The Magic of Believing

Believe You Can Succeed And You Will

Success means many wonderful, positive things. Success means personal prosperity: a fine home, vacations, travel, new things, financial security, giving your children maximum advantages.

Success means winning admiration, leadership, being looked up to by people in your business and social life. Success means freedom: freedom from worries, fears, frustrations, and failure. Success means self-respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, being able to do more for those who depend on you. Success means winning.

Success—achievement—is the goal of life! Every human being wants success. Everybody wants the best this life can deliver. Nobody enjoys crawling, living in mediocrity. No one likes feeling second-class and feeling forced to go that way. Some of the most practical success-building wisdom is found in that biblical quotation stating that faith can move mountains.

Believe, really believe, you can move a mountain, and you can. Not many people believe that they can move mountains. So, as a result, not many people do. On some occasion you’ve probably heard someone say something like “It’s nonsense to think you can make a mountain move away just by saying ‘Mountain, move away.’ It’s simply impossible.” BELIEVE in YOURSELF by Joseph MURPHY

People who think this way have belief confused with wishful thinking. And true enough, you can’t wish away a mountain. You can’t wish yourself into an executive suite. Nor can you wish yourself into a five-bedroom, three-bath house or the high-income brackets. You can’t wish yourself into a position of leadership. But you can move a mountain with belief. You can win success by believing you can succeed. There is nothing magical or mystical about the power of belief. Believe You Can Succeed And You Will

Are You Your Biggest Cheerleader — or Your Biggest Critic?

We can be our biggest cheerleaders — or our biggest critics. And the difference between the two options matters. Believing in yourself is crucial to succeeding. 

Self-efficacy, or your ability to believe in yourself, can improve your success in goal setting. Studies have looked at how higher self-efficacy indicates success in areas like academic performance or quitting smoking. If You Can Believe, you really can achieve.

It helps to adopt a growth mindset and cultivate the ability to accept and learn from your mistakes. Developing these characteristics can take patience and time. 

If you can believe, oh the wonders you will see. “All things are possible to him that believeth” (Mk. 9:23 KJV). This is a tremendous promise with far-reaching implications. However, what does it mean to believe? Faith is not a constant. It means different things to different people.

Certainly it is a fundamental mind power that is basic to the realization of prosperity. But we need to get a clear awareness of the faith process and how to set it to work for us. When Jesus said “to him that believeth,” it is normally presumed that he meant to one who believes in God.

The religion of many persons consists simply in a profession of “I believe in God,” though they rarely bother to ask themselves what they mean by God. The whole Universe of innate substance is centered in you.

There is nothing you can do to add to that or take away from it. And this centering, as far as God is concerned, is the same in all persons. That leads to the inescapable thought-shocking conclusion that the Universe was no more centered in Jesus than it is in you. Of course, that doesn’t explain the quite obvious difference. Jesus in his disciplined consciousness was centered in the Source, while we are usually centered in various levels of limitation.

However, Jesus clearly said that you can do all that he did if you can believe, if you can center yourself in the creative flow, as he was always so centered. This suggests an excellent definition for the word faith, consciousness centered in the universal Source.

Religious teachings and teachers have conditioned us to think of faith as a magic catalyst that makes God work for us. In no way does faith make God work nor does it release some kind of miracle power. Faith simply tunes into and turns on the divine flow that has always been present. If You Can Only Believe.

The Magic of Believing

The Benefits of Believing in Yourself

1. If you don’t, who else will?

Maybe you have a system of people who love and support you, and that’s great. But at the end of the day, only you can act on the opportunities in your life. At some point in your life, you’ll have to take a leap of faith. You’ll have to trust in your ability to survive it.

2. You’ll fail more gracefully

Look, it happens to all of us. Even the most successful people know what failure feels like. But they know that, as long as they learn something, they’ll continue to grow. You can be like that, too — you just have to trust yourself.

3. Being follows doing (sometimes you have to act positive to get positive) 

If you don’t believe you’re worthy, neither will other people. You have to suspend your disbelief and take the leap to act like you believe in yourself, first. You’ll see yourself through new eyes and so will other people.

Negativity begets negativity. That’s why you should flip the script. When you show more positivity, you’ll attract more positive people in your life.

4. You’ll inspire yourself to keep going

You’ll encounter all sorts of obstacles in life. You’ll feel tired, wary, and want to quit. But if you believe in yourself, you’ll look back on all your previous successes and remember that better is possible.

