The phrase “You can do it if you just believe” has become so watered down to the point that people just roll their eyes when they hear it. They’ve tried it and it just doesn’t work for them.
Here are just a few quotes on the subject.
“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Michael Korda
“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” -Mark Victor Hansen
“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." - Mary Kay Ash
“You have to believe in yourself” – Sun Tzu
“Believe that you will succeed, and you will." - Dale Carnegie
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
Notice how they are all saying essentially the same thing, that if you believe it, you can do it.
Well, let me just say I wholeheartedly agree, but I think they left out one very important part and that is:
How do you believe?
Read the full article: http://briankim.net/blog/2006/08/how-to-believe-you-can-do-anything
Via Martin Gysler