It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. Not because I didn’t want to. Quite the opposite. Things have been crazy exciting at FuturLab, and I’ve wanted to tell the world, but I can’t talk about any of it!
I can however push out some thoughts that have been gathering significance over the last couple of years.
First of all, I should say that I’m not in the slightest bit religious, with no belief in any dimension beyond the physical waves and particles that we run around in.
I do however have immeasurable belief in the physics of the world, and physical interactions we have with it can either put us in good positions, or bad positions.
This dynamic, commonly referred to as Karma, is something that gives me great belief in my own, and others’ potential.
The effects of belief on progress
During my years since University (just over 5), I’ve been loosely guided by a self-belief that more often than not is challenged by people as being a waste of time and effort:
“What will you do if you work for years putting all of your time and energy into something, and then you fail?”
If I had a pound for each time I’ve heard someone say that, or permutations of that, I’d be stinkin’.
It is my opinion that failure of some kind is inevitable, and nothing ever works out just the way you want it to, but putting all of your energy into a project, believing in it with all your heart, and then failing, still puts you ahead of the curve in terms of achieving your goals.
People’s dreams and goals change day to day, so even if goals change down the road, having started out with a positive attitude and unswerving belief will put us miles ahead of where we’d be if we weren’t so willing to take a chance on ourselves.
I’ve recently had the fortune of coming across a great book which talks about this in detail. It’s called Creative Visualisation, and it’s really helped me to undo some stubborn belief systems about my own abilities and potential.
Check it out: Creative Visualisation*
After reading this book I’m not being loosely guided anymore, I’m determined…
*A note to the cynics. This book is quite ‘new age’, and pretty dated, which has prompted me to think I should rewrite the ideas in a more contemporary fashion one day. Suffice to say, one can’t let cynical critique put up barriers to what is a very strong message.