“When you change the way you see things, the things you see change.”
~ Wayne Dyer
Have you ever struggled to clean up a cluttered cupboard or an overflowing garage? (I certainly have!)
Now, what if I told you, “Clear out that cluttered cupboard or garage in the next 24 hours, and a cool $1 million is yours.”
Would you still procrastinate on that?
I bet not.
You’d get it sparkling clean in no time.
So, what changed?
It wasn’t the task, effort, or even other pressing matters in your life.
What changed was that you knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the $1 million was a done deal. Your belief in the guaranteed outcome made it a no-brainer.
When the reward is certain, we act without hesitation.
Belief is the confidence that what you desire, you can also achieve. Without it, desires are just wishes.
So you’ve got to match your desires with that strong gut feeling that says, “I’ve got this!”
You might think… “But believing is tricky. There isn’t a million-dollar dangling at the end of each goal.”
Here’s a 4-step exercise you can use…
- List 3 major goals or desires.
- Rate your belief in achieving them (1 = highly doubtful, 10 = absolute certainty)
- For scores below 7, pinpoint why your belief wavers. Are they external factors like finances, time, or resources? Or internal ones like self-doubt, past failures, or fear of judgment?
- For each actual barrier identified, list down one potential solution to overcome it. For the perceived barriers, jot down one counter-argument or positive affirmation to challenge that perception.
To make sure your belief doesn’t waver, it’s helpful to surround yourself with stories of those who’ve achieved similar goals. Their journey is proof that it’s possible.
Today, think about one small but impactful thing you’ve been delaying. How would you tackle it if you KNEW success was guaranteed?