5. You’ll start reaching your goals

How can you reach your goals if you don’t even think you can? Your successes shouldn’t be a surprise, they should be a validation of your belief in yourself. Believing in yourself helps you focus and increases productivity. Positive thinking is infectious, and it’ll spread to others, inspiring them to believe in themselves. 

The magic happens when you have a belief in self. Of course, it isn’t magic — it’s your potential. And shifting into a more positive growth mindset isn’t a process you have to handle alone: MKS Master Key System coaches are here for precisely this reason. You matter, and we want to help you realize more of your potential. 

3 Common Roadblocks

Three common roadblocks people face regarding self-belief are: 

1. Comparison

Perception is everything. Seeing someone else thriving doesn’t mean you aren’t. 

Remember, what you see on social media is what people let you see, and they don’t tend to advertise their struggles. It’s like that old saying: Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outside. 

Plus, there’s room for both you and your peers to thrive. Feel proud of friends and colleagues that are doing well, without succumbing to envy.

2. The past

There’s some truth to the phrase, “The past can haunt you.” It’s hard to shake off a rough childhood or an unhealthy relationship. Self-reflection is good, but not at the expense of your mental health. Talking to a mental health professional is a great way to work through your past struggles and stop them from affecting your present.

3. Current relationships

Do you have that one friend that’s always putting you down? Maybe it’s a parent or a colleague that you dread seeing because they make you feel small. Human beings are social creatures by nature, but a lack of approval can be detrimental to your self-confidence.

Overcome Roadblocks 

Remember, roadblocks aren’t permanent obstacles — there’s always a way past them. Try these strategies:

Think positively: Your thoughts make up a large part of who you are and what you do. Believing in yourself and your abilities to tackle any hurdle is an essential step to beating whatever you’re up against.

Visualize where you want to be: This will keep you motivated, even when things look bleak and self-doubt sets in. While you can’t change the past, you can make a better future. Whatever you want to do is possible. 

Take action: Thinking and “talking the talk” are important but eventually, you must “walk the walk.” You’ll feel better about yourself and your skills as you make progress and see the rewards that arise from the work you’re putting in to make a change. 

7 Strategies that Will Help You Believe in Yourself

Don’t let the obstacles discourage you. Below are seven ways to make a change and feel better about yourself:

1. Create healthy routines

Living well is critical to loving yourself. Feeding your body with healthy food and drink, exercising, sleeping, and taking breaks amidst your work schedule are all important. Your anxiety will decrease, and you can tackle each day with more strength. Self-love is all about maintaining a balance and doing all you can to set yourself up for success. 

2. Surround yourself with good people

Public speaker and self-help guru Tony Robbins says, “Proximity is power.” There’s truth in that. The people you spend time with have an impact on your mindset and your motivation. Seek out people who inspire you to be your best self and the ones who help you get there.

Encouraging individuals will keep you going when things get hard, and they’ll challenge you, too.  

Be on the lookout for people with these toxic personality traits. If you find yourself drained, negative, and full of self-doubt around certain people, spend less time with them. Cut them out of your life. If that’s not possible, do your best to limit time spent together. 

3. Feed your mind

There’s some truth to the law of attraction, too — the type of energy you give off comes back to you, positive and negative. While it might not really be a natural law, it’s true that your mindset affects how you interact with the world and how other people interact with you.

What you fill your mind with influences how you see yourself and the world around you. 

Seek out inspiring and uplifting media, from books to movies to social media accounts. Frequent exposure to uplifting and supportive material will slowly condition your brain to think differently. Limit your time with overly pessimistic or cynical perspectives. While it’s important to be realistic and embrace the ups and downs of life, cynicism erodes your belief in others, destroys your motivation, and takes away your hope for the future. It doesn’t help how you feel about yourself, either. 

4. Don’t let your fear stop you

Self-doubt is normal. You can’t let that hold you back. Speak up. Set goals.  Learning something new or overcoming a hurdle releases dopamine in your brain, and you’ll physically feel better with each step you take. Instead of feeling frustrated or small when errors occur, remember that you can learn from mistakes. That is, setbacks are also a potential source of growth. 

5. Draw on your inner strength 

Sometimes pushing through is all you can do. Just because you fail at a task doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Dig deep for grit, and keep going even in challenging moments. 

6. Acknowledge your victories

Celebrate the little things and the big accomplishments. Celebrate your passions. Instead of being self-critical, opt to practice self-compassion. 

