If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
I have come to learn the power of belief in self.
I didn’t realize the significance or the true power of this until I was forced to face extreme stress stemming from my husband’s chronic illness. The message that I have only recently really heard is “belief becomes reality.”
It is absolutely true that your belief in something will come to be, if you have a definite, genuine conviction of it and the dedication to work toward it. Wishing something to occur is very different from an inner core knowledge that something will absolutely happen, acting as if it is inevitable, and putting yourself out there, laboring to make it reality.
During the midst of chaos and sadness, I have witnessed first-hand the power of true belief.
It can help you overcome the most impossible of challenges. True belief in your abilities and any subsequent hard work needed can alter your path in a purposeful way, in the direction you desire. Instead of stressing about the negatives of a situation, purposefully focus on the good of the situation, reframing your thoughts for calm and success, and you can accomplish seemingly unattainable outcomes.
As an additional bonus, it turns out that with such perseverance and determination, unexpected gifts appear on your path. Friends show extra care and kindness, strangers surprise you in nice ways, and a new view on life is realized.
Maintain your core belief. Stay true to it, regardless of what other naysayers may say. Know that you can overcome the adversity-hand you have been dealt and know there is power in purposeful positiveness.
By focusing on the gems buried in the dirt of the situation, you can decide to move down the road of your own choosing.
Rather than relying on people to tell you X, Y, and Z about what you should do or what is going to happen over time, know that you have more power. These people just have a small snapshot of the complete story. You have all the information since you have been there from the start of the whole ordeal. You, therefore, have the power to consider where to go and then to steer things in that direction.
If you believe, truly believe to your core, that you can do this, you can. You absolutely can. Don’t be a doubter; be a doer. Don’t let adversity control you; use it to focus your beliefs and use it to accomplish something positive. I dare you.