The book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill states “no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty”. Think about that for a minute, just know that it is possible for every person to have what they think they deserve, that with the same amount of effort one could be on verge of starvation or wealthy.
What is the main difference between any two people? The answer is belief, no two people in this entire world believe in things the exact same way as another. While there is what we call accepted norms that we all try to teach our young and each other, usually based on our own belief about how things are, and how they are done. The lesson that has been neglected, that we have not been taught and have not taught, is that what we believe is possible, is. That our desire to do something is only limited by our own belief in what we can do.
If we desire something and we find a way to get it, we will repeat the behavior, when we meet with partial success, rather than modifying our approach, we simply do the same thing again. It is like the story of the two children, when one wanted something if it was not immediately provided he would lie down on the floor, kick, and scream until he was either punished or got the thing. Then there was the other child who wanted the same thing and rather than demand it be provided to him immediately would make a plan, go and earn some money and then buy it for himself. Both had a belief about how to satisfy their desire, and in practice, one would be far more successful than the other at achieving the result of obtaining the things they wanted. Can you guess which one?
One had been taught that life is hard and you don’t always get what you want, the other had been taught that you get what you want when you are ready for it. Both believed that they could indeed get things, one was a bit hit and miss the other the thing was guaranteed, just took a while longer. Therefore, it is with us today, you need to ask yourself what is it that you believe you can do. For it is this belief that drives your life that causes everything you have in life to be there. There are countless stories of people in adversity who achieve great things, blind people who become great teachers, deaf people who become great musicians, people with physical handicaps who accomplish amazing feats in sports, and so on and on, if you but look you can find these examples easily. Conversely, you can find similarly handicapped people who accomplish nothing, and never will. The difference is what they have been taught.
You can find the exact same thing with non-handicapped people; there are great achievers who have gone to great wealth, and people who live on the street. Again, the difference is only what they believe they can do, no great mystery, just belief. It is impossible for a man to go to the moon, but if you equip that man with a space suit and a space ship, now that man can go to the moon. If you can’t see to accomplish something by the direct route, such as a man jumping high enough to land on the moon, then come up with a solution to the problem and invent the spaceship. Where there is a will, there is a way.
You need to examine your beliefs, and in the words of Henry Ford; “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”. Change your belief to be; There is no such thing as impossible, and accept no such reality as failure.