This is the fourth of seven articles in our continuing series on Universal Law. The focus of this article is the Law of Belief.
Law of Belief
The Law of Belief states that whatever you believe with feeling and conviction becomes your reality. It is not until you change your beliefs that you can begin to change your reality and your performance.
Another way to state this law is in the context of having faith. All of the religions of the world talk about ones ability to always keep faith, as being a key to happiness and success. Whether you choose to follow religious dogma or not, the Law of Belief is something which can either help you achieve success or keep you from achieving it depending upon whether you live in accordance with the law.
You have heard the doubters and the naysayers out there who always proclaim, Ill believe it when I see it! In reality, it is the other way around; it is not until you believe it, that you will see it (no matter what it is)!
Self-limiting beliefs are perhaps the most detrimental of all thoughts, since they absolutely will keep you from the success that you may want, but dont believe you can attain. There is an old saying that states,whether you think you can or you cant, your right! This saying is completely congruent with the Law of Belief. Let me explain through the use of the following hypothetical situation:
You are up for a promotion at work. You have worked hard and feel you are ready, but do not believe with conviction that you will get the promotion. Perhaps you feel there are other candidates that are better or more qualified, or that you are indispensable in your current role (now there is a misguided belief!) or it may be some other negative thought pattern. If these are the beliefs that you are holding in your mind, it is almost guaranteed that you will not get the promotion. Why? Because your self-limiting beliefs will conspire to hold you back!
The Law of Belief, when understood and practiced, can help anyone to manifest those things in life that they truly want. The trick is that you need absolute clarity on your objectives; a solid plan to get you there and then must believe that you are destined to achieve them. As time passes, you must continuously reinforce this belief in your own mind.
One of the greatest challenges is to persevere and maintain focus on your goals, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable setbacks or obstacles. The interesting thing in these circumstances is that we tend to observe the world from a very narrow point of view – which is that obstacle are negative. In fact, obstacles help us to grow and can be positive! Sometimes things go awry and it isnt until much later that we discover that, whatever the setback was, it was there for good reason. We learn and become stronger from the experience.
By maintaining faith, by continuing to live in accordance with the Law of Belief, we are able to achieve our goals, although the path may be somewhat different than we had originally thought! If however, we give up at the first sign of trouble, in other words, our faith or belief fail us, then we can never hope to reach our goals.
If you can learn to persevere in the face of all obstacles, then eventually you will create the reality that you desire.
What You Can Do
There are two action exercises, which you can put in place immediately, to help you in this area:
1. Begin to believe today, that you are destined to be successful in whatever areas you desire. Get very clear and focused on your true desires, make plans to achieve them and then believe, with absolute conviction, that you will achieve them. The universe will conspire to help you achieve it once you believe it!
2. Get into the habit of acting as though you have already accomplished your goals and are the success you want to be. Your new behaviours will influence your beliefs, which in turn will help you to manifest your desires!
There is no mystery to achieving success – it is available to all of us. One need only be aware of, understand and, most importantly, live in accordance with, Universal Law! The first step is in beginning to believe that you will attain the levels of success that you truly want!