Don’t Stop Believin’

We often let fear or insecurity stop us from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them or even if they are mean to you. Without confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard and there is nothing that can stop you.

Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But what we now know is that instead, we respond to what the brain, based on previous experience, expects what could happen next. Our mind is such a powerful instrument that it can deliver everything you want through the power of positive expectation. This is the importance of always holding a positive expectation that what you want is going to happen. It is a choice and a discipline of the mind.

Someone once said “99% of our problems begin in our mind and end there!”

Here is a lovely story I recall that is very apt to this theme.

Once upon a time, there was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants….

The race began…

No one in the crowd believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as…

“Oh, it is WAY too difficult!!”

“They will NEVER make it to the top.”

“Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!”

The tiny frogs began collapsing one by one, except for those, who in a fresh tempo. They were climbing higher and higher. The crowd continued to yell, “It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!” More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.

But ONE tiny frog continued higher and higher and higher, this one wouldn’t give up! In the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog that after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

Then all the other tiny frogs wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal. The frog did not respond anything; it stayed mum with that big smile of success on his face.

Later it turned out that the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is “Never listen to other people’s tendencies. Most likely they will be negative or pessimistic. Because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you — the ones you have in your heart!!!”

People tell you that you cannot do it or it is too difficult or it is impossible. It is their insecurities and they try to stop you. So it is better to be deaf and focus on your goals.

Always believe in yourself and always think I can do this!

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