better-believe-it[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.

Love Elle.




Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Elle,
    I had deja vu as I read your post! I’ve been planning a very serious one about the law of attraction and how we found our car recently. You’ve inspired me and I’ll probably write it very soon. So glad things worked out for you!

    • Welcome Betsy, so nice to have you visit. I can’t wait to read your post and the story of your car. I continue to be fascinated by the link between our beliefs, thoughts, feelings and the final outcome. Not to mention that it’s fun to watch it all play out.

  2. Ah yes, I’ve had that happen to me. 😀 And it would seem like a miracle. Wishing for it – and then having it land up on my doorstep.

    The power of belief works. I must check out that movie. 🙂

    So which car did you choose?

    • It’s true Vidya, I think to those who don’t recognize it’s just the law of consciousness operating, it seems as though its a miracle. And I chose the exact same car, just a new model which always seem to have more bells and whistles…and I’m very fond of bells. 🙂

  3. Your blog is always encouraging, enlightening and empowering and…you’better believe it.

    • Awww thanks Brian, and I truly appreciate you taking time to comment. Thanks a bunch. 🙂

  4. Love it! “Believe it first…then you’ll see it.” Such powerful, simple and profound truth.

    • Thanks Steve, I’d like to claim the credit for that quote…sadly I can’t…maybe one day I’ll write one just as profound. 🙂

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