Von Goethe said, “The magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” Claude Bristol wrote a whole book about belief: The Magic of Believing. Napoleon Hill: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or not, you are right.”
What good does a whole list of goals, painstakingly thought out, do if a person does not believe they are possible? Why would one expend mental and physical effort to do a thing that is thought to be undoable?
I think that if there is any one key to success, it is belief. An idea is a dream, nothing more, until it is acted upon. Action will not happen until one believes the successful fruition of the idea is at least possible.
“I can’t do that.” “I’ll never be able to do that.” “That’s just not me.” “What?! You’ve got to be kidding. That’s not something I can do.” “That’s impossible.”
Do you think that someone who uttered any of the phrases above would have a snowball’s chance in Miami (gotcha!) of succeeding? Unlikely.
Belief. Belief in yourself, believing that you’re worthy, believing that you have what it will take, knowing, believing, that you will do or be whatever it might take. When you have that level of belief, of conviction, you will open yourself and your world to the power of the universe. What you want will become. Belief will connect you.
Without belief, without conviction, you will observe life as if from the outside of a glass wall, looking in. Life will pass you by; the things you want to be, have, and do will float on the other side of the glass, out of reach, just ethereal fantasies to taunt you.
Until you believe. Then you know that there is no glass wall. The glass wall was within you, holding you back from having, being, doing.
Believe! It is magic, and with it, anything is possible.