Success means freedom:
freedom from worries, fears, frustrations, and failure. Success means self-respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, and being able to do more for those who depend on you.
Believe, really believe, you can move a mountain, and you can. You can win success by believing you can succeed.
Belief, the “I’m-positive-I-can” attitude, generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops.
Belief is the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in life.
Your mind is a “thought factory.” It’s a busy factory, producing countless thoughts in one day. Production in your thought factory is under the charge of two foremen, one of whom we will call Mr. Triumph and the other Mr. Defeat. Mr. Triumph is in charge of manufacturing positive thoughts. He specializes in producing reasons why you can, why you’re qualified, and why you will. The other foreman, Mr. Defeat, produces negative, deprecating thoughts.
Note: Research shows that on any given day, the average person thinks somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 thoughts. The problem is that ninety-five percent of our thoughts are the same as the ones we thought the day before, the day before that, and the day before that. It’s no wonder most people go through life, day after day, month after month, year after year, and never change the quality of their lives.
The more work you give either of these two foremen, the stronger he becomes.
If Mr. Defeat is given more work to do, he adds personnel and takes up more space in your mind. Eventually, he will take over the entire thought manufacturing division, and virtually all thought will be of a negative nature. The only wise thing to do is fire Mr. Defeat. You don’t need him.
Use Mr. Triumph 100 percent of the time. When any thought enters your mind, ask Mr. Triumph to go to work for you. He’ll show you how you can succeed.
The first step toward success. basic step. can’t be avoided.
Step 1: Believe in Urself, believe U can succeed.
The power of belief resides in its ability to do four things: Belief creates vision; Belief creates strength of will; Belief creates resilience, and Belief ignites & activates.
HOW TO DEVELOP THE POWER OF BELIEF
The three guides to acquiring and strengthening the power of belief:
1) Think success, don’t think failure. At work, in your home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking. When you face a difficult situation, think, “I’ll win,” not “I’ll probably lose.” When you compete with someone else, think, “I’m equal to the best,” not “I’m outclassed.”
Thinking about success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success. Thinking failure does the exact opposite.
2) Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not supermen. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn’t based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed a belief in themselves and what they do.
Never — yes, never — sell yourself short.
3). Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier — certainly no more difficult — than small ideas and small plans.