If you want success in whatever you are doing, you have to believe it is going to happen to YOU.
Later I will show you a simple but powerful technique to help you gain belief. But first…
Most people who have goals, live in hope that one day it will happen. Hope is usually not enough as it trusts to luck.
A lot of people live in hope that one day they will be wealthy. However they don’t truly trust their abilities to make it happen. Usually the extent of their action is to play the lottery or pursue some other form of gambling. This is obviously trusting to luck.
You have to truly believe you can achieve if you want a realistic shot at making it happen. This way you’ll have the inner strength to put in the effort to make success a possibility. Sitting back and waiting for success is the worst strategy you can employ. But without a strong inner belief, that is the most likely course of action you will take.
You need a firm belief that you will be successful, then take action.
In a moment I will share with you a technique you can use to build up your belief. First, we’ll talk more about hope and belief…
With hope, you’re unlikely to get beyond moderate success. This is because it blocks you from putting in the proper effort. You hold back, and not even know you’re holding back. With hope you take steps to achieve your goals, then sit back with your fingers crossed and hope. Is this what the winners of the world do?
Say you want to become a full time blogger. You set up a blog in the hope that people will love your writing, and it will pay you a lucrative wage where you can go travelling the world.
You set up an attractive design and update regularly. Then you visit social sites and make friends and share your content. Your readership slowly starts to grow. After months of effort, your visitor growth plateaus and you are stuck at around 100 visitors per day.
You carry on in the same vein, hoping that “something will happen” to push your blog to the next level. Know what? This “something” never happens, unless you’re extremely lucky.
If you truly believe you are going to achieve blogging greatness, you can approach this plateau differently. You look at why you’ve not yet achieved the blogging greatness you deserve. Is your writing really up to standard? Could your blog design be better? Are you marketing it hard enough? Instead of sitting back in hope that something will happen, you take action and make it happen.
Your belief can drive you to try new things, learn new skills, and improve existing skills. You have to grow and learn or else you are stuck in a rut, waiting and hoping.
When trying to achieve anything you always hit a plateau. This is what separates the best from the rest. Most people stick at plateaus, never growing beyond them, even after years of effort. Those people that truly believe they can achieve their goals find a way to push through plateaus and continue to grow.
How to believe
As a clinical hypnotherapist I coach people to have a successful mindset, with some fantastic results. Here is the quickest way I have found to help people discover their inner belief…
You must be clear in your mind what you want. If you want a wage so you can quit your job, then great. If you want to be a high earner so you can travel the world, that is great too. Get it clear in your head what you want to achieve.
Once you have decided, it’s time to visualise. Spend a few minutes every day visualising the success you want as if it has already happened. If you want a luxury villa, then visualise it as if you own it now. Imagine enjoying all the facilities that it comes with. Try to make the image as clear as you can, with all the details, facilities and colour schemes. Spend a few minutes every day doing this.
This helps program your subconscious mind to achieve your goal. Your subconscious mind will be reminded of what you want. In turn it will influence the choices and decisions you make to help you achieve this goal. It’s a very natural process.
Because you are visualising your success as if it is happening now, this bolsters your belief. You will feel it in your core. You will “know” that it is just a question of time. This helps you to properly fight for your goal, rather than live in hope. Belief allows you to dare to put yourself on the line and really go for it. This can make all the difference when you want to achieve something great.
If you don’t believe you can achieve your goals then you will be naturally inclined to save your effort. How successful can you really be when not giving 100%?
Don’t sit back with your fingers crossed and hope to achieve your goals. Make them inevitable. Visualise exactly what it is you want to achieve. Believe you can achieve, and fight hard to make it happen. Go that extra mile to get what you deserve. You have one life, so gather your heart and mind together, and fight for the life you want. Your dreams can become a reality, but only if you believe.