It is one of the great questions of life.
Your beliefs have a profound impact on you, but if you just stop to think about what you really believe in, here are some suggestions.
Above all, believe in yourself.
Never underestimate who you are and what you can achieve if you think about it.
Many of the limitations that you think you place on your life are imposed by yourself. Believe in yourself and these limitations can be broken.
2. Others (the kindness of).
Just as you have to believe in yourself, you have to believe in others too.
Believe that most people have good intentions and should not be feared or suspicious.
After all, if you fear or distrust others, they will fear or distrust you.
No, most people are good. Try not to let any bad experiences tarnish your view of everyone you meet.
3. The power of kindness.
Acts of kindness – whether big or small – can have a huge and lasting influence on the lives of others.
When you see an opportunity to be nice, take it. There can never be too much cuteness in this world.
And when someone is nice to you, thank them and show your appreciation.
Kindness often promotes more kindness as well, which means that your act of kindness can create a ripple effect that touches the lives of countless people.
And don’t forget to be nice to yourself!
4. Let this also pass.
You will face difficult times in your life. Obstacles will hinder your happiness.
But it all ends up – and often sooner than you might think. Believe that whatever problems you may be having right now, they will pass.
And believe that the good outweighs the bad in life.
5. Your inner strength.
During these difficult times, remember that you are more resilient than you realize.
You’ve already faced the darkness and walked through it and reached the other side.
You have a 100% track record to get through things, so never doubt how strong you have inside.
In addition to your inner strength, you must believe in the power of courage.
Courage allows you to face the things that scare you and do them anyway.
Without courage, you would be frozen in your tracks, afraid of what is in front of you.
With courage, you can keep moving forward despite your fear.
Hope is, in itself, a belief, but that doesn’t mean you can believe it.
Hope is a powerful thing and it is important to hold onto it even when things seem lost.
Hope keeps you going. It reminds you that better days are ahead. It helps you see the meaning and purpose of what you do every day.
Without hope, you fall into depression and despair.
8. Your influence on the world around you.
Everything you do has an impact on the world in one way or another; even the smallest thing.
You influence others, you influence the physical and natural world, you influence the way decisions are made in the country where you live.
In short: you matter.
Everything is interconnected. In a small (or big) way, your actions change the world. You need to decide whether this change will be positive.
9. The truth.
Although it is almost impossible to tell the truth every moment, you must believe in the importance of the truth when it is really important.
Truth encourages trust encourages truth – and so the cycle continues.
The truth is openness and it creates healthier bonds between people.
Lies, on the other hand, encourage mistrust which creates a barrier between people.
10. The power of words.
Telling the truth is just one example of how your words can have a huge impact on your life and the lives of others.
Never underestimate the power of positive words on those who need to hear them.
Encouragement, affirmation and support are all essential cogs in making the world move.
Choose your words carefully.
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11. Hard work.
It is not enough to want something. You have to go out and work for it.
You must have the discipline to continue grafting even when – and especially when – the rewards for your efforts are not forthcoming.
It takes time to achieve good, worthwhile things. They need your dedication. They may require your blood, sweat, and tears.
But the end results are worth it.
12. Your goals and dreams.
While hard work is vital, that work should be geared towards something.
That something is your goal or your dream.
And while you should be realistic and know when to give up on a dream, you should never give up having dreams.
Dreams are motivating. Dreams give us hope. Dreams remind us that we have the power within us to change our lives.
When talking about change, it’s important to accept that it’s inevitable.
Everything changes all the time. Sometimes these changes are so small that they are impossible to see. Other times, they seem to overwhelm us.
But by believing in change, you don’t have to fear it anymore.
Change simply becomes a natural part of life, no different from the rising and falling of the sun.
Nobody is perfect. Everyone has faults and everyone makes mistakes.
These flaws and mistakes can often upset others – sometimes in a big way.
This is why it is important to believe in forgiveness and the power it has to help heal wounds and rebuild relationships.
Without forgiveness, we would never open our hearts at the risk of being hurt in the first place. And what a sad life that would be.
So be prepared to give some a second chance.
15. Your power over your thoughts and feelings.
You have a say in how you feel and what you think. It doesn’t always seem like this, but you do.
While you may think or feel something as a natural reaction to a situation or experience, that doesn’t mean you can’t influence those thoughts and feelings.
You can challenge them and provide evidence to help them (assuming they are negative).
You can, to some extent, choose to think and feel more positively.
You have an incredible ability to grow as a person and learn new things.
But you have to believe in this ability to be able to use it.
With study and practice, you can learn most things. You can develop your skills, improve your knowledge, and transform your life in the process.
Learning is open to everyone, regardless of age, so don’t think for a second that it stops when you leave education.
You can get to know yourself better with each passing day.
You can find out who you are and what you stand for. You can let these things guide your actions and your life as a whole.
You may think that your “me” is somehow hidden beneath the surface of your consciousness, but it is not.
It takes a bit of self-reflection and exploration, it is possible to discover this self and understand it.
People deserve to be treated fairly. You deserve to be treated fairly.
It means showing respect to others. It means treating a person the same as any other person. No favoritism, no bias, no prejudice.
Broad equity means creating a society in which everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper.
A just world is a nicer world – that’s something to believe in.
It can sometimes be difficult to believe in humanity. Many people lose faith in humanity because of what they see done and the negative impact that we, as a species, have on this planet.
But humanity is not lost. There is a lot to celebrate and to thank.
Much like individuals, humanity has its faults and makes its fair share of mistakes, but it also does wonderful things and is filled with good people.
So you have to believe in humanity. You are part of it, after all.
Peace would be at the top of many people’s wish lists. Inner peace for themselves. Outer peace for their relations. World peace for the good of humanity.
These three types of peace are all achievable if you believe in them.
In fact, your belief in peace is the first step towards peace.
There are a lot of things you can believe in, but these 20 are more worthy of your belief than most.
The power of belief is, in itself, something to believe in. When you believe in something, you think and act in a way that makes it real.