Do you have belief?

Do you have belief?

We all want something in life and the more we think about these things, the more we groan inside and feel frustrated why we aren’t getting these things that we want.

If you’re someone who agrees to the above statement, welcome to this post. This is for you. This post is for people who don’t seem to get much success in their lives. Sometimes we get too caught up about our problems that we think that maybe there is something wrong with us or maybe we are doing something wrong.

Here’s the bomb for you: you have to do very special things in order for you to start making things happen. Things don’t happen to you. You make them happen. And let’s not hold on to our victim mindset. Fact: you’re not a victim. Whatever is happening to you now you willed to yourself, whether unconsciously or deliberately. Even inaction is action.

So here are three things that you need to have in order to really start making things happen:

1. Our minds are gullible.

The first thing that you have to have is a dream—and a genuine one. Once you have this dream, it is critical that you be able to visualize it in your mind. You have to be convinced that this dream is a true dream, and that not getting it will kill you.

That is the kind of dream you are looking for. It should be something that makes you tick, something that grabs your attention when it crosses your mind, it should be something that makes you cry at night thinking about it.

You have to believe that you can get the dream. You need to visualize it to the extent that you can already hear it, touch it, feel it, smell it, and taste it. If not, then you’re in for some major trip downhill.

Just imagine a large green mango, the kind that’s so sour. Then imagine it being peeled right before you; imagine that on the table where the mango is placed there is a bottle of salt. Imagine that you are now slicing the green mango into tiny strips and then when you’re done, you get one of those strips, dip it into the bottle of salt and then just put the mango strip into your mouth and just relish the sour deliciousness of it. Then you chew it and feel that the acids of the mango hit your tongue and your teeth and you just squirm in utter pleasure as the sour taste disfigures your face.

Did you salivate when you read that? If you did, then good on you.

See? That’s how powerful our mind is. There isn’t really a mango in front of you now, but because you thought about it, your body reacted as if the mango was truly there. Our mind cannot distinguish imagination from reality. It believes what you present to it.

So if you just imagine having a ten thousand dollar income every month, then your body will do its job of making that happen.

2. You should have enough belief to own it, so build BELIEF.

Sometimes you don’t own your dreams, whether a dream job or a dream business, because your belief in yourself that you can do it is not enough. How do you build belief?

Knowledge. When you have enough knowledge about a certain kind of job or business or product or what have you, you will soon see that you can rely on the information you gathered, and that is enough to believe that you can do it or that product can work for you.

Experience. You also need to have experience in order to really “test” the information. Success is not just in the mind, although it does start from there and it should; it also needs experience.

The more you experience something that is bad, the more you have belief that it is bad. The more you have experience that something is good, then you have belief that it is good. If you have more experience that you can do it if you just put your mind into it, the more you’ll have belief in yourself that you can do it many times over.

Modelling. You need mentors to model to you the kind of life that you want. Whether in business or in a job, you need to see someone already successful, or at least someone who’s trying to be successful. To become a very good business person or employee, you need mentors to guide you.

But what if you don’t have mentors or what if you can’t find one in that certain area ( which is quite impossible)?

Answer: You’re not looking hard enough. Just look and ask. There’s no harm in asking.

3. Work on it ‘til you get it right.

Of course, I am not saying that you need to be the real deal right away in order for you to succeed. No!

You just need to work on it until you get it right. If you don’t have knowledge, acquire some. If you don’t have experience, acquire some. If you don’t have a mentor or guide, look for one. But nevertheless, you have to keep at it and never quit.

In anything, I believe that there are no failures, there are only quitters. And most of the time, people quit soon enough before they even get successful. Too bad. In anything, whether in business or in a job, there is no other way but up. People don’t stay below. They just quit. Because if you don’t quit, you may be at the bottom now, but sooner or later—depending on how big your dream is—you will surely go no other way but up.

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Stephen NellasStephen is part of the Software Jewel team, the company behind Clutterpad and BiP. He's also a regular author for BiP.View all posts by Stephen Nellas →