I believe Santa Claus is real, true love exists, people are basically good, and that magic is everywhere around us. I believe Kevin Costner’s “I believe” speech from Bull Durham is a classic movie moment. I believe we are living at an amazing point in history, that dreams are to be nurtured, not dismissed, and I believe human beings have not yet realized their full potential.
There are huge benefits to having a strong belief system. It helps you remain positive, dispel negative thoughts, and allows you to build an unshakeable self-confidence. A strong sense of self lets criticism feel less personal, less critical, and you can consider the merits from an unbiased view.
Being able to separate emotions from facts lets you take calculated risks while realizing failing is part of the process. The ability to access risk makes you open to change, inspires you to act, and makes you more productive. Taking action means you are more likely to win, succeed, and achieve your goals. By making your dreams come true you just might inspire others. Or maybe it is a matter of faith. Like Doris Walker says in the movie Miracle on 34th Street, “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”
What do you believe in?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer