What Can You Really Do?

I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. – Mike Ditka

Let’s get real.

Let’s put aside fantasies about what we think we want.

Let’s put aside marketing-fueled thoughts of how you might feel if you bought such-and-such thing or traveled to some far-off place, or whatever is being sold to you through media and popular culture.

Let’s talk about what you really want.

When you take a minute or two to sit quietly, calm your mind and imagine what you’d like to create in your life.

The only thing between you and those things is BELIEF.

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When you put aside distracting fantasies, and focus on what you truly want – the things that both make you smile and/or little nervous and excited when you think the hard work needed for their creation – the only thing stopping you from making those thing real is BELIEF.

When you believe you can do something – really, truly, deeply believe – a switch gets flipped in a hidden part of your brain (the part that is, by the way, attached to your soul) and you (i.e. that hidden part of your brain) orient yourself towards making that real.

But you must have faith:

Faith in that you can do the hard work.

Faith that currently unavailable resources will appear when needed.

Faith that the help you need will come along.

Faith that you’re capable and deserving.

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In a way, believing that you can is almost like actually achieving the thing itself.

Once you’ve done “that” all’s that left to do is A, B, C, D, . . . .

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