As a kid growing up, belief was always used as a tool to motivate me toward success. People always encouraged me to “believe” that I was able to achieve what I thought was impossible. Not only did I accomplish, but I usually surpassed my expectations.
For most of us, believing is a huge mental struggle. There are situations when we want to believe something, but we just can’t accept it. On the other hand, sometimes we believe in things that we don’t want to believe in. Due to the nature of our environment and how we are raised, we tend to build a sense of skepticism toward certain ideas and issues. This skepticism could be a form of intellectual virtue or it could be a form of ignorance. Having too much skepticism is like surrounding yourself with indestructible walls with no windows or doors; protecting yourself while isolating yourself. It will eventually shape you into a close-minded individual.
The power of belief is a really strong ability that one can develop over time. By having an open mind and giving chances to certain ideas and opportunities, many gates will open on the road to success. At the end of the day, life itself is a journey of enjoyment and learning. Skepticism should always be considered, but it should be used with great care. This is just a wake-up call to those that have lost faith or hope in the great things that they once believed in; whether it is a dream, goal, plan, relationship, or anything with significant importance in their lives. You can do anything you believe in! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!