It’s actually the other way around: Believing is seeing.
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
Wishing, wanting, dreaming and hoping aren’t enough. You have to BELIEVE in whatever it is you want to achieve.
This is a recurring theme in my own business and life over the past couple of weeks.
I noticed there are several things I deeply desire…but I did NOT believe it’s possible for me to receive it.
One of the things I dream of, for example, is a new house.
This is part of what that dream looks like:
I have a piece of land, near the water. On that piece of land is my house; some trees; a little round house where I can stare at the water and write; a workshop for my man; and enough space for him to park his boats, including the boat he lives on.
I’ve had this dream for YEARS.
But did I take any action at all to make it happen? No.
Whenever I fantasize about it, the thoughts that immediately come up are doubts and reasons why I think I can’t have this.
(‘I don’t have enough money.’ ‘I can’t get a mortgage.’ ‘I’m afraid I won’t feel safe living in a house like that.)
Two weeks ago I suddenly realized something:
I’ve NEVER really believed for a second that I could EVER have a place like this.
And I know enough about manifesting to know that you cannot achieve what you do not believe….
I knew I had to open my mind, and make the shift from dreaming to believing.
This is how I did it. You can use these steps too if you want to open your mind to greater possibilities:
Step #1 – Awareness
First you have to figure out what you do and don’t believe right now. Take a look at your dreams, goals and desires, and ask yourself:
Do I believe I can achieve, be or have this? Do I feel, deep down, that one day this WILL be true?
Also pay attention to your thoughts and words.
Whenever you say ‘it’s impossible for me to …’ or ‘I can’t …’, it’s a sure sign you don’t believe you can have or achieve it.
Step #2 – Shift
The second step is to find something you CAN believe. You have to really feel it in your bones, otherwise it’s just a word game and you still don’t BELIEVE.
Suppose you want to make 100.000 Euros per year, but you don’t truly believe this is possible for you.
If you can’t make the switch to believing it IS possible, find something else you can believe instead:
Maybe you can believe that you can learn what it takes to make it happen.
Maybe you can believe you are capable of more than you know. Or maybe you can believe you have it in you to figure it out one day.
Step #3 – Claim It & Take Action
You opened your mind and found something you can believe instead.
Once you believe something, you can CLAIM it: you’re absolutely, no-shit certain this thing you want is already yours – it just has to unfold and manifest somehow.
After that, it’s time for your final step:
Take inspired action. An inspired action is an action your soul whispers in your ear. You feel it’s a step you can take right now. You just know you have to do it.
Ask your intuition what you can do right now to make your dream or goal come true. Take that step. Even if you don’t understand why you have to take it. (And even when it scares you.)
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
© 2014 Brigitte van Tuijl