By Simon Lawrence
'The Power of Believing'
Possessing a positive belief system is just the first step to creating a more successful life. Let’s take an example… you might have a positive attitude about money; you believe there are plenty of ways to make money, yet you only ever seem to have enough to get by.
Money comes in, and money goes out again, there never seems enough to create a more relaxed feeling about having plenty. That’s because somewhere deep in your subconscious you may be saying the opposite, that you will never have enough money, or who are you to think you deserve so much more.
Many of us have been brought up not to ‘believe’... society surrounds us, envelops us in believing life is tough, that we have to fight to get ahead, or even stay afloat. We are taught that if you can’t see it, touch it, then it’s not real, non-existent and that it is an unacceptable way of going about our lives to think otherwise.
Believing something is trusting that your deepest desires can and will happen. Believing is leaving no room what-so-ever that what you want will happen. So many of us in the rush and confusion of modern life are missing this element. Each day is taken up entirely at the beck and call of others, leaving little or no time for ourselves, time necessary to create our own future and fulfil our greatest ambitions.
If you truly believe that you can be happy, and achieve the dreams you have, then you will transform your life. That is all it takes... to believe! I’m going to ask you three questions.
•Do you believe, without a moments doubt that you can and will have exactly the life you desire?
•Do you believe wholeheartedly you will be guided to those goals, those desires those right situations to get where you want to be?
•Do you believe there is always a way to achieve your goals, even when you have setbacks?
If you wavered at any moment, then you don’t ‘believe’, and you won’t achieve the life you want.
To ‘believe’ is to trust entirely that everything will work out, that you have it in you to find solutions and a way of achieving your goals. Let me give you an example of true ‘believing’. If you have been fortunate enough to have had a beautiful son or daughter, or perhaps more than one, think of the first
time you saw them... did you ever doubt for a moment that they would not grow up; be able to walk and to talk to you, it was only a matter of time. Yet when you first held your child in your arms, it was incapable of doing anything. It couldn’t feed itself, tell you what it wanted, or how it felt; it couldn’t walk, it couldn’t do anything for itself. But did you ever doubt it would not develop these skills? The answer is no; not for one moment did you not believe that this beautiful child would grow up, unable to walk, and talk and communicate with you and the world.
Now, that is the sort of belief I’m getting at, that is exactly the belief structure you need in place to achieve your goals. You have to BELIEVE that what you most desire will come to you, without a doubt, you must trust that it is within you somewhere to create everything you wish for.
Ok you might be saying, I see some truth in what you say Simon, but how do I get that belief structure into my psyche. Well firstly you will get there by taking small steps. By setting small goals for yourself, even goals that you know will happen, then you must trust and let go – let go of doubt, just let go and let these things happen.
Sounds a bit too simple? Right, then lets take a simple scenario; going to work... driving, taking the train or bus, however you travel, simply trust you will get there on time, then let go… even and especially if you think you are going to be late and it is making you feel stressed... just relax, believe you will arrive on time, and then let the thought go. You will find you arrive on time, with no stress, you have had an easy trip. If you are late you will find that for some unfathomable reason it does not matter. Perhaps the person you were meeting was late too and you both arrived at the same time.
Try this... Next time you lose something, your car keys perhaps; tell yourself you know where they are, trust you will find them, then let go; do something else for a moment even if you are already late, and see what happens. I bet you find them!
Your subconscious knows exactly where you left them. When you relax and trust, a vision will come into your conscious mind reminding you where you left them. When you have a tough decision to make, in fact any decision you are not too sure about, tell yourself that you will come to the right conclusion, believe you will find the best result for you and those involved; then let go. That is the key, learn to let go, trust and let go, believe it will happen, disengage for a while. After a time you will discover the answer to your question, any question.
Worry is the reverse of trusting and believing, by worrying you are saying ‘I don’t believe,’ but at the same time trying to convince yourself that you can make it better, but you can’t, so disengage, trust, believe and see what happens. Develop small goals into your daily life, and then when you need to make the big decisions, you will trust the process and know it works – you will ‘BELIEVE’ that great things can happen for YOU and they WILL!
© Simon Lawrence