7. Work on your strengths and techniques

When you’re feeling down in the dumps, it’s common to focus on your weaknesses. Instead, work to identify your strengths and apply techniques. It can help to ask others for feedback. Then,  focus on honing those skills — it’ll help you feel more capable. The Science Of Belief – Claude M. BristolThe Art Of Mental Picturing – Claude M. Bristol

How To Use The Mirror Technique – Claude M. Bristol — How To Project Your Thoughts – Claude M.Bristol

Five Ways to the Magic of Believing in You

[1]: The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol

“One of the greatest inspirational and motivational books ever written.” — Norman Vincent Peale

Claude Bristol was a hard-headed journalist for several years, including stints as a police reporter and as church editor of a large city newspaper. He met people from every denomination and sect, and later read hundreds of books on psychology, religion, science, metaphysics and ancient magic. Gradually, Bristol began to see the ‘golden thread’ which runs through all religions and esoteric teachings: that belief itself has amazing powers.

Having spent years thinking about the power of thought, he had assumed others knew something about it too. He was wrong. Strangely, he found that most people go through life without realizing the effect that strong belief can have on reaching their goals – they leave their desires vague and so they get vague outcomes.

When Bristol was a soldier in World War One, there was a period in which he had no pay and couldn’t even afford cigarettes. He made up his mind that when he got back to civilian life “he would have a lot of money”. In his mind this was a decision, not a wish.

Barely a day had passed after his arrival back home when he was contacted by a banker who had seen a story on him in the local newspaper. He was offered a job, and though he started on a small salary, he constantly kept before him ‘a mental picture of wealth’. In quiet moments or while on the telephone, he doodled ‘$$$’ signs on bits of paper that crossed his desk. This definiteness of belief, he suggests, more than anything else paved the way for a highly successful career in investment banking and business.

Bristol had learned the truth of philosopher William James’ statement that “Belief creates its verification in fact”. Just as fearful thoughts set you up to experience the situation you can’t stop thinking about (the Biblical Job said: ‘What I feared most had come upon me’), optimistic thoughts and expecting the best inevitably form favorable circumstances.

Belief and Destiny

Napoleon was given a star sapphire when he was a boy, accompanied by the prophecy that it would bring him good fortune and make him Emperor of France. Napoleon accepted this as fact, and therefore to him at least, his rise was inevitable.

Bristol tells the intriguing story of Opal Whiteley, the daughter of an Oregon logger, who believed herself to be the daughter of Henri d’Orleans, a Bourbon with a claim to be King of France. There was a diary purportedly written by her describing her royal parents, although most believed it to be a hoax.

Nevertheless, when Opal was in her twenties she was spotted in India, being pulled along regally in a carriage belonging to the Maharaja of Udaipur; it turned out she was living in the royal household. An Oregon newspaper man who had known Opal in her childhood remarked: “It was uncanny, almost supernatural, the manner in which circumstances suited themselves to her plans.”

This brings us to the book’s strongest message: that virtually anything can be yours, and you can be anything, if you are able to develop a ‘knowing’ about it that you don’t ever need to question. Of Napoleon and Alexander the Great, Bristol says, “They became supermen because they had supernormal beliefs”. Your belief about yourself and your place in the world is arguably the major determinant of success.

The Subconscious Servant

If you can understand the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious minds, Bristol says, you will get to the core of belief power. The subconscious constantly works to express our deepest beliefs and desires. It is a faithful servant which renews, guides and inspires, but to get the most from it requires greater respect for and faith in what it can do.

Because the subconscious operates in terms of imagery, it is vital that we feed it mental pictures of what we desire. It can then go to work in ‘living up to’ the image placed before it, by giving us intuitions about what to do, where to go, who to meet.

Somehow, the subconscious is connected to all other minds, and through the law of radiation and attraction it can attract events and people to you that will assist in making your dreams reality. However, it will only find ways to make the image real if that image is clear and convincing – hence the importance of the mental pictures of success you feed it. The force of belief cannot really work in our favor until the belief becomes literally part of us, settled in the subconscious mind as a fact.

Projecting Thought and Belief

Bristol notes that all the great electrical scientists – Edison, Steinmetz, Tesla, Marconi – were interested in telepathy. It was not ridiculous to them that thoughts could move through the air, that thoughts alone could affect things if, like a good radio signal, they were strong and clear.

Bristol borrows from New Thought principles to suggest that there is intelligence in everything that exists in the universe and that we are all linked up by a kind of universal mind; Jung had a similar idea with his ‘collective unconscious’. The force of your belief represents a transmitter to the universe that enters the minds of other people and even inanimate objects.

