Intense belief in a goal is one of the most powerful forces on earth. Joan of Arc a twelve-year old shepherd girl when she developed the belief that she would lead the army of France against England. The intensity of her belief was overwhelming. At age seventeen she appeared before and explained her belief to Prince Charles, who was so impressed he gave her a suit of armor and an army to lead. Joan of Arc then led a successful siege against the supposedly unconquerable bastion of Orleans.
To repeat myself, intense belief in a cause or goal is one of the most powerful forces on earth. No matter what the odds may be, or how insurmountable the barriers appear, belief dictates that there is a way. The armor for your belief and goals may take the form of a stethoscope, a typewriter, or a microphone. Your sword may be patience, unselfishness, or a never-say-die attitude.
I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination. Notice that I didn't say it would b easy. Worthwhile accomplishments seldom are.
Today, as you begin your day, ponder on those points above. Also complete item number 2 below.
- Today, I will intensify the most powerful force on earth - my belief - by closely examining what I believe to be important in the physical, mental, and spiritual areas of my life.
- Today I will ____________________________.