This is an incredible blog post about belief and the power it has in our lives. I love how he describes both sides of belief. It is a power for good. On the other hand it is a power that can hold us back from everything we want to achieve and become. It is reblogged from: http://www.hypnotherapyfreemind.com/power-of-belief/
4 Principles of The Power of Belief
The power of belief is a force that is all encompassing in your life. In fact, it is the power behind EVERYTHING in your life. Your level of happiness and satisfaction is directly proportional to your belief. Believe it or not, it is also the power that is behind the things that frustrate you and keep you discouraged. Yes, belief is the driving power fueling just about everything in your life.
Have you ever said that you didn’t believe in something? Maybe someone told you news that seemed impossible? Or that you were not prepared to hear?
I want to share with you a message about belief…
Even when you think you don’t believe, you still do. Let’s peel back the covers on belief a little more and show you how this works. With that realization, you can use this powerful gift in your life to accomplish whatever you choose.
1. Belief Is The Source Of All Power For Good
Belief has two definitions. They are: (1) an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists and (2) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.
You probably have a positive association of the word belief. When I think of belief, I think of things like faith, miracles, and optimism…all of which are positive things. When you are successful in life, it is because you lead with your belief. You believe that the new venture will be successful. You believe that you are going to succeed with your children. You believe that the new opportunity at work will be a good opportunity. You believe that the relationship will work out and be for the greatest good.
As you believe that it will be successful, that is what happens. If you didn’t have the belief that it was going to turn out for your good, you wouldn’t have done it to begin with. Instead of moving forward, you would have done nothing.
Which brings us to the next point…
2. Belief Is The Source Of All Negative Power
While that may seem like a strange statement, it is absolutely true.
You may believe that you are not good enough. You may believe that you are not smart enough, or that events of your past were your fault. You may believe that your worst fears will come true, or that if something bad is going to happen, it will happen to you. You place all of your belief in these negative things and that is exactly what happens.
Your belief ends up being the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy.
You have heard the expression that says whether you think you can or you think you can’t…you are right. I would suggest that you rephrase the statement like this…
Whether you believe that you can or believe that you can’t…you are right.
3. Your Lack Of Belief Is Holding You Back More Than Anything
As my clients come to me for help in changing their behaviors, they find that their lack of belief is holding them back.
The person that is suffering with grief believes that they cannot heal and overcome. The person that needs to lose weight believes that this next diet will end up like the last one…it won’t work. Or, the person that doesn’t allow hypnotherapy to teach them to heal their mind because they believe that hypnosis doesn’t work.
In all of these cases, the lack of belief is keeping you from everything you want.
Think about the people who have achieved great things in life:
- Christ accomplished miracles through his belief that they would happen
- Edison believed he could find a way to make the light bulb work in spite of his many previous failed attempts
- Columbus believed that the world was round in spite of the persecution of everyone else
- Michael Jordan believed he had more talent than the coach that cut him from the high school team
I could go on for quite some time with more examples and you have examples that mean a lot to you personally. The whole point is that their belief drove them to the success they desired. Their belief allowed them to achieve and succeed in spite of those around them that didn’t want them to succeed.
Belief is the power principle behind success.
4. How Do You Believe When You Feel Like You Can’t?
How do you find belief when everything around you is causing you to doubt? How can you push forward when forces push you back? The key to believing is found in children….
They simply just believe…
They don’t allow what they don’t know to shroud what they believe. They believe in Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Boogeyman, and all kinds of things. In fact, if you tell a young child that there are green aliens outside the door, they will believe you.
Their belief powers their actions. It creates a sparkle in their eye. It keeps them moving forward and searching for answers. Their greatest strength is their belief…
And that is the irony. There are those that think that belief is weakness. They believe that it is to foolishness to accept and believe in something that cannot be seen. They assume that because it isn’t seen…”it doesn’t exist.”
As a result, those people stay stuck in their life. They don’t think they can overcome their self-limiting thoughts because it doesn’t make sense. They simply believe that believing doesn’t work. What they don’t recognize is that…
Their “unbelief” is still belief…
They just believe in a negative outcome. It is the exact same power that people use to believe and achieve great things.
What About You?
With these 4 principles about the power of belief, the question is how are you going to use this? Will you believe to accomplish the great things that you are destined to do? Will you believe that there is healing? Will you believe that there are ways to overcome?
If you find that believing is not possible, then I would recommend hypnotherapy. It will help you eliminate those self-limiting thoughts so that you can believe again.
The power of belief is always active in your life. The true question you have to ask yourself is “What do I believe in?”
I believe in you. I watch people use this power to overcome fear, become “good enough”, control pain, lose weight, stop smoking, and completely transform their lives. Belief is the power that will set you free. It will help you accomplish your life purpose…your highest good.
These 4 principles of belief will determine your end result.
Great things have never been accomplished by believing less. The solution is to believe more.