The more powerful your ‘broadcast’, the more likely that the world will pick it up and react accordingly. It was not impossible, said the astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington, that the physical laws of the universe could be made subject to human thought, and modern quantum physics does not rule it out either.

Bristol’s explanation is that a person with a strong belief will exist at a certain vibration that seeks its like in the form of matter. Thus the startling conclusion: you do not achieve deep felt goals by action alone, but are helped along depending on the quality and intensity of the belief that they will be achieved.

The Power of Suggestion

Charms, talismans, good-luck pieces of any kind, alone do not bring good fortune, Bristol says, it is the belief in their efficacy that is powerful. Why do people chant, repeat affirmations, bang drums or count beads? Repetition is another way to implant a suggestion into our minds, the ‘white magic’ which enables us to turn a wish into an expectation.

By ritualizing it, by giving it structure, the idea changes from being a mere wish to being imminent reality. We give thanks for what is or is about to be. The ‘terrific force of thought repetition’, Bristol says, first overcomes reason by acting on our emotions and then penetrates into the subconscious where it is only a matter of time before the thought is enacted. This, of course, is the principle behind successful advertising and propaganda.

Bristol includes a warning about misuse of the mental technology associated with strong belief and suggestion: it is a power to be used constructively, not to achieve dominance. His book is dedicated to ‘independent thinkers of all times’ who wish to use belief for creative, life-affirming ends. He talks much of the power of belief to physically heal, for instance.

The Magic of Believing is rambling and its references are dated; you may find yourself saying ‘get to the point’. Some readers will also be turned off by the unscientific nature of the book, yet the strange thing about it is that it can reveal more to you on second, third or fourth readings.

Bristol knew, after all, that ancient esoteric writings were often purposely opaque to shield their secrets from the uninitiated or those who might abuse them. You may not love reading this book, but just having it around could serve as a valuable reminder of the power of belief.

It may also be difficult to stomach some of this ‘mind stuff’ as the author calls it. He himself was skeptical, but then realized that we all summon the magic of believing when we desperately want something to come into being. The show pianist Liberace was said to have turned his life around after reading The Magic of Believing.

In a chapter on ‘Women and the science of belief’, Bristol evokes the names of Marie Curie, Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science), Florence Nightingale, Harriet Beecher Stow (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) and actress Angela Lansbury as examples of people who drew upon the power of believing to achieve great things. Lansbury told an interviewer, “[W]hen you’ve learned how to draw on your subconscious powers, there’s really no limit to what you can accomplish”. The mental powers of these women were tremendous, yet we can develop their same ‘belief intelligence’ for our own lives.

[2]: TNT: IT Rocks The Earth By Claude Bristol

One of the most powerful books ever published about the power of belief in achieving massive success was written by Claude Bristol. Legendary celebrities like Liberace and Phyllis Diller attribute their success to reading the book. “I didn’t get my start until I was 37. It was very, very difficult for me. I had a frequently unemployed husband and a house full of kids.

My first advice to anyone is to read The Magic of Believing. It changed my life. Read it and absorb the ideas that he puts forth in the book. You won’t even think of your age or the obstacles in your way; you’ll think of your dream, and how to keep focused on your dream.” – Phyllis Diller That life-changing book started with the book you’re about to read: T.N.T.—It Rocks the Earth. As Claude Bristol’s business associate wrote: “In T.N.T.—It Rocks the Earth, you are told exactly how to acquire a wonderful secret, that Power, or whatever you wish to call it, which, when accepted and developed through a process of right thinking, creates a philosophy of life which sweeps away all obstacles and brings that which every human desires: success, happiness and contentment.

Do exactly as he says, put his plan into operation—and I also promise you that almost over night you will be transformed and the things for which you have wished all your life will be yours. Your fears, trials and tribulations will fade into the mists. The door of yesterday will be closed forever. A grand and glorious feeling will engulf you and you will smile, and when you do, the world will smile with you. I know it. I believe it and it is so.“ – Frank W. Camp This 1932 hard-to-find classic will rock YOUR life!

[3]: Claude Bristol – Mind Stuff Experiments

In order to get a clearer understanding of our subject, you should give some thought to thought itself and to its phenomena. No one knows what thought really is, other than some sort of mental action. But like the unknown element of electricity, we see its manifestations everywhere.

We see it in the actions and expressions of a child, in an aged person, in animals, and to varying degrees in every living thing. The more we contemplate and study thought, the more we realize what a terrific force it is and how unlimited its powers are. Glance around as you read this. If you are in a furnished room, your eyes tell you that you are looking at a number of inanimate objects. That is true so far as visual perception is concerned, but you are actually looking at thoughts or ideas which have come into materialization through the creative work of some human being.

