth.
Let’s start with this well-known poem
The Man Who Thinks He Can
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you’re outclassed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.
~Walter D. Wintle
Belief is all about mental preparedness and the belief factor when it comes to facing any endeavor.
When we examine this string of synonyms we see strong words. These are words that by their very nature pop with the idea of power and victory.
Victory! That is the word that works. When we claim victory, we have won regardless of the scoreboard, and belief comes before any victory.
Belief begins to happen when the seed of an idea explodes within us and causes us to see the possibilities lying in the acorn, or we see a pile of stones and can dream of the great cathedral they will someday become.
The questions to ask of yourself as you think about yourdreams are these:
~Do I believe in me?
~Do I believe in my idea?
~Do I believe I have what it takes to bring this about or can I find those who can help me bring this about?
~Am I willing to commit to my dream, believe in it, shape and reshape it, and nurture it until one fine day it becomes a reality?
If your answers are 100% in the affirmative, then you have a strong belief factor.
Now, go and make your dream a reality.
Go and create tomorrow.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time