Faith; Climb The Staircase That You Can’t See. There’s a saying that goes, “Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.” This is very true and when you’re trying to build a business, facing problems, hiccups, disappointments and other ‘turbulence’ are unavoidable. Most people quit and run the other way once things seem to not be working out. They lose hope and throw in the towel. They do not believe success is within their reach and they assume that it’s not possible.
Because they’ve lost faith. There is no other explanation for this. A loss of faith in one’s self is the number one reason most people quit on themselves. The promise isn’t clear to them so they’re not willing to pay the price. However, the people who are single-minded and cannot see anything but themselves reaching their goal will often weather the storms and obstacles to get to where they want to go and they almost always reach their goals. Faith is of paramount importance. It means taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
The 4 tips listed below will help you shore up your faith when doubts come knocking on your door:
Visualize your success
Some people call it the law of attraction. Others call it ‘The Secret’. Whatever you want to call it… what matters is that you do it. Close your eyes and see yourself reaching your goals and attaining your heartfelt desires. Believe that you’ll get them and live with an attitude that your success is just around the corner. This will keep you feeling upbeat and the constant repetition will give you focus and make you remember why you’re doing what you do.
Prayer is powerful
While this may not apply to atheists, if you do believe in God, there is immeasurable power in prayer. You will be placing your faith and hopes in a higher power and this will lift some of the burdens weighing on you. It doesn’t matter what religion you follow. It’s the action of having hope and faith that your God will help you which is what truly matters.
Read autobiographies of successful people
It’s an excellent idea to read the autobiographies of successful people. You’ll be able to see how many failures they encountered and how they kept going. You’ll be able to identify with them and realize that the path to success is not a smooth one. If they could achieve success, so can you.
This will bolster your faith in yourself and your faith will be bigger than your fears of failure.
Motivate yourself regularly
The famous motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar once said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”He’s right. It’s easy to lose motivation and faith over time. Once the initial excitement of starting on a new goal starts to get dull, most people quit. By constantly motivating yourself, you’ll keep going.
Read books or listen to motivational speakers. While some people will scoff and say that it’s all ‘feel good’ stuff… just know that it will you if you give it a chance. Building a successful business is not easy. If it was, everybody will do it. So, have faith in yourself and know that if you stay the course, success is inevitable. To succeed, you must first believe that you can and then you will.