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Hello and welcome to our short, beginners guide on boosting your confidence by unleashing the power of belief "To believe is to achieve..."
How many of times have you heard that saying? While it may make sense intellectually to most people, living out this saying is another thing altogether. You know it, and I know it. There are many things we know should work in our lives, but in reality, they don't. They don't even stand a prayer.
Belief powers successful action. This is the reality. While we can say to ourselves that believing to achieve is possible for others, but not possible for us, we still have to confront this reality.
If you look at any successful person, from multimillionaires to billionaires, to captains of industry, to political powerhouses, it Bridging The Gap
should be easy to see how their beliefs propel their action. Let me say it again, belief powers successful action.
The most successful people in the world have amazing powers of belief. They can be like Oprah Winfrey who came from absolutely nowhere and became a female billionaire in the United States.
She did not have family connections, she did not go to the right schools, there was no army of people looking to promote her when she began her career. Through sheer force of will and unstoppable belief, she became a billionaire.
Considering all the factors working against her – black, female, a rape victim, a survivor of emotional abuse, a survivor of several rejections – she still made it. As the stoic philosopher Epictetus said, "Circumstances do not make the man. They merely reveal him to himself."
When you believe, you have a tremendous power core located deep within you. It doesn't matter what's going on outside of you. It doesn't matter how many people point at you and laugh at you and call you crazy. It doesn't matter how many people have it in for you to block your every step. It doesn't matter what your feelings are. Regardless of how much access you have to resources, it really doesn't matter. What matters is that you have this store of power locked within you that you can access at any time.
This is the secret most successful people have. They are able to tap into the amazing powers of belief. They believe in themselves, their cause, their projects so much that their belief translates to action. Even better, when they meet obstacles and setbacks like everyone else, it doesn't faze them... because they believe in what they're doing and what they are trying to accomplish.
Their power of belief is so strong that it produces an infectious confidence that people around them simply can't ignore or fight off. Have you ever noticed that successful people tend to reach the highest levels of power and financial wealth because they are able to inspire people around them? That's how unstoppable their confidence is. It is not just for them. They don't just lock it away or keep it to themselves. Instead, it spreads far from their initial circle of influence.
Indeed, successful leaders like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others, are able to do massive things in life because they inspire others around them to share their belief... and be empowered by the confidence this belief produces. The good news? If they can do it, you can too.
Chapter 1 – Identify Your Beliefs
I know you're struggling. If you're reading this book, you probably feel that you are just plodding through your life. You might even think that one day is as meaningless and as insignificant as the day that preceded it. Believe me, we've all been through what you're going through.
In fact, you are not alone in your current situation because there are millions upon millions of people who are in the same situation as you. They feel stuck. They feel that the best things in life have slipped through their fingers and they are struggling with whatever is left.
They have all sorts of self-defeating beliefs as to why they cannot achieve great things in life. They feel they're too poor, they don't have enough money, or they don't have connections. In other words, they give themselves excuse after excuse as to why they remain frustrated.
What if I told you that these are all illusions? What if I told you that they emanate from the things you choose to believe about yourself?
You have to understand that there are people who have less money than you or who have severe physical disabilities who are able to do amazing things with their life. On the surface, these people have so little to work with, but they are able to rise above. Life may have given them lemons, but they sure know how to make a great pitcher of lemonade.
Now, here comes the painful question, why can't you do what they do? It all boils down to beliefs.
We all have beliefs. You may be thinking to yourself that there's really no overriding belief governing your life. You might want to think about that for a second. You might want to take a closer look.
You see, we all have beliefs. We just might not be conscious of them. They might not be top of mind. Accordingly, we just might not be aware of their impact on our lives. But just because we're not aware, it doesn't mean they don't exist nor have an impact.
Let me cut straight to the chase. Your life is the product of your beliefs. If you want to change your life, if you want to be a winner instead of a loser, if you want to be a victor instead of a victim, change your beliefs.
It doesn't get any simpler than this, but it also is very difficult because we are creatures of habit. It's easier to stick with the devil you know than to take a leap of faith into the great unknown.
But the bottom line will not go away: if you are frustrated in any aspect of your life, they are linked to your beliefs. This is a straight link. This is a direct cause and effect relationship.