The Gift-Giving Power of Belief

Thomas Paine wrote: “It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.” Simply restated, great leaders must believe in themselves. Belief in self is one of the greatest, magical powers in the great leaders’ life journeys. Mahatma Gandhi captures its essence writing: “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

Belief is the magical key that turns the invisible into the visible, the dream into reality. It is the fire that sets the mind, heart and soul ablaze to overcome our own self-imposed limits or the words of others. Napoleon Hill tells us: “The number one reason people fail is because  they listen to their friends, family and neighbors.” Great leaders understand that everyone is different, having their own dreams, aspirations and goals.

On your magnificent life’s journey, may you remember the wise counsel of Frank Lloyd Wright: “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief is a thing that makes it happen.”  And remember, also, the words of Dale Carnegie:Believe that you will succeed, and your will.” Be beautifully faithful to yourself… always, and change the world.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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