Today I would address those of you who are feeling frustrated, who are feeling lost and tired, who are disappointed that your dreams have not come true. I would address all of you and ask you to fill yourself with belief. I would ask you to silence the victim, that complaining, whining part of you that feels they got a bad deal, the part of you that thinks it should all be somehow easier. Quiet this part of yourself, take a deep breath and seek new ideas and approaches. And of course, believe. Believe the truth, that you are strong and capable and can overcome any odds, handle any challenges, achieve anything you set your mind and heart and shoulders to. Believe this and allow that belief to energize you.
Is belief alone enough? No, you will need to follow through; you will need to act, to choose. As you walk down your chosen path, you will encounter great boulders and you will need all your ingenuity to figure out what to do about them, figure out what to do even as you stand on a narrow path with a great ledge dropping off on one side, a hard and steep rock face on the other, and a boulder completely blocking your forward movement.
These are the times that you grow. This is the moment when you dig deep into yourself, pull out your creativity, pull out your leadership skills to mobilize others, pull out your courage and belief to keep going and inspire others, even as they begin to turn away and retreat. This is the time you build character. This is the time you overcome through creativity and courage—and yes, through belief in yourself and the help that is there for you, ever and always.
Nothing is to be gained through skepticism and doubt. Nothing is to be gained by quitting. Everything is to be gained by staying the course, and going forward on brains and heart. Everything is to be gained by risking your time and efforts on a dream, even when, especially when, others do not understand.
Nothing great and original is accomplished by following the crowd who only moves forward when the going is easy. Everything great and original comes from those who can see their visions, like the top of the mountain, floating above the obstacles which lie in the way.
Doubt closes doors. Belief holds them open. And then it is up to you to walk through.
Here is a little prayer for today
I hold the doors open through my belief. I walk through the doors with my courage, my character and my heart.
I know that I can accomplish miracles, through my belief, through my own strength and capabilities and through the help which surrounds me, ever and always.
I am full of faith. I am full of power. I am.