Thoughts File: Believe

I’ve got some words for today. A particular word that has been on my mind a lot lately. A word that gives me back some confidence when I feel lost and when I start loosing the faith. A word that motivates me, that drives my efforts, that gets me closer to the person I want to be and the life I want to live.

Believe. Because a positive life can only be lived when you choose to believe.

Everything we do in life starts with a dream. We dream about who we want to be, what we want to be, where we want to be….a spark or seed that, as cheesy as it sounds, ignites action, starts a fire. The fire is the sum of our efforts, the challenges and obstacles. How we decide to face them is determined by our drive, and our drive is the result of believing. The stronger we believe in something, the more drive we’ll have to achieve a particular goal or dream. Believing will give us strength, hope, and courage. When we don’t believe, we get lost. We have to believe that we’re able to do something to actually do it. We have to believe that we can be someone, to actually be that person. And lastly, we have to believe that good things can come our way in order to receive them. When we feel stuck or lost, we need to remind ourselves to believe. Because when we believe, we regain that trust, ambition, and courage necessary to keep moving forward. And just as the saying says, where there’s a will, there’s a way. The way can be easy or it can be difficult, but the more we believe that it is possible, the higher the chances that we’ll find the way around it. Don’t let the obstacles stop you. Face them and keep trying. And no matter how crazy your dreams may seem or sound, let the drive of wanting them push you to achieve them. Believing is achieving.

Not believing is limiting ourselves. And while there are things that we can’t control, there are no excuses in finding out the outcome. Aren’t dreams worth chasing? Even if we don’t achieve them, I can guarantee that the journey will make us stronger, braver, and that the experience will be far more interesting than if we just didn’t do anything about it. Don’t wonder. Get your answers. And if a dream wasn’t supposed to come true, knowing that we gave it a shot, our best shot, will leave us feeling better. Don’t spend your life wondering what could have happened. Make that dream happen!