Believing Becomes Doing

Believe something is possible, and you’re well on your way to making it happen. Think of all the people who swore it was impossible for a human being to run a mile in less than 4 minutes, until Roger Bannister did it. Suddenly, others were able to do the same.

But just one thing really changed: people believed. 

They finally felt, deep down inside, that it was possible. In fact, they felt it so deeply that they knew it.

“Of course they knew it,” you might say. “They had proof.”

But the reality is that they only had proof that someone else had done it. They had no proof that they could do it.

But often that’s where it starts.

How do you go from idea to reality?

Every  idea or goal starts with a desire coupled with the hope that it might be possible.

If someone else has done what you’re trying to do, that’s even better, because the hope is that much stronger that you can do it to.

As you move toward your goal, it starts to feel more and more possible. You see it taking shape, and getting closer, and you start to taste it. You talk about it, work on it, share your ideas and tribulations with others, and work on it some more.

Until one day you have one of those “Wow!” moments as you picture what things will be like.

And suddenly you know it, with every fiber of your being:  It’s really going to happen.

From there it’s just a matter of time. Believing becomes doing.