Discover the “HOW” of, “If you believe anything is possible”

We really are in for an exiting journey over the next few weeks, I’ve started a training series on the “Master’s Way”, we are already in the third session but this is the first time I’ve decided to “blog” about it.

So fasten your seatbelt, hold on to your hat, the train is about to leave the station 🙂

We’ll jump in to the core and start teaching on the concept, “If you believe anything is possible”, and this post promises to show you the “HOW” behind that Believing the way the Master did.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, if you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

Before we delve into today’s teaching we have to make a firm decision. I am going to Start a New Chapter in my Life, the chapter will be: (The God-like Me) There will come a time in your life where you make a “firm” decision, “this is it”, when you want to wipe the slate clean, to turn a new leaf, to start a new chapter in your life (The God-Like Me). The reasons will vary but it will probably (for the majority of people) come as a result of being at a low point in your life.

You’ve realized that you finally hit rock bottom and that they only way is UP now.

You’re ready to start again. So how do you do it?

How do you start that new chapter in your life?

Is there a “formal” way?

There actually is and chances are, you’ve gone through it.

Whenever someone marks significant change in their life, when they head in a new direction in life, they go through these 3 stages (broadly speaking).

Stage 1: The Cutting Off Stage
Stage 2: The Training Stage
Stage 3: The Acknowledgement Stage

Not very technical terms but terms that embody each step of the journey nonetheless.

Don’t think FOR A SECOND that you alone have problems.

EVERYBODY HAS PROBLEMS.

EVERYBODY.

Even the people who look like they don’t have any.

Especially the people that look like they don’t have any.

The most important thing to remember is:

What are you going to DO about it?

Society thrives on conformity and discourages individuality.

Society is structured so that we are constantly caught in between our dream and our day and I think E.E. Cummings said it best with this quote: “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings

Most people know what they could’ve done with their lives – the books they could’ve wrote, the songs they could’ve sung, the art they could’ve created, the lives they could’ve changed, but society has unknowingly tied their hands in favor of keeping every one in line with the system, denying them their chance to express their gifts to the world.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

How to Believe You Can Do Anything

It’s not enough to just say “Oh, just believe and it will happen.” I hate with a passion of a thousand suns, advice that’s just given to us without any proper procedures or guidelines to follow on how to implement it.

Furthermore, I think the reason why such people have a hard time believing is because we’ve never done it.

What I mean by that is we never really formed our own beliefs.

Trace back all your beliefs on religion, politics, money, people, society, and the world in general. You’ll find that the root of the majority of your beliefs came from outside of you, whether it was through your parents, friends, or media.

“Don’t talk to strangers. They’re bad.”

It’s time to take charge of our own beliefs.

In order to find out how to believe, let us examine the process in which some of the most powerful beliefs in human beings were created.

If we can analyze the procedure in which these beliefs were formed and apply that procedure to create our own beliefs, we will be able to achieve anything we want.

The next question is:

How did these beliefs form?

Let’s do this.

Step 1: You must state a specific belief FIRST in order to believe it.

STATE a SPECIFIC belief.

It does not matter if you don’t believe it at first.

Step 2: HAMMER that belief into yourself CONTINUOUSLY. Beliefs are NOT formed overnight. 

YOU created your OWN BELIEF and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to HAMMER it into YOURSELF. 

How do we do that?

1. Write your belief down everyday.
2. Put it everywhere you see.
3. Visualize your belief already achieved everyday.

Reality lives alone in the brain. 

Step 3: Continually associate with those who share your beliefs

Step 4: Confirm Your Belief in Your Environment 

Step 5: Take Action to Reinforce the Belief 

Since you’ve already set up a very strong foundation of belief, you will find it easy to take action. 

The reason why most people fail in the attainment of their high set goals is because they try to take action FIRST, without taking the time to really set the foundation of FIRST believing that they can. 

Step 6: Acknowledge Your Own Progress to Further Reinforce Your Belief 

Step 7: Loop steps 2-6. 

Believing is analogous to starting a roaring fire. If you’ve ever tried to start a fire, you know it’s not as easy as taking a lighter and putting the flame on a big log.

Let’s use an example of a common disempowering belief that a lot of people have.

Bad things always happen to me. I can never catch a break. 

Ok, let’s take it through the 7 steps.

