50 Words to Your Dreams | Chapter 14: Belief | Michael George Knight | bestbookbits.com

Chapter 14: Belief

Belief is the acceptance that something is true to us even though it may not be. I want to make it clear that the belief I want to explore is self-belief, not belief in religion. Believing in yourself and your dreams requires work. First, we practice daily faith then over time, our faith will turn into a belief that we can and will succeed in realizing our dreams. During the course of our lives we pick up unconscious negative beliefs from our environment, culture, TV, friends and even family. On your journey to success in manifesting your dreams, you will start rewiring new beliefs over the old ones. You will replace your old negative beliefs and install new positive beliefs into your mind through repetition and affirmation.


The first major belief we need to install is that the majority of people on this planet are well intent and good, not ill-intent and bad. I myself wasted many years with this wrong belief that the world was negative. It can sometimes seem like that, but what I discovered was that I was negative and so I was looking at the world through a lens of negativity. Once I changed my belief, to reflect that the majority of people are well intent, good and want nothing but peace, my world view changed purely by my new belief. Beliefs are the filter of our reality. If we change our beliefs, we change our reality.




A major part of the population goes through life with the weight of dead dreams never actualized in reality because they gave up on their belief that their dreams weren’t possible. They once had a thought that turned into a dream and they silently carried around with them in their head, never uttering their dream to another soul. Then one day they spoke of their dream to another unwitting soul, who listened unattentively and mutter back “That seems quite difficult, what about this and what about that.” And that person that spoke of their dream to another thought, “his right, this is difficult, I didn’t think about this or that,” “I can’t do this, what was I thinking” and never thought of that dream again, and continued a life unfulfilled. Can you relate to this story? Can you see that the dreamer accepted someone else’s belief about their dream and not their own? You must stand guard to the opinions of people and society and have unwavering belief in yourself and your dreams 100%.




Take the seed of a mighty oak tree. Place it in soil and everyday speak motivating words to it to grow and prosper. Continue this for a month 28 days without water and fertilizer. And abracadabra you end up with a dead seed and no tree. Instead, take the seed (thought), implant in the fertile soil (mind) and this time water the seed daily (take daily action) say, 5 to 10 years. And abracadabra you have an oak tree. An oak tree takes about 50 years to produce acorns and over the next hundred years, the young tree matures into a majestic adult. Things of importance in life don’t happen overnight, they take time to mature and grow, just like a baby takes decades to become an adult. Your belief’s grow and come alive through action, action, action. They die and wither away through inaction. The difference in growth and death is action vs inaction. Grow your belief through action.





