Today, I had the pleasure of kicking back while watching the movie called “Letter to Juliet”. A romantic film which inspires the heart to yearn for love and the pleasures it brings to one’s life, the film starts with one thought saying…
“What…. If… two words that if put together could haunt you for the rest of your life…”
This short line inspired my post today.
Let me ask you these questions…
Is there anything in life that you’ve dreamed of, hoped for, but never became real for you? Do you think you could have done anything to change the outcome?
My answer to these questions are simple.
CHANGE the way you see thing and the things you see will change.
If there is anything that we can control in life, it is our BELIEFS. We’ve all heard the saying if you think you can’t you won’t, but if you think you can you can. How true. Beliefs are what fuel our emotion and our emotions set us in motion.
The simplest metaphor for illustrating this very truth is learning how to ride a bike. What a task but the first hurdle to jump is the thoughts that run through your mind in the process.
“I’m not sure I can do this.”
“This looks to hard what if I fall over.”
Such negative thoughts can only leave you paralyzed or eventually stop you dead in your tracks when you try. How much different would you think the outcome would be if you changed your thoughts to
“I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”, “I can do it” and held similar beliefs? When your conviction is positive it is like a magnet that draws things towards it until it connects with what it is trying to attract.
So what can you do to overcome your limiting beliefs and doubt? It says in the Merriam Webster Dictionary that, “Belief is a habit of the mind”.
And we all know habits are not changed in seconds but over time they can be replaced with effort to change the old hindering thoughts with new empower ones. Here are a couple tips you can use:
- Find encouraging words in the Bible to meditate on throughout the daily.
- Listen to motivational tapes, CDs, or YouTube Videos of inspirational speakers like Tony Robbins, Dani Johnson, Napoleon Hill, etc.
- Right down your beliefs that you want to acquire and repeat as often as you can in your day.
So, what are you going to stop doubting and start believing?
FOOD FOR THOUGHTS
DOUBT = Do but (Nothing but excuses that keeps you from your dreams)
BELIEF = Be life (a vital way of living or being alive and transcending into the quality of life one lives)
Photo used in this article is from Altered-States.net.