1. They’ve sure STATED a SPECIFC belief.
2. They’ve hammered it in all right. They tell it to themselves on a daily basis and they tell their friends and family too, which hammers it in even more.
3. They hang out with other people who believe the same thing. Misery loves company. Birds of a feather flock together.
4. They point to all the bad things in their life to further reinforce their belief. They point at the flat tire they got that day on their way to work or the promotion they didn’t get and conclude that bad things always happen to them.
5. They naturally take action to reinforce their own belief. This is commonly known as self sabotage.
6. They acknowledge all the bad things that are happening to them and use it to further reinforce their own behavior. This is also known as “always looking on the negative side of things.”
7. They repeat steps 2-7, get stuck in a vicious cycle without ever realizing it, and live a life that just plain sucks.

How can they get rid of this disempowering belief?

By creating a NEW one and taking it through the 7 steps. 

Step 1: You must state a specific belief FIRST in order to believe it.
Step 2: HAMMER that belief into yourself CONTINUOUSLY. Beliefs are NOT formed overnight.
Step 3: Continually associate with those who share your beliefs.
Step 4: Confirm your belief in your environment
Step 5: Take action to reinforce the belief
Step 6: Acknowledge your own progress to further reinforce your belief
Step 7: Loop steps 2-6.

However, you must realize though that this will not happen overnight
Establish your own personal “Rocky” baseline. 

The dialogue here between himself and his wife is so powerful that I cannot do it justice simply by paraphrasing it so I’m going to type it verbatim.

“I can’t do it.” (Rocky)
“What?” (Adrian – Rocky’s wife)
“I can’t beat him.”
“Apollo?”
“Yeah.”
“I’ve been out there walking around, thinking, I mean who am I kidding, I ain’t even in the guy’s league.”
“What are you going to do?”
“I don’t know.”
“You worked so hard.”
“Yeah, it don’t matter cuz I was nobody before.”
“Don’t say that.”
“Aw c’mon Adrian. It’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either you know? Cuz I was thinking, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head either. Cuz all I want to do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see and that bell rings and I’m still standing, I’m going to know for the first time in my life you see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.”

And of course he did go the distance with Creed. All 15 rounds.

And even though it was just a fictional movie, Sylvester Stallone based it on a match he saw with an underdog fighter going the distance with the great Muhammad Ali and even knocking him down once in the process. He was so inspired by the match that he went home and wrote the entire script of Rocky in a matter of hours.

I distinctly remember over the last twenty five years how I encouraged every one I worked with to go for their dreams. There was this innate drive in me to do so, especially when others would try to put them down for it. Perhaps it was because I needed to believe in them, so I could believe in me. I needed to believe that others could do achieve their dreams so that I could do it, so that I could escape the lifestyle in which I grew up.

Let me share a quote with you that mirrored my thoughts when I started this adventure.

“I had this passion – this dedication to be something – to do something with my writing. I’m very proud to flip back to my blue and white annual, when I graduated from L.A High School in summer 1938, when I was seventeen years old. They asked me how I was going to predict my future. And underneath my picture, I had them put “Headed for Literary Distinction” How in the hell did I know that? How in the hell did I know that – because I was nowhere. I was nowhere at all. And the last night at school I went up on top of the school – it was sunset, and I was playing a part in a play – and I cried. Because I knew it was going to be years before anything happened to me. But I had to make it happen. I had to make it happen. I had to believe in my passion. So that’s the way it finally turned out.”  — Ray Bradbury’s.

And I think every one of us struggles with these kinds of questions behind closed doors:

How can I know if I can do it? What if it doesn’t work out? Do I really have what it takes?

We battle fears, worries, doubts, insecurities with ourselves on a daily basis and go out to the world wearing a mask on our face, pretending everything is all right, wondering if everyone else is thinking the same thing which they very well are – only that they’re wearing a mask too so it’s hard for you to tell.

When you start succeeding, you’re going to encounter some negativity. Don’t be put off by it. It’s human nature. People will project their envy into hate. Pay no attention to them. It’s natural for others to begin to despise you because they see in you what they know they could’ve done too. But on the flip side, others will be positively inspired by you as well.

When you first tell people what you really want to do, they’ll say you’re crazy. When you actually accomplish it, they’ll say you’re lucky. When you start making money with it, they’ll say you’re greedy.

Whatever you do to advance will undoubtedly be met by hostility by some of those around you.

Don’t be limited by their negativity and ignorance.

I know this was a long read, but I’m quite sure it was worth your while. I would love to hear your feedback on this one.