The foundation and point of origin of success is when one decides exactly what he/she really and truly wants, in all aspects of their life. When a person discovers their life’s purpose, and begins to act on it; the world becomes a different place.
Everyone has that earnest desire to succeed. Your ability to establish and accomplish goals will mold your happiness and success over and above any other skill you can ever think of. In other words; you can not hit the target when you can not see it.
Just wishing for something is so much different from being able and prepared to accept it. Nobody is ever prepared to accept anything until they truly believe that they can obtain it. The mind must first be in a state of believing, and not just hoping or wishing for something. An open mind is important, as a closed mind never inspires courage, faith or the power to believe.
If every individual has that yearning for success, and if success is equally possible to everybody, why then is it, that only a few succeed? It is because only a few believe in their potential. Of those individuals, they started by defining and acknowledging a goal. By writing it down and truly believing in their spirit and minds that they could achieve that goal.
Almost everyone has gone through difficult life encounters and experiences. These experiences and encounters usually define one’s existence, becoming important milestones on your life’s course. However, the enemy, (which is that negative force within) often would recognize these difficult experiences as evidence that your not “good enough” in order to succeed. Simply put, this is fear from within.
As the mind dictates your fear, it also dictates your thoughts and your actions: Fear, according to psychologists is normal and a natural line of attack focused to life’s adjustments and changes. Fear is what prevents one from doing “crazy or stupid things”; but it may be carried to a great extent. When one fears nothing, one can be considered as “mad” and “foolish” but on the other hand, fear of almost everything, especially fear to take simple actions, causes people to be considered as plain cowards. The enemy inside of you will tell you that your fear is reasonable when in fact it is only transitory.
For example; when you believe in your mind that relationships are complicated and demand too much effort, you will indeed attract those individuals who will cause difficulty in the relationship and or demand a lot of effort from you. More significantly, when you worry regarding something that you essentially believe will have negative outcomes, then that is what the result to your actions will be.
Of course, it does not occur every time that you think and believe negatively. Although there is worry and apprehension inside you, there is still, in that little corner of your heart, of your mind: Hope. With this small spark of hope, you hope for a positive result, and that power prevents disaster from happening. Yet worrying constantly, without any hope, then disaster is sure to come!
However there is so much more to faith and believing than simply creating beliefs. Possessing “optimism” in the mind is the initial step towards making a positive outlook, resulting in a successful life.
Take note here: Believing, is something entirely different than optimism. For instance you have “positive thoughts” with regards to money; at the same time, you are optimistic that many ways are offered in order to acquire money. Yet if, for any reason you do not believe you will be able to make money, then you will not make the amount of money that you desire.
So how do you get through the fear? By developing how you believe!
Step 1. Identify your fear, and then create a correct belief. Your belief should be superior to your fear. It will entail a bit of effort. Observe and listen inside of you, look around and see what is functioning well in your life. Small or great, proclaim your successes. Realize that you have created a success. Talk about things that went well, and about plans for things to come. Believe that you can reach great things, and right now; begin counting your blessings.
Step 2. Only believe in you, in the things that you can do, and not in the circumstances. You have to believe in only yourself. There will be times when you will be tempted to put your belief into something else. Help is good but do not become dependant on them. Please note that people and circumstances change; if you put your hope in someone else they may suddenly leave, then where will you be? Your success can be created by only you, and you alone know the definition of success, and only you decide whether to change it or not.
Step 3. Realize that success will take some time. It has taken a long time to get your life the way it is now, so it will take some more time to get your life where you want it. Write down your goals; fill a whole book if you can. Read your goals every day. Keep this in mind; if ever you do fail, think of it not as failure but as a lesson on how not to do it. Then find another way to get things done. Failure is not final; take it as an opportunity to learn and reassess your beliefs and your goals. The power of belief is strong and affects our decisions, feelings, and actions. Although you have been depending on a specific set of beliefs regarding your life up to this point, those particular beliefs can be adjusted or changed.
Seek the truth, your truth, for that is the path of freedom. You can change your future, so start changing it now!