Believe It and You’ll See It
“You’ll see it when you believe it.” – Wayne Dwyer
In our ‘proof-needed’ world we have become accustomed to believing to be true only the things we can see with our eyes – “I’ll believe it when I see it” is a common phrase when in fact, the opposite is true.
“Never give up” may seem like an overused cliché but there’s good reason for that. One of the most crucial elements in becoming a successful entrepreneur is having unwavering faith in your ability to create your dreams, long before there is any tangible evidence to indicate that to be ‘true’. Having faith is a word we like to use.
Faith is described as “having complete trust or confidence in something or someone”. Research any successful person and you will find they have had pure, unaltered faith in their mission or cause even when the world was telling them it was impossible. J.K Rowling had just been divorced, was on welfare benefits and could barely feed her son just three years before her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. Colonel Sanders was 40 and was rejected more than 1,000 times before his secret chicken recipe was accepted by a restaurant. Oprah Winfrey was told she didn’t have the face for television – and we all know how that ended.
Our point here is that first and foremost you need 100% rock-solid faith in yourself – no one can do that for you. It’s that million dollar faith that will get you through the hard times, the rejection and the naysayers that try to bring you down. The difference between those who fail and those who stay the path to eventually succeed is knowing they will do it – no matter what.
Ways to feed your faith:
– Personal development. Commit to 30 minutes per day of feeding your mind with knowledge and become the best version of you.
– Affirmations and positive self-talk
– Learn other successful people’s stories – if they can do it, so can you
– Visualise. Visualise yourself where you would like to be and what you would like to have done
– Act as if. Act as if you already have it.