Sunday, January 31, 2010

Do You Need Evidence?

I love starting a new week with something to make us say.... hmmmm. Hopefully you will.

Most of us continue on our difficult journey only when there's evidence that supports our desired result. Very few keep stepping when nothing is all they see... when "failure" is laughing at them. These few are who I want to talk about. These people live in the minority, and enjoy a club they know will never be overflowing with members. When they glance at their reflection, they see an invisible smile coming from within, knowing they have a group secret ~ knowing they've figured out how to stand out from the rest.

These people understand that evidence isn't, and never will be, the key. Self belief is their master. This type of belief is unflappable, living deep in their core. It looks at past failure as something that doesn't exist, created by those who were too weak to look for an alternative. This 'F' word is a good word, only fueling their intense passion to succeed when others say it will be impossible... knocking down walls built by the scared.

In their world, evidence is all around, especially living in their minds and imaginations. They don't need a past to tell them, "yes, you are worthy." Their main objective is to create a present that proves the past is unimportant, and the future awaits with open arms. Of course, the past should be learned from, potentially improving the present, but never playing a role in whether or not we reach the finish line today.




"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Thomas A. Edison



You see... these few, special players in our never ending game have learned that possibility begins, not with the opinions of others or actions from our past-selves, but rather from our thoughts and beliefs. They believe because they've chosen to believe, not because someone has told them it was safe and probable. They believe because they know negative past actions don't dictate positive future results!

Evidence: Need any? 

8 comments:

Alice in Wonderland said...

I was very much like that, Dayne. Since last April I was being cyber bullied from another blog, so I just gave up. A friend pointed me in this direction, and I have never looked back! I love blogging, and have made so many friends here, but I still have problems with this other blog, and my name still crop's up on their site from time to time. I try not to take a look at this blog, but I just can't help it. I cannot leave any comment to defend myself either, so it's very disturbing and sometimes I just feel like giving up. But they broke me the last time...they won't do it again!

Missy said...

What a wonderful post to read before I go on my "blogging break."
Precisely the reason for the break is because I want to konw that "possibility begins, not with the opinions of others or actions from our past-selves, but rather from our thoughts and beliefs. They believe because they've chosen to believe, not because someone has told them it was safe and probable. They believe because they know negative past actions don't dictate positive future results!"

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Dayne, loved your post!!!
What can I say , Missy told everything.I'm with her.
Thanks so much for your comments. I do love read them.
Have a great week!!
:)

plainolebob said...

Coach, wow a new "f" word, and a better one too.
believe produces evidence to choose your future?
reflected past missteps of experienced happenings expand failure?
wow, i am terribly lost here.
i hate failure and wake up every day looking for a new adventure, am i nuts?

Sarah said...

love that quote from edison. it's a good reminder that we should keep going even if the going gets tough. thanks!

Phil-theincredibleshrinkingman said...

I read this yesterday on my last break at work, and whilst i wanted to post a comment your blog just left me with a sense of wow!!! took me almost an hour in the pool mulling it over to come to my AAHHH! moment. Thanx for posting (i referenced you in my own new post, hope you don't mind) Phil

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

I don't know what to say. This post is so right on (again!) but it really made me think of which person I am. It's hard for me to tell because on one hand, I do lose motivation and want to give up... but on the other hand I never have yet.

This post really made me think of the 'why'. Why am I doing this? Why do I want this so much? And the why's are always good to visit... it's a source of re-motivation.

Thanks!

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