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50 Words to Your Dreams | Chapter 13: Faith | Michael George Knight | bestbookbits.com

Chapter 13: Faith

 

Faith. We have all heard the word before, but what does it mean? The dictionary defines faith as complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Faith can also be a positive attitude and mindset that one holds. The opposite of faith is doubt, which is to be uncertain instead of being certain. Having an expectation of certainty and faith towards your dreams coming true all comes down to having faith that you are the one that stands in the way of your dreams coming true. Not god or the universe as most people confuse faith or so called blind faith in a thing. I am referring to faith in yourself, not external faith in someone or something. Having faith in your own ability to bring about change and results is the key to realizing your dreams.

 

FAITH IN YOUR DREAMS

I would like to add that faith is also an attitude and mindset towards your dreams and future. We need to cultivate the faith that our dreams and goals are attainable. We need to cultivate faith in our life just like we would if we were planting a tree. Starting first with a tiny seed, we would bury this seed (dreams) into the fertile soil (mind) and continue to water the seed (faith) constantly. Not once or twice, but constantly. Just like a plant needs sunshine to grow as does faith needs trust and positive self-talk to grow, no water, no sunshine and negative self-talk will only result in weeds. Once you start the practice of cultivating faith you will see it grow and turn into a mighty tall and strong tree.

 

ITS HARD TO HAVE FAITH

Having an attitude of faith is hard to cultivate and harder to keep. That’s why most people are cynical and negative because you don’t have work to become cynical and negative its automatic. Where by faith has to be cultivated in the mind and expressed through thought, attitude and actions. Having faith requires courage and resilience in the face of opposition to your dreams and aspirations. Tell 10 people of your dreams and you will hear 9 people tell you why you can’t do. It’s not easy to carry around an attitude of faith, but it’s the only way to safe guard your dreams away from the dream killers. The story of the crabs in a bucket is a perfect example of people trying to keep you from climbing. When a crab is climbing out of the bucket to freedom, all rest of crabs in the bucket pull him back down to the bottom of the bucket. Life can get you down, but you have to keep the faith if you want your dreams to become reality.

 

QUOTES ON FAITH

  • A man of courage is also full of faith. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  • Accept what it is, let go of what it was, and have faith in what will be. (Unknown)
  • Applied faith is simply the benefit that ‘impossibilities’ can become reality, from impossible thoughts come impossible things. (Napoleon Hill)
  • As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. (Emmanuel Teney)
  • Did you know the opposite of faith is fear. (Zig Ziglar)
  • Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. (Henry Ward Beecher)
  • Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. (Voltaire)
  • Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. (Michelangelo)
  • Faith is a mental attitude which is so convinced of its own idea, which so completely accepts it, that any contradiction is unthinkable and impossible. (Ernest Holmes)
  • Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Faith is not a belief. Faith is what is left when your beliefs have all been blown to hell. Faith is in the heart, while beliefs are in the head. Experiences, even spiritual experiences, come and go. As long as you base your faith on experience, your faith is going to be constantly flickering, because your experience keep changing. (Ram Dass)
  • Faith is not about everything turning out okay. Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. And we need to exchange a life of doubt diversified by faith, to a life of faith diversified by doubt. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to infinite intelligence. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Faith is the poetry of our dreams and action is the builder of our reality. (Steve Maraboli)
  • Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. (Saint Augustine)
  • Faith stands for: Full Assurance In The Heart. (Nick Vujicic)
  • Faith without action is dead. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • Faith without the activity serves no useful purpose. But faith invested into the activity creates reality. (Jim Rohn)
  • Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo and behold, no one was there. (Unknown)
  • I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. (Mother Teresa)
  • I don’t have to have faith, I have experience. (Joseph Campbell)
  • I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. (Nick Vujicic)
  • If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Learn the law of faith, with faith everything’s possible, without faith nothing is possible. Faith is the ability to see what doesn’t yet exist. Faith is the ability to believe it’s possible. Imagination mixed with faith you can accomplish anything. (Jim Rohn)
  • Life has a way of shaping itself to our expectations, good or bad. Therefore, let your thoughts and actions express relaxed, unwavering faith. (Florence Scovel Shinn)
  • Living by faith and confidence takes you further than by anxiety and worries. (Unknown)
  • Many times in your life you will feel overwhelmed. This is the perfect time to practice faith over fear. (Florence Scovel Shinn)
  • Master faith and you will automatically master fear. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • Practice confidence and faith and your fears and insecurities will soon have no power over you. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. (Martin Luther King Jr)
  • The greater our faith, the greater we become. (Earl Nightingale)
  • The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. (David Viscott)
  • The power of faith starts with reality. If we can bring ourselves to state the truth about ourselves and our circumstances, then the truth will set us free. (Jim Rohn)
  • The power of faith will often shine forth the most when the character is naturally weak. (Augustus Hare)
  • The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. (Napoleon Hill)
  • To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. (Alan Watts)
  • To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  • Usually a person has more faith in their fear than faith in their future. (Doug Firebaugh)
  • We live by faith or we do not live at all. (Harold Blake Walker)
  • Without faith, the existential fears that we all have dominate. Faith, no fear. No faith, fear. (Ram Dass)
  • You must walk by faith and not by sight. (Les Brown)
  • Your increasing faith reconditions yours attitudes. (Norman Vincent Peale)

 

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