Whether I believe I can or I believe I can’t, I’m right.
I literally gasped when I read the above quote because it hit me like a ton of bricks. Wow! So much power in so few words. Are you wondering why I’m so impressed with Henry Ford’s quote? The simple answer is that we live what we believe. Sadly, it doesn’t have to be true for us to allow our minds to control our behavior. If I believe I can, I can do anything. If I believe I can’t, I am chained in the prison of my mind forever…or until courage gives me a different choice.
The “I can, I can’t” thing flows from the perception of self. Believing that I am enough creates believing I can. Anything and everything is possible for me, and I will act in a way that fulfills that belief. Believing I am not enough births the belief that I can’t. I become a self-fulfilling prophecy and plummet into the abyss of personal impossibilities—I can’t have dreams come true; I can’t dare ask that amazing boy/girl for a date; I can’t succeed in school; I can’t have a profession that fulfills me; I can’t, I can’t, I can’t. Fear of failure murders every thought of reaching out and taking a chance. Reality often challenges the truth of these self-doubts, but the truth is dismissed because it doesn’t match the power of the dark cloud of unworthiness thundering NOT ENOUGH in the mind. Does any of this sound familiar to you? Is your body shouting, “Yes, that’s exactly what I do, but why do I do it?” We do these things because we are human, and we discount the facts because we don’t believe we’re enough.
“You change everything when you change your mind. You become the architect of your own life; and the way you do so is to love, love, love…which starts with loving yourself. You’re attracting what you feel worthy of having right now in all parts of your life. Your number one indicator for how healthy you’ll be and how long you’ll live is your level of self-esteem and self-worth. You’ll never allow yourself to have more than you feel you deserve, and nobody does it to you – you’re doing it to yourself through others. So start giving yourself the life that you’ve always wanted.” Naomi Judd, Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Candace Pert.
“How can I give myself the life I’ve always wanted?” you plead. You can start by remembering who you are and the gift of free will. You are a spiritual being in a human body, and the loving Creator of all blessed you with everything you need to fulfill His purpose for you on this earth. You are to grow in love and wisdom so that the love and light of God can shine through you to transform this grieving world. Having the gift of free will gives you the power to choose who you are and how you will live your life. Will you remain a slave to the siren song of a toxic world, or will you cast off the chains of doubt and fear to soar as your true self – the beloved child of a living Creator?
You have the power. CHOOSE!