Another post from the Oprah list, I could go out to dinner on this for a months. :)
*what you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. you become what you believe.
This is like one of those quotes I look at and think to myself, "Well, of course." I think you need to believe in yourself for anything you do. You can wish all day long that you can run a marathon or stand on your hands and drop your feet to your head. You could wish it and dream it from now until next Summer, until you can believe you can do it, you don't have a chance in the world. Right? I tighten up (you know this Asude) every time someone says in a yoga class, "I can't do that." It literally makes me cringe. "Please don't say can't in my class." I say in the most demure of tones. ;) "Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but if it's something you WANT to do, if you believe you can, you will." I think when you can see yourself doing it, you'll figure out a way to get there.
So what do you believe in? Do you believe you're going to wake up tomorrow and it's going to be a great day? Or do your thoughts lean more towards, "The economy sucks, it's winter in the North, I have to go to the dentist and I think I should change my name to Eeyore." Cause, that's kind of a bummer. Try to go with the first one. Cause that second one is just setting you up for failure, just like, "I can't." I think Can't means doom, failure and unhappiness. Unless of course you were to say, "I can't believe how lucky I am!" The silver lining of "Can't."
So I will admit, I wish on stars, lucky numbers, I've played the lottery, gambled and crossed my fingers for when my kids teacher assignments come in August. At the same time, I believe that no matter what I will have a wonderful life. I believe that even if a cloud covers those stars another one will show up. I believe that if my lucky numbers don't get picked it's because someone who needed it more than me won, I know that if the gambling doesn't pay off this time, it's always a good story (right Jen?- think going for your first mortgage and your bank statement having 20 withdrawls of twenty dollars each from Ceasers Palace in Atlantic City every 5 minutes from 2 am on.- YES!) and when those teachers assignment comes it better be who they want or I'm calling the school! That's how I roll. Not really, but don't even get me started on Chase's 2nd grade teacher. Stop! Reel in. Point.
Dreams and wishes are lovely things. We all need them. Except for those bad ones where you realize you have to take a final in a class you never showed up to before. That one's kind of beat. But nice dreams, birthday wishes are sweet and a form of positive energy. Put it out there and then know it to be true.
Believe in Yourself. If you don't, no one else will.