It was a thought, first, that created the furniture, fashioned the window glass, gave form to the draperies and coverings. The automobile, the skyscraper, the great planes that sweep the stratosphere, the sewing machine, the tiny pin, a thousand and one things – yes, millions of objects – where did they come from originally? Only from one source: From that strange force – thought.

As we analyze further, we realize that these achievements, and in fact all of our possessions – a thousand and one things – came as a result of creative thinking. Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that the ancestor of every action is thought; when you understand that, you begin to comprehend that our world is governed by thought, and that everything external had its counterpart originally within the mind. It is just as Buddha said many centuries ago: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Your very life is your thinking – and the result of your thinking processes. Your flesh, bones, and muscles can be reduced to 70 percent water and a few chemicals of small value, but it is your mind and what you think that makes you what you are. The secret of success lies not outside, but within the thoughts of man.

Figuratively, thought makes giants out of pigmies, and often turns giants into pigmies. History is filled with accounts of how thought made weak men strong and strong men weak, and you see evidence of its working around you constantly. You do not eat, wear clothes, run for a bus, drive your car, turn on the television, or read a newspaper – you don’t even raise your arm – without a preceding thought-impulse.

While you may consider the motions you make as more or less automatic, perhaps caused by some physical reflexes, behind every single step you take in life, regardless of its direction, is that formidable and powerful force – thought. The very way you walk, the way you carry yourself, your talk, your manner of dress, all reflect your way of thinking.

A slovenly carriage is an indication of slovenly thinking, whereas an alert, upright carriage is the outward sign of inward strength and confidence. What you exhibit outwardly, you are inwardly. You are the product of your own thoughts.

[4]: How To Properly Plant Your Seeds for Your Wants

Now, the first thing we want to become aware of is we want to be like farmers. We are going to plant seeds, and these seeds that we plant are the seeds that we’re going to reap.

We’re all aware that if we plant a seed of tomatoes, we are not going to get cucumbers–we’re going to get tomatoes. If you plant a watermelon seed, you’re not going to get grapefruit. You’re not going to get radishes. If you want radishes, folks, you’re going to have to plant radish seeds.

When you plant a seed in the earth, you must plant it properly. If you do not plant it properly, you will not have the harvest.

One of the major problems in our country today for the average person is they take the time and the effort to buy all the harvesting equipment, but they do not understand the planting and the cultivating. We want to reap harvest, but we do not want to take the time to plant, and we do not want to take the time to cultivate. Now the planting of the seeds in the earth is basically and absolutely the same process that you use in the mental world.

Simple basic ways you can have anything thing you want. Be anything you want to be.

There’s absolutely no problem to it. These are scientific things that work every time if you will do it in a simple way. The first thing we want to become aware of is we want to be like farmers. We are going to plant seeds, and these seeds that we plant are the seeds that we’re going to reap.

Now the planting of the seeds in the earth is basically and absolutely the same process that you use in the mental world. We are born with a conscious mind and a sub-conscious mind. We are the only animal in the kingdom that have both the conscious and the sub-conscious mind–a mind that can decide anytime in life where we want to go or what we want or what we don’t want. We can decide with this accomplished mind of ours if we want to do a thing or if we don’t want to do a thing.

We can decide if we want to ear or if we don’t want to eat. We can decide if we want a drink, or if we don’t want a drink. We can decide what we want in life in a home, in an automobile, in the clothes we wear, anything that we want in this world–any type of furniture, any type of a home, any type of an anything. We decide at anytime.

Where most people are making mistakes is that they simply set their goals down but do not become specific or take action on specific goals.

What are your goals? Write them down. A fellow says, I want a house, a car, some furniture, I want some money. And this is the way they set their goals. There is nothing more. Nothing specific.

[A]: We recommend you listen to:

BELIEVE in YOURSELF by Joseph MURPHY — HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT| WALLACE D. WATTLESOrison Swett Marden – How To Get What You WantEarl Shoaff How To Get Everything You Want Out Of LifeHow to Have the Best Year Ever! How To Get Anything You Want – Earl Nightingale

[B]: We recommend you: 1. Create a Positive Environment 2. Celebrate Your Small Wins 3. Surround Yourself With Proven Knowledge, Apply It, Take Action and Motivated Yourself and People.

[C]: Consider these Eight Quotes: 1. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney 2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain 3. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

4. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

5. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb “Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove 6. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

7. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.’” – Leah Busque 8. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

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