  • A thought becomes a belief when you’ve worked on it reportedly, not when you simply try it once and use your initial inability as the rationale for giving up. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Always remember, believing is seeing, not the other way around. (Bob Proctor)
  • Ambition is, believing in yourself when no one else does. (Unknown)
  • As you believe, so shall it be done unto you. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Belief is any guiding principle, dictum, faith or passion that can provide meaning and direction in life. Beliefs are prearranged filters to our perceptions of the world. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Belief is the motivating force that enables you to achieve your goal. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • Belief is the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in life. (David Schwartz)
  • Belief itself has amazing powers. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • Beliefs are picked up by the subconscious mind, and translated into its physical (Napoleon Hill)
  • Beliefs are what makes us different. (Ben Stein)
  • Believe big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Big ideas and big plans are often easier-certainly no more difficult-than small ideas and small plans. (David Schwartz)
  • Believe in yourself, there isn’t a skill you can’t learn, there isn’t a discipline you can’t try, there isn’t a class you couldn’t take, there isn’t a book you couldn’t read. (Jim Rohn)
  • Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come, it will. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. (William James)
  • Believe that what you imagine is possible for you. Go to work and make it real. (Jim Rohn)
  • Believing it can be done becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Choose beliefs that serve your soul, choose beliefs that serve the grander dream of who you choose to be. (Joy Page)
  • Cultivated trust becomes belief. (Osho)
  • Dehypnotize yourself from false beliefs. (Maxwell Matlz)
  • Develop an unshakeable belief in your ability to overcome all obstacles and reach some great height. (Brian Tracy)
  • Environment may be the single most potent generator of belief, but it’s not the only one. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Have the simple belief that “you can do it.” (Richard Branson)
  • He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. (Sigmund Freud)
  • I suspend my belief in opposites by seeing myself in all. (Wayne Dyer)
  • If you believe it strongly enough, it becomes your reality. (Brian Tracy)
  • If you believe that you can do a thing, or if you believe you cannot, in either case, you are right. (Henry Ford)
  • If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. (Denis Waitley)
  • If you believe, you will keep coming back until you succeed. (Anthony Robbins)
  • If you change your beliefs in any area of your life, you begin immediately to change in that area. Your expectations, your attitudes, your behavior and your results all change. (Brian Tracy)
  • If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, than you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible. (William Phelps)
  • If you don’t have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon. (Alfred A. Montapert)
  • It is what you believe in that will determine the course of your life, what happens to you and your ultimate destiny. (Earl Nightingale)
  • It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don’t work. (Jerry Gillies)
  • Labels that are accepted and dwelt upon become believed. (Tom Hopkins)
  • Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who believes he can. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  • Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Most of our beliefs are generalizations about our past, based on our interpretations of painful and pleasurable experiences. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Most of the sustained and continuing manifestations come as a result of belief. It is through this belief with its strange power that miracles happen. I refer now to deep-seated belief a firm and positive conviction that goes through every fiber of your being – when you believe it “heart and soul.” (Claude M. Bristol)
  • Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. (Bruce Barton)
  • Once accepted, our beliefs become unquestioned commands to our nervous system, and they have the power to expand or destroy the possibilities of our present and future. (Anthony Robbins)
  • One comes to believe whatsoever one repeats to one’s self whether the statement be true or false. (Napoleon Hill)
  • One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life. (Napoleon Hill)
  • One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest. (John Stuart Mill)
  • Our beliefs affect our biology. The irrefutable scientific fact that stress causes disease, that positive emotions such as love and compassion cause a feeling of well-being and promote good health, are evidence that what we believe is directly connected to our physical state. It is also the foundation of what we think and do. (Bruce Lipton)
  • Pain is the ultimate tool for shifting a belief. (Anthony Robbins)
  • People who succeed are people who believe they can succeed. Success, until it has been won, is a mental thing. A man has only his mental picture and his belief, until he has achieved his goal. Belief in himself is one of man’s most difficult accomplishments. (Earl Nightingale)
  • Perhaps the biggest mental roadblocks that you will ever have to overcome are those contained in your self-limiting beliefs. These are beliefs you have that limit you in some way. They hold you back by stopping you from even trying. (Brian Tracy)
  • Personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. (Anthony Robbins)
  • Personal experiences causes one’s beliefs to evolve into one’s knowledge. (Unknown)
  • Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. (Les Brown)
  • The force of belief cannot really work in our favor until the belief becomes literally part of us, settled in the subconscious mind as a fact. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • The law of belief says that your beliefs determine your reality because you always see the world through a screen of prejudices formed by your belief structure. (Brian Tracy)
  • The more we believe we can accomplish something, the more we’re usually willing to invest in its achievement. (Anthony Robbins)
  • The more you believe in yourself, the greater will be your achievements. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs. (James Allen)
  • The strongest factor for success is self-esteem; believing you can do, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it. (Bob Proctor)
  • The word “belief” is a difficult thing for me. I don’t believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing and then I know it. I don’t need to believe it (Carl Jung)
  • The writer had at some point decided to believe that he was among the best, and so he acted and performed accordingly. (David Schwartz)
  • There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief. (Napoleon Hill)
  • To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing. (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits. (Antonio Machado)
  • We do not achieve deeply felt goals by action alone, but are helped along depending on the quality and intensity of our belief that they will be achieved. (Claude M. Bristol)
  • What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. (Napoleon Hill)
  • What you believe about yourself, the world will believe about you. (Sun Tzu)
  • What you believe is what will happen to you. For belief is faith, and faith is still the greatest power on earth. (Earl Nightingale)
  • You always act in a manner consistent with your self-concept, consistent with the bundle of beliefs that you have acquired from infancy onward. (Brian Tracy)
  • You do not necessarily believe what you see but you see what you believe. (Brian Tracy)
  • Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe. (Mark Victor Hansen)
  • Your beliefs give you a form of tunnel vision. They edit out or cause you to ignore incoming information that is inconsistent with what you have decided to believe. (Brian Tracy)


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