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The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
-- William Lloyd Garrison


Monday, October 21, 1996


Your beliefs have the the power to create or to destroy your life. Whatever you believe, is what you will become. If you believe that you’re a loser, that you never get a break, that you can’t accomplish anything, these things will be your reality. Believe that you are unlimited, that you can do anything you commit to doing, and when you do, your accomplishments will know no bounds.

You control your beliefs, and that is how you ultimately control of your life. This is a very important point. You control your beliefs. You believe what you choose to believe.

So how do you develop beliefs that will empower you?

Many of our beliefs come from our environment, the world we live in on a daily basis. If your environment is limiting your beliefs, then work on changing it. If you’re constantly around people who are negative and limiting, find other people to hang out with. Get around positive, successful people. If your living space is constantly messy and depressing, clean it up. Put on a fresh coat of paint. Vacuum the carpet. Clean off your desk. Wash the windows and let the sun shine in.

Beliefs also come from past experiences. That is why it is so important to experience success on a regular basis. Set small, achievable goals, and then reach them. “I will finish this project by early afternoon.” “I will make 6 cold calls on the phone in the next hour.” “I will exercise for 20 minutes tonight.” When you start to experience success, then you start to believe in success, and that leads to more and bigger successes.

Beliefs come from knowledge. The more you learn, the more things you’ll know to be possible. Always take advantage of opportunities to learn something new. It will bring new possibilities into your beliefs and your life.

Most importantly, you can develop new beliefs by setting and visualizing goals for your own life. Define your goals clearly and with precision. Then, in your mind, see yourself achieving them in all of their sensory detail. Mentally live the experience, see the sights, hear the sounds, smell the aroma, feel the feelings. Your nurtured beliefs will lead you to their reality.

— Ralph Marston

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