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It is a bit hard to believe that one word could change your life. One word, a combination of a few alphabets, could help you achieve your goals. Believe it or not but it is proven and that word is ‘believe’. Now take another look at the starting lines or the title, to begin with. If you had not believed it, would you be reading these lines?
When Imran Khan was only 18, he watched Dennis Lillie bowling in England. He decided then that he would become a fast bowler. But the coaches did not agree, everyone said, ‘You have not the physique, you have to change your bowling action and if you do that you will lose your natural gift’
But Imran believed in himself. He changed his bowling action completely and a few years later Imran’s name was with Lillie in the list of fastest bowlers alive. Imran says that whatever your mind tells, your body shall have to oblige. It is the mind that counts.
There is an ancient philosophy called Solipsism, “As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind”.
Let us look at this simply. If your mind tells you that you do not possess a hand, you will not feel it at all. That is exactly what happens with the patients with Schizophrenia or Multiple Personality Disorder. Their minds create an illusion which becomes the only reality for them. But guess what, if your mind can hack you so can you hack it. The secret is to believe.
Remind your mind that you believe. Stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself that you believe. When you go to your bed tell yourself that you believe. Note that it is important you say those words aloud. Aloud enough to be heard by your own ears. When your mind begins to realize that you believe, your goals become easier, failures become successes and you become the man you always wanted to be.
Do not make your dreams smaller. Think big, believe big and achieve big. Nothing is impossible as long as you believe in yourself. Anyways if you do not believe in yourself who else will? Father of one of the greatest singers to live, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, told him to quit singing as he did not have a good voice. But Nusrat believed in himself and proved his father wrong.
So tonight when you lie in your bed. Ask yourself, “Do I believe in myself?”