Friday, May 1, 2009

Be Careful What You Believe

What you believe determines your life's outcome. You cannot achieve what you believe is impossible. You will not even attempt it, unless under compulsion. To attempt a task, you must first of all believe it is possible; not only that, you must also believe that you can achieve it. It is only when you give yourself a fair chance of achieving success that you can really commit to the task you have given yourself.

What you believe almost always turn out to be a self fulfilling prophecy. If you believe you can't, you can't. If you believe you can, you can. You have to believe you can, before you attempt it.

Believe it or not, you believe the chair you are sitting on can carry your weight, before you lowered your full weight on it. This decision was taken in a split second as you approached the chair. If for whatever reason, you have doubts that the chair may not carry you (maybe you noticed a crack I one of the legs, or the chair has three legs instead of four), you will proceed with caution. You will either look for another chair, or if there is none, make the decision to stand, or make do with the "disabled" chair by lowering a fraction of your weight on it.

It is hard to believe in our desired goals when reality shows that past attempts have failed. This is where many fall into the trap of thinking that since past attempts fail, the net attempt is going to fail as well. It is easy to loose the lessons the last failed attempt offered. Failure speaks. It tells you what you did wrong, if you are willing to stay behind long enough to learn the lesson. Consequently, as series of "failures" amounts to a series of lessons learned. Each lesson should make us wiser, and better positioned to excel in the next attempt. Failure is part of the process, and not the terminator of the process, unless we chose to chicken out and drop out of school.

Your belief will determine the extent to which you will commit your resources to make it happen. Believing says it is doable, so let's do it. Believing sets the stage for committing resources to make it happen, hence believe without action is not believe, but mere wishful thinking.

Every one has a belief about the future. Everyone has an expectation. Things you believe are possible and achievable, and things you label impossible. Be careful what you believe, for it shall surely come to pass.

Usiere Uko is an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and webmaster of an inspirational blog of discovering your passion and fulfilling your God given dreams. Visit and get inspired to start your journey to financial freedom today.

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