Many people who hear the word faith automatically think of religion. Although faith is a necessary component of religion, it is also a necessity of success; not only in business but in all aspects of life.
Faith combined with Desire can move mountains. You can have all the desire in the world, but if you don’t have faith in yourself, and your abilities to achieve your desires, then you will not likely act on your desires.
Where do you suppose we would be if some of the great inventors and innovators throughout history hadn’t’t had faith in what they were doing? These people pressed on with their ideas in spite of negative views from the people around them and in spite of numerous failed attempts, because they had faith in their ideas and in themselves.
You might ask “How do I develop Faith?”
Good question, because throughout time religious leaders have told people who were struggling to “have faith” in this that or the other thing, but they failed to tell them “how” to have faith.
Faith is a state of mind that can be created by repeated instruction to the subconscious mind. You can actually convince yourself that something is true by continuously telling yourself it is so. If you hear it enough, your subconscious mind will believe it to be true and you will actually act as if is true.
Is it any wonder that if a child is always told that they are lazy, that they act that way when they grow up? Why do you think that people, who are intolerant of others, have children who are the same way? It is because they hear negative talk all the time and develop a subconscious belief that it is true.
When you hear people say that they are a product of their environment, it is absolutely true. You can develop faith in something if you are exposed to it long enough and continue to tell yourself it is true. Even if you were not fortunate enough to have been raised in a positive and productive environment, you have the power to change what goes into your subconscious mind.
One of the most effective ways to retrain your thoughts and to develop faith in yourself is through positive affirmations. You write down positive traits that you wish to have.
For instance, let’s say you always seem to put things off till the last minute. A good affirmation might be: “I always do the most important things first and quickly”. Apply this method to any trait you wish to change.
Keep in mind that the subconscious mind is most receptive to suggestion just after you wake up and just before you go to bed. So, you should write your affirmations out and read them aloud at these times. Do this very day with full faith that you will see positive change and before you even realize it your thoughts and actions will change for the better.
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