“To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all, but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.”Abraham Lincoln
We all have tremendous believing power, the question is, what are we believing in? Are we believing in our conditions, our circumstances, our limitations? The things we can see? Are we believing that we cannot have and do and be what we would love? Or are we believing in the unseen possibility, believing in the power of our vision, and the power within us that is greater than any circumstance, situation or condition?
As Eleanor Roosevelt says: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” It takes great courage to overcome our fears, to believe in the beauty of our dreams, to believe in the unseen. In the bible it says “it is done unto you as you believe” and if you “pray believing, you shall receive.” Emerson and Thoreau called this transcendent thinking, or thinking and believing beyond circumstances – beyond what we can see. They contrasted this with “common hour thinking” – which is what most people do – they believe only in the things they can see.
In his book “The Science of Getting Rich” Wallace Wattles said that it was the hardest thing in the world to think beyond appearances. But, if we can think beyond our current circumstances, and create a crystal clear vision of the life, the business, the relationships, the health, the freedom, the career, we would love, we can spend time vividly imagining this vision as if it is already happening, and in so doing we can build a belief that this vision. And once we fully believe in this vision, it must be ours.
This is what the great creators and achievers have always done: Edison and Ford and the Wright Brothers and Einstein and JFK putting a man on the moon and Steve Jobs putting a thousand songs in our pocket. And this power, the power of belief, is available for you as well. As Steve Jobs said: “the people who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who do”.
How about you?