Last time we talked about strategies for ensuring your success and staying on track despite fears and obstacles that get in the way. Today we are going to talk about speaking your goals and visions into reality, and we’ll explore the power of belief.
After creating your vision and setting a plan of action, there are three valuable tools that you can use to super-charge your efforts. These tools are your words, thoughts and belief.
Most people seem to understand the concept of “self-limiting beliefs” and few have contemplated its power. After all, what exactly is a self-limiting belief? Simply put, it’s the negative things we say to ourselves about ourselves. It’s true that we are constantly thinking, and much of that is our own “self-talk.” And most of the time we do not pay attention to our thoughts, instead we accept whatever enters our minds – true or not.
So here are a few things you can do to control and re-program your thoughts to move you toward, and not away from, your visions and goals:
Control your thoughts – We are constantly in thought, whether it be aloud or in our minds. Be aware of your thoughts. Evaluate, examine and challenge them. Do not accept false thinking just because it enters your mind. Control what you allow in. Think empowering thoughts about yourself, and remove all self-limiting thoughts.
Watch your words – Pay attention to the words you choose. Think about the changes that you want to make in your life and write down positive affirmations that will give you encouragement and inspiration, and then speak them aloud. Question, challenge and dismiss all self-limiting thoughts and words that you say.
Say it “IS” so – Phrase your affirmative statements and goals by expressing them as if they are already true. Speaking of it as being true in the present programs your mind to make it so. Be cautious to not say things like “I am a not a bad leader” Instead say “I am great leader.” Do not say “I’m not late,” say “I am punctual.” Speak in the present tense and speak positively.
And the last one I call:
Can I get a witness? – Regularly share the progress you’re making toward the accomplishment of your vision with others who support you. It not only helps you to continue working toward your goals, it will give you the additional support you need.
In this last portion we are going to talk about the power of belief.
We’ve all heard the saying, “As you think, so shall you be.” We all know that thoughts and words have a tremendous impact on what we manifest in our lives. So we must continuously protect ourselves from any negative or doubtful thoughts that come our way, in order to regularly build our belief in ourselves and in the reality of our vision.
Famous author Napoleon Hill is quoted as saying, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” And then he goes on to say “…regardless of how many times you have failed in the past or how lofty your aims or hopes may be.”
In his book entitled Think and Grow Rich, he states that it is scientifically impossible to conceive something in your mind, to believe that you can do it, and then not be able to. The very fact that you can conceive something in your mind, and believe that you can do it, means that you can.
Belief is a critical aspect of visioning. If you can imagine it, and you truly do not believe it, then you will not be able to achieve it. Your worry, doubt and uncertainty will act as a barrier that prohibits your vision from manifesting itself. Therefore, you must constantly be reviewing your vision, visualizing it coming to fruition, staying in action, and believing it can be true.
By doing these things with commitment and resolve, your belief will be the foundation of your success.
Well that’s all for now. I hope you found this information valuable on how to speak, think and believe your visions into reality.
Be sure to check back in for the next time for a segment called:
Feel the Burn.
Wishing you the best always