[success]Belief creates the actual fact. ~ William James[/success]
If you believe it you’ll see it. We’ve heard this before.
But is it true?
For me it was in this instance. Maybe you can connect the dots in your world where you’re belief has brought the very thing you thought of.
True or False?
Beliefs are a huge reason for conditions in our life. They can be true or false, or a belief that we accepted from another, it doesn’t really matter. The question is not, why do I believe this, although that’s a great beginning awareness to have, but moving beyond that level of consciousness the real question is what do I want to believe.
What do I choose to believe that will lead me to a more positive, productive life experience? After all, as we know, the subconscious doesn’t care if a belief is true or not and therein lies our power.
How I got a new car
I had been leasing a car and one day I realized that the lease was almost up. So I began paying attention to cars around me. Not that I’m inattentive to other drivers, this was more like, hmm that’s a cool looking car, maybe I’ll choose that one next…only to have my darling one tell me that’s a Maserati…oh, well it’s still a cool looking car, probably not my next one though. I’m like that, I have expensive tastes, not on purpose, I just recognize a thing of beauty when I see it.
Every day for about two weeks I was focused on my next car, because I didn’t have long before the lease was up. I liked the car I had, but just wanted to make sure there wasn’t another one I’d like better. I can be fickle in these things. Just saying. I knew I had my ideal car, whatever that might be.
Reality isn’t always a match
Eventually I decided I should check out the lease to find the exact expiry date. Woops, it turned out I had yet another year to go. I admit, I’m not too hot on these little details, so I just shrugged and moved on.
A couple of weeks later, I had an e-mail from the sales person who leased me the car, telling me they were running a special and if I was interested I could switch my car now. Woohoo. How did that happen?
I said yes, if he could meet my terms (thus making it even more ideal) and he could and did.
The facts are always changing
The facts didn’t support me changing my car. But I had totally believed my lease was up and I would have a new car. It didn’t matter that it wasn’t true, that it wasn’t real. I believed it. The beliefs we have, the feelings we have, give us unlimited power to alter entirely any and all current experiences. You’ve got to admit that’s quite a power.
Want to get a greater handle on the power of belief? Take a look at the movie Money Ball. I know, I know it looks like a movie about baseball, but hey it has Brad Pitt, now that can’t be too bad, and best of all, it’s really a movie about the power of belief.
Steve Jobs put it so well ~ “Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.”
Believe it first, then you see it.
Encourage one another.