December 6, 2007

The Power of Belief

Yesterday I outlined the common themes of content marketing. I'm going to explore each concept more over the next few posts.

Believe in yourself!

"Your greatest asset is you." (from: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: Power Thoughts, by Robert Schuller). You are the driving force. You control how you are going to live. You have the power of choice. You can make it happen.

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? How did that day start? Did you crawl out of bed stub your toe, trip over the dog, and knock over the bedside table? Did you spill coffee on your shirt and have to re-vamp your outfit? Did you say to yourself, "off to a bad start today...this day is going to suck" and find that your day didn't get any better?

What you say or think to yourself, about yourself or your situation, plants a seed. What happens when you plant a seed? You fill a pot with soil, bury the seed in the dirt, water and tend to it until you get your reward--the plant. When you think negative thoughts, you plant negative seeds in your subconscious. Your subconscious takes those thoughts and internally develops a course of action to make you have a day that sucks.

If your day starts poorly, turn it around! Think positively.

Say to yourself, with a smile on your face: "I believe...
  • this is going to be a beautiful day."
  • good things are going to happen today."
  • I am going to get that promotion, finish my project, get that contract, (or whatever you want)."

Let's dive into belief a little further. What do you want your reward to be? Write it down and make it happen. Follow the guidelines I laid out in "Personal Goal Planning-Steps to Making Your Goals a Reality." Believe in your goal, nurture it, and make it grow.

Some more quotes from Power Thoughts:

  • You will never win if you never begin.
  • Success without conflict is unrealistic.
  • Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities.

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