“You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust
The things we see, feel and hear are how we interpret our life.
These things change from the time we’re children until we grow into adulthood, but what we never understand are the thing before us define who we are.
The definitions we use to describe our lives…happy, sad, frustrated or depressed are who we define ourselves as.
Those definitions are the who we believe ourselves to be. These categories tell us, what to believe, feel and how we should act toward ourselves and others, but there’s more to it than that.
These definitions of our beliefs, they’re only for that moment in time. That moment we choose to be happy, sad or whatever.
The way we view our world is something which can be changed.
We follow what we’re told to follow, believe what we’re told to believe, especially as children.
We want to become what our parents tell us we should be, but we’re often let down by that, mostly because parents set such lofty goals for their children, and those goals are unattainable, whether by financial means or by intellect, but if we get past what our parents say, what then?
Our beliefs as adults are no longer reigned in by our parents, or at least they shouldn’t be.
We’re never taught to think for ourselves, to do what we want or to believe in what is closest to our heart. This is the travesty of society.
Finding the belief in yourself which has always been there is not as difficult as it sounds. We’re told finding ourselves will be a challenge, that it takes something significant to make that discovery.
Nothing significant happens to make us change who we are, or what we believe, it’s merely trial and error. The road we take is our own, and it’s the only road which leads us to where we should be in life, because of this we don’t want to work as hard for it, mostly because the work is hard.
If your belief in yourself is greater than the belief of those around you, then maybe you should change friends or jobs.
The belief you have in yourself should always be greater than that of those around you, if you have no belief in yourself, you’re only walking through life, taking the road everyone else takes, but you should take the road you want, and to hell with what everyone else thinks.
You have to believe in yourself, otherwise no one else will!