The dictionary defines belief as acceptance by the mind that something is true or real, often underpinned by an emotional or spiritual sense of certainty. Your belief system will always set the tone and direction of your life. To achieve massive success you need to anchor your belief that this is possible, and your belief, cemented by your emotions, will help create the reality. As William James rightly put it, "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." To achieve massive success begins with the belief that you can. Trusting in your God-given abilities and talents to achieve whatever goal you have set for yourself is possible, but only if you believe it to be possible. We live in a wonderful world and there are amazing things happening in our world. It’s sure a great time to be alive because of the possibilities lurking around us. Never before in the history of humankind have there been so many innovations, inventions and remarkable discoveries. Keep reminding yourself that this is a remarkable time to be alive and celebrate your aliveness!
A radio station brought their sales team for a two day course at my training center several years ago. In the group were those with some sales experience and others just starting in the selling profession. When they came to the program, a few of them owned a personal vehicle while the majority did not. I challenged them to go sell big time so that by the time we met next, each would have bought a personal car fully paid for from their own funds after a year. I also made a prediction that in a year or two, those who followed the principles and concepts, and believed that they could be great sales persons would amaze themselves and write their own checks. When I met them for a refresher course after one year, the majority were driving their own vehicles. Not just any vehicle but high quality expensive cars, for that matter. When I asked the question how it happened that most of them were now driving their personal vehicles, the answers were “We believed it when you made the prediction and we never doubted that we couldn’t. We went to work, made several sales calls and sales because we believed it was possible.” The two who were not able to buy their own vehicles came up with excuses why they were not able to make enough sales. When you believe that it is impossible for you to fail and you go to work to succeed, you sure will.
Let me share with you a story about my dad. My dad was a hardworking man who did very well in various businesses for some time, and lost a lot of money as well. He was very responsible and made sure that he provided for us in tandem with his financial resources. He was also a creative and good businessperson. I remember a time when the business did not do well and we were sent away from school for lack of payment of school fees. My dad started a school to take care of our needs during that period. There were very few kids the school but it served the purpose for the time being. My favorite past time in this school was when we sung and went for sporting activities. Our teacher was a great musician so he taught us various songs. We were in that school for a short period and moved on to more established schools later on. I then left home to pursue a higher education, got married, had children, and visit home every year. On this particular occasion of my visit, my dad had just come from a funeral service of a friend and described in detail how he felt and reflected on his own mortality. After a couple of days, my dad made a statement that I wished he never made because it came true, just like he had said and believed. My dad talked about how, at age 70 and above, the health of people begins to give way and that he would not like to live beyond age 70. My dad’s belief that at age 70 people’s health began to deteriorate was not the absolute truth. My dad died at age 70 just as he had believed and spoken about. Be careful what you believe, say, and focus on. My dad’s belief created the fact. Very sad indeed but that is the law of the universe. You attract to yourself what you believe and what you focus on. See you at the pinnacle of success!