“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” –Rumi
A flower, a bird, a tree, a blade of grass, a human body, when broken down to their essential components, are energy and molecules. The whole universe, in its essential nature, is the movement of energy and molecules. The only difference between you and a tree is the informational and energy content of your respective bodies.
On the material level, both you and the tree are made up of the same recycled elements: mostly carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and other elements in minute amounts. You could buy these elements in a hardware store for a couple of dollars. The difference, therefore, between you and the tree is not the carbon, or the hydrogen, or the oxygen. In fact; you and the tree are constantly exchanging your carbon and oxygen with each other. The real difference between the two of you is in the energy and in the information.
Very often we underestimate the importance of faith in ourselves. We confuse it with self-confidence, pride, self-control, conviction, hopefulness, importance… These virtues are not bad, but they are more like side effects of our true belief in our own being, our inner spark of the divine. The source of all life achievements lies in our heart, which is unlocked by faith. There is a reason, why Jim Rohn said, “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”
Michelangelo was asked how he created his masterpieces. He replied that he simply saw the works of art embedded within the slabs of marble and then set about chipping away at everything that wasn’t of that work of art. This beautiful metaphor can be referred to every human being. We all are ready-made-greatness. How do we discover our personal greatness? By starting the process of chipping away everything that is not truly within us. It all starts with self-faith.
People, who come to the realization of the real promise of faith, are fortunate, as they have access to the real treasure stored in their soul, which makes the difference between a man and a tree. You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. Belief in yourself is never forced, but always genuine. Self-belief gives you enormous power to attract luck, gracefully fulfill your dreams, and attract everything you aspire for with effortless ease. With elegant precision and unfaltering intelligence your faith will set up the symphony of events necessary for your success. You take actions, you make steps, you deal with challenges, but you enjoy the entire process, because you truly believe in yourself. In such a way, you create winner’s attitude and nurture leadership qualities; no matter how hard it gets, you manage to turn things around and benefit from them.
A few people really believe in themselves and keep going forward until they reach success. Their inner spark, kindled by faith, gives them enough strength, hope and wisdom to reach their destination. The vast majority of people are hiding behind their own stories of possible failure. The failure mindset is created by the lack of faith. In order not to feel miserable about themselves, such people rationalize to feel good without changing anything, and in such a way they train themselves to accept mediocrity. And mediocrity is settling down for less then who you really are. Why does that happen? Don’t we all want to have a life of advantage we dream about? If the answer is faith, what stops us from believing in ourselves?
According to Napoleon Hill, there are two entities that occupy and control our body and mind. One entity is motivated by and responds to the impulse of faith (we already know its power). The other one is motivated by and responds to the impulse of fear. It is fear that shatters our inner spirit, sets up the limits of possible, and impedes the realization of big ideas. Such a simple idea: you can’t win if you don’t try. So often, we get a big idea. One that will get our careers to the next level. One that will get our lives to the next level. One that will really set us soaring.
But then guess what happens next? The voice of fear takes over. Winning and loosing in life is an internal gain. It is either you have faith, which motivates you, or you are driven by fear, which discourages you. Will you be guided by faith? Or will you allow your fear to overtake you? It is your conscious choice that defines the quality of your life.
People who have enough faith to believe in something before they can see or touch it, have the access to the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity. They manage to turn the unmanifest into manifest.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson