BELIEF – A MINDSET THAT SUCCEEDS

“Miracles happen to those who believe in them” – Bernard Berenson

It’s a new month and we are looking at belief, which is an important mental aspect of an individual’s life. One thing is sure, the power of belief and thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. The popular saying is true: If you believe that you can do something, then you can. 

When you envision a victorious outcome, engrave it in your heart, and are firmly convinced that you will attain it, your brain makes every effort to bring the mental image you have created to life. And then, through your unceasing effort, that victory is finally made a reality.

Mohammed Ali comes to mind whenever we talk about belief. Over fifty years after he burst upon the scene as a gold-medal winner at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, he remains a magical figure, known and loved worldwide. It is the repetition of affirmation that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. This was probably one of the most prominent success tips from Mohammed Ali.

At the beginning of every match, Ali will claim that he was “the greatest.” And he did become the greatest. One of Ali’s famous sayings is, “It is not the mountain ahead to climb that wears you out; it is the pebble in your shoe.” Whenever you have a significant challenge to confront, be it in your academics or any field of endeavor in life, your lack of self-belief will hinder you more than the challenge itself. 

An old African proverb says: “If there is no enemy within, the enemy without does us no harm.” It means that what you think affects your belief system, and your thinking can also make you believe it. Ignore negative and impossible thoughts and dwell on the positive ones because those thoughts you entertain and dwell on in your mind will grow to make you or mar you. Every accomplishment in life begins with a belief and a decision to try. Success itself generally starts with an attitude and ends with a lifestyle. Start believing in your dreams, and you will sooner or later be living in the reality of those dreams.

I will be eager to hear your comments and questions in the comments section below.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at Ibrahim@b2sl.org.

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  • Oluwa Nikky
    Reply

    Belief is the Power of achieving something. When you believe in yourself then be rest assured that you will achieve success

    • Ajani Ayomide
      Reply

      Hmm…..
      Even the Holy Bible speaks about belief,unless you believe,it would be difficult for someone to get his desired miracles,so also, the fulfilment of one’s dream lies in the mindset one gave towards it.
      To soar high,have a positive mindset and work hard.

  • Ayomide Thomas
    Reply

    To have a mindset that succeeds, one needs to have a positive mindset and a self belief
    The continual affirmation of self belief will definitely result to success….

    • Oluwa Nikky
      Reply

      What you belief determine your attitude towards something. If you believe that you will achieve a dream then you will see working towards achieving that dream.

  • Drä Zay
    Reply

    Belief is the only sword to confront a challenge and also it stand as motivational inspiration to achieve your aim, so from now I will elevate or adding to belief I have in myself, my day life word would be “I CAN DO IT” even if it seems impossible but in as much as I have belief in myself, I WILL DO IT, and belief always paddy with DETERMINATION. Let have a look on baby, when they saw other people walking, they will firstly have a belief that “I CAN WALK” then after, they will determine to walk.

  • Sam samclephsticks
    Reply

    ‘Self-belief’ cannot be ruled out in achieving any goal in one’s life. It is the first and most essential prerequisite in making a goal come to reality.

  • Monsurat Kolawole
    Reply

    Awesome write up, “Self belief” is an essential part to achieving any goal, set goals, ignore negativity and belief in yourself because the law of attraction is real and it attracts whatever you belief or imagine to yourself, be it positive or negative.

  • Monsurat Kolawole
    Reply

    Awesome write up, “self belief” is an essential part to any achievement, whatever we affirm is what gets attracted to us because the law of attraction attracts whatever we imagine or believe, be it negative or positive.
    We should have high self esteem and belief in our self to birth our dreams and goals successfully.

  • Oluwa Nikky
    Reply

    You cannot achieve success when you only believe and do not have work towards your believe. Mohammed Alli knew that despite all his practice he will be able to achieve success, that was why he has the believe. So when work hard towards your goal, believe that you will achieve success.

  • Abiola Opeyemi
    Reply

    Our thoughts births action, if we can actually believe and work towards our goals definitely we will surely achieve it but if it’s the other way round then it won’t work out.

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