What’s one thing that only you determine, that you can be silent about your entire life, or shout to the whole world, that can enable you to build the unfathomable or be your best kept secret…..? What’s the one thing in this world, that has the power to define your actions in life or the power of silence only to be taken to your grave?
I had this moment last night where I asked myself what is it about the power of believing that makes such a difference in one’s life whether its believing in a value, or in a theory, or in an ability? I realized that belief….well, belief changes everything. But there’s one caveat: Belief only has this power if we let it.
Belief can be silent. Belief can be loud. Belief can be held close to your heart or belief can be acted out. Belief can be art. Belief can be writing. Belief can be a whisper and belief can be hidden. Belief, has many forms but it will always be doing one of two things. Belief will either be an acted out expression of who you are, or it will be a secret of what you are.
Whether or not we want it to, our beliefs define us. Think about it….
When the Wright brothers began to build the first plane, they acted from a belief that they could fly. When Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic Ocean she did so because she believed that she could be the first female aviator to do so. When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a Dream” speech, he had a belief that people could be better.
What do all these people have in common? They let belief fuel action. Belief is only as powerful as we let it be. It can have such little power that it can sit inside our hearts our whole life, only to die a silent passion. Or, it can have such massive power that it can stir our hearts to act, and start movements that change the world forever.
Your belief is the most impactful intangible tool you are given in life, but only you have the ability to determine its power. The question is will you give it the ability to make the world better and to leave a legacy of massive impact? Or will you stay silent and let belief hide?
You see belief changes everything, but only if you let it.
So where’s your belief? Can it be seen in your actions? Is it motivating you to change the world around you for the better? Or would those around you be surprised by what you believe if you told them? We have our whole lives to leave a massive impact but it all starts by recognizing the power we have…that power is fueled by your belief.
Choose what you believe wisely because it can change everything if you have the strength to stand in it.
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