The union of the head and the heart facilitates one of the best motivators there is – to BELIEVE.
Yes, I know everyone reading this has their own interpretation of what it means to believe and that is great. To me, to believe, to really believe one has to unite both their head with their heart. The union of them produces real belief. Produces miracles.
I have seen these miracles happen before my eyes with all the men and women, boys and girls, I have helped over the years with over 84% success rate in them achieving their goals or better. One of the common denominators was their strong sense of belief. Their success in my programs was heavily influenced by their strong belief – strongly uniting their head with their hearts.
However, the biggest miracle and power of all is the power to believe in love and the existence of genuine love. Firstly, one has to believe, really believe that one is genuinely loved. For only then, can one truly genuinely love others.
If you are a Christian, you have to believe that God loves you. God loves you in many ways. After forty years of being a Christian, I am going to list 5.5 ways in which I believe he loves you.
He loves you –
- in an imaginative/creative way;
- in an intimate way;
- in an original/unique way;
- in a dependable and
- 5 tender/compassionate way.
He simply loves you in many more ways than you could imagine.
His love is creative because out of his love, you were born.
His love is intimate because his love delves in to the deepest parts of you.
His love is original/unique because he accepts you as you are – not as other people’s expectations of you.
His love is dependable because he will never let you down. You can always rely on him and his word.
His love is tender because tenderness is the feeling you get when you know and believe that you are deeply and genuinely liked by someone.
One of, if not, the best GIFT given to you as unconditional love. Don’t search for it in the wrong places. As he has said –
Seek and ye’ shall find.”
Do not fear. Have no doubt in his love for you.
So, dear readers, ask yourself are you really believing? Are you really connecting your mind with your heart? Are you really believing if it meant your life depended on it?
In a few days time, the largest sporting event will be staged in Rio. The Olympics. All the athletes that have made it there have all earned their right to be there, their beliefs will be tested. There is no doubt that they have talent. But talent alone is not enough to win.
They all need belief, strong belief. They need to genuinely believe, like Christians need to believe in their God. Their bodies are all fine tuned and are all hoping to ‘peak’ at the right time, but it is critical that their head/mind is right. It is not a question of will-power, because they have persisted consistently in their training regimens for the last four years. It comes down to each athlete’s conviction in themselves – their belief in themselves.
There is no room for an ounce of doubt. They have to be one hundred percent convinced in their ability. Conviction (belief) will always triumph over will-power. This applies to every goal you set for yourself. No amount of self-discipline (will-power) will help you achieve your goals if you’re convinced (believe) you can’t get it or don’t deserve it.
I’m certain that the pressure some of these athletes will be experiencing will be lessened because of their belief in God and that he will carry and lighten some of that burden (pressure). Simply because he (God) loves them and he will never desert believers. That unwavering belief may just be enough to achieve more than they imagined.
I, for one am looking forward to seeing competition at its highest level unfold during these Olympics. I’m sure we’ll all be in for a few surprises.
So, to re-cap, keep that desire for genuine love alive. For it is desire that keeps you working towards your goals, keep that fire burning. After over forty years on this planet, I can share this one observation with you –
“As long as your heart preserves desire, your mind will preserve belief.”
And you can quote me on that last sentence.
Continue to dream (desire). Believe (with your heart). Achieve (with gratitude).
Unite your body, heart, mind and soul.
Until next time,