Have you ever been in a funk for no good reason and you cannot seem to pull yourself out of it? Perhaps you are processing something very difficult. Or maybe you are down in the dumps because you are having trouble attaining a goal. Personally, I am working on changing a behavior for the better.
To get yourself out of a bad mood, to help you process something difficult, to help you achieve goals that you set, and to change a bad habit all require the same the first step: you have got to first believe that you can achieve.
It is true that when you believe that you can accomplish something, and if you give all of your efforts to that belief, you can achieve the said goal. Don’t believe me? That’s ok. Here are some quotes from other well-known people who’s action speak louder than my words.
“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” ~Vince Lombardi
“That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~Jesus
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~Albert Einstein
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~Confucius
These are some of the greatest thinkers and doers in all of human history. How can they all be wrong?
I know there are skeptics out there that think what I am saying is a bunch of hocus pocus. However, think of it logically. If we reprogram our minds into believing that we can accomplish something, and if we then set an intention to continue our efforts at these goals, how can we fail?
My skeptics might also be asking themselves “so one can fly just by thinking it?” My response would be, how many people do you think told the Wright Brothers that? Probably everybody, yet they figured out a way by believing and with persistent effort.
What I am suggesting to you is that if you are in a bad mood, and if you decide you want to be in a better mood, you can achieve it. If you are processing something very difficult, belief that you will overcome the difficulty will yield great results. If there is a goal that is frustrating you, keep focusing on the end result. And if you want to change a bad behavior, start believing that you have the power to do so.
The power starts with the decision. Decide to believe in yourself and decide to follow through with your belief until the very end. You will be surprised by the results.