“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” — Anatole France
When it comes to what you want for your life, do you trust that if you continually do the right things, at some point things will come together and unfold perfectly?
You know what I realized? This is a recurring question we are always going to have to answer no matter what it is we are hoping will happen in our life. It always comes down to this one question …
When there is something you really want, do you believe and trust that down the road things will unfold perfectly? It’s easy to believe when you see things falling into place, but can you believe and trust before you see anything? Can you trust that things will work out before you have any tangible reason to believe?
I always wanted to believe that if I was doing the right things day after day, at some point, somehow-someway, things would come together.
But, I wasn’t completely confident that I could trust that to happen. There were days when my belief would waiver. I thought I was crazy for trusting that things were going to come together – especially since there were plenty of times in the past when they had not.
One day though I finally realized what the problem always had been. I wasn’t crazy for believing. There was nothing wrong with completely trusting things would unfold perfectly … The problem I had was that I didn’t always believe.
I had my doubts and wanted to see things falling into place before I completely believed they would. I put conditions on my belief.
I will believe it when I see it …
I’ll know its going to happen when …
I am not going to assume things are going to be okay until …
Of course it’s much easier to trust things will work out when you have solid and undeniable evidence. But, that’s just not the way the process works. And, I finally figured out that holding back my complete belief was working against me and getting in the way of things coming together.
I had things in the wrong order. Although I thought it made sense to be cautious and not completely believe things were going to come together until they did. The way the process really works is:
1. Believe and trust that things will come together – continually strengthen your belief while you work and do the right things day after day (take steps up your Possibility Spiral) and then …
2. Things come together
The process is that clear and so I realized that what I really needed to do was focus on continually strengthening my belief. This was the vital step I had missed so many times before.
The reality is that we may have doubts or other reasons that cause our belief to waiver. But, what we also have is the possibility to push ourselves to believe and trust more and more.
We choose to remind ourselves of what we know deep down to be true … When we have the right intentions, do the right things day after day AND we believe, things unfold just as we need them to. But, we’ve got to sign up to completely believe and trust in that truth.
Yes, you may have fears and doubts.
Yes, you may have been disappointed in the past.
Yes, you may not really want to invest your heart and start hoping again.
But, now you’re here at this point and its time to sign up to completely believe. You are more than capable of having whatever it is you want for your life, but you’ve got to believe it – really, really believe it.
It’s okay if your belief waivers at times. It happens. You’re human. But, you’ve got to do whatever you can to strengthen your belief more and more. Belief is the essential element for whatever it is you want for your life.
The Possibility of Today: Strengthen Your Belief
1. Start the day off believing. Every morning take at least 10 minutes to strengthen your belief. Read books, articles and any other information that reminds you things will come together.
2. Shine the Light on Any doubts. Every time you notice a thought of disbelief pop into your mind, make a point to take time and envision what you want happening. You always want to replace doubtful thoughts with visions of things working out and take some time to reflect on how great you will feel when things do work out.
3. Center Yourself. Choose to do things throughout the day that keep you centered. Go for a long walk, meditate, do yoga, take Time In(s) or anything else that works for you. When you’re truly centered, it helps melt away doubts and keeps the truth top of mind.
Live Today Better than Yesterday.
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