Sunday, June 5, 2011
Thought for the day 5th of June 2011
“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests” by John Stuart Mill.
Belief is more powerful than interests
Most people think that they need a lot of people in order to do something big. They believe that quantity of people is the key to success. It would only be true in one case: if those people were dedicated to their mission and believed that they could achieve that. If that is not the case, it does not matter how many people you have at your disposal, you will hardly be able to do what you want. In fact, you will have a lot more problems with that amount with people for there would be too many disagreements, different opinions and also criticism.
Be surrounded with people of similar beliefs
What you need is: to be full of faith (belief) yourself and people around you having the same beliefs as you do. If you do not have faith in what you do, those who are around you will definitely not have it too for you cannot give what you do not have. However, if you have faith in what you do you will be able to transfer that faith to others for faith is a catching substance in the same way as fear and doubt are. So, get yourself filled with faith, courage, vision and cherish dream based (not fear based) mentality. Then try to search for people who have the same frame of mind and mix together with them. This will reinforce your belief system and accelerate the coming of results.
Interests are not enough
Why are interests not enough? Because you do not give your full heart for pursuing your interests, but you do give your full heart and attention for pursuing your beliefs. Throughout ages under various dictatorial regimes people have given up their lives for their beliefs for they refused to renounce their beliefs even at the threat of death. Today, most people choose security and compromise rather than standing for what they believe. That‘s why they never accoplish great things, for you cannot be a hypocrite and bless humanity with great accomplishments. You have to be true to yourself and your beliefs in order to be a blessing for others.
Beliefs is the heart of our inner being
Beliefs, not interests are at the core of our psychological system. They have the power to shape our personalities and allow us to become what we finally become. Beliefs also have the magnetic-attractive power to attract things and people into our lives we believe for. I do not mean that it is some kind of magic. No, by no means. You do not use your faith to attract this or that person into your life to become your friend even if the person does not want it. No, you believe that the right people will come into your life and God Almighty will bring them to you. And they will be willing to do that for they will be sharing the same kind of thinking as you have. When a group of people that have the same frame of mind get together they become a very powerful body in society. As you may understand this power has to be used to do good, not bad. Good luck in keeping to your beliefs.
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Live your own life