Your Best Work Is A Belief Away

…we’ve all got hero we’d like to emulate. Authors, bloggers, internet marketers, or maybe people in our local area.

From where we are, to where they are, can seem like a huge gap. And one we’ll never get across.

But what if it’s only a belief away?

Take two trains that are at first running on the same railway line. One right behind the other.

When they reach the first switching point, the first train goes off in one direction, the second continues on the line it’s on.

Over time, the gap widens between both trains and they move further apart.

If you’re on that second train, and your hero is on the first, you may be looking over longingly and wishing you were on the journey they’re on. But being on a train, you’ll have is to wait and hope that there’s a switching point coming up that’ll divert you their way.

Thankfully life’s not like that. You can divert your mental train at any moment and change it’s course.

And it all comes down to changing your beliefs about yourself and taking action.

If you’ve never written a blog post before, and you do seven in a week, can anyone say that you don’t have the ability to write blog posts?

If you’ve uploaded your book to the Amazon kindle store, can anyone say that you don’t have the ability to do it? No. Because you’ve got the certainty from doing it already. You could upload a book a week from now, six months from now, it doesn’t matter.

Same with riding a bike, driving a car, baking a cake. Once you’ve got the belief that you can do it, you instantly dismiss anyone that says you can’t. And you don’t doubt yourself.

In the book Psycho Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz goes through the whole process of hypnotism. People who could could lift a hundred pounds over their head, struggle with a simple pencil.

We’ve all seen these feats. We look at the hypnotist and marvel at their power. And yet those talents, that courage, that strength, that confidence, was already in that person.

All the hypnotist did was direct them to their internal power by changing the switch points in their head.

When they came to however, those points changed again and they reverted back to the old track they mentally run on.

Same goes with you, the same with me.

That great writer is already in you, that blogger that moves people with their words in already inside you, that confident person that’s got a six figure online business is inside you.

You’re just running on the wrong line.

Does this mean you can delude yourself into thinking that you’re Mark Twain when you’ve never written more than a short story? No.

But if you take consistent action, when you’ve no belief in yourself, you’ll eventually reach the point where a stronger belief will result in better work.

  • No one can tell me I can’t write an email a day.
  • No one can tell me I can’t plot a good fiction book.
  • No one can tell me that I can’t create a video course.
  • No one can tell me that I can’t make money from home. 

Why? Because I put in the work and now have strong beliefs on all of those topics.

Same goes for you. That person you want to be has a belief that you don’t have. But once you put the work in, that belief will come to you too and open up a world of talent and possibility you didn’t know you had.

That’s why you need to do the work when you don’t believe in yourself. That work builds the belief, and when the new belief kicks in you’ve got a different viewpoint of you and what you can do.

Take plotting books as an example of my own struggle. When I started it was something I couldn’t get my head around. But now that I know how to do it, I could give you more plots than you’d know what to do with.

If you’ve got the ‘plotting is hard’ belief, prepare to have that belief changed

PS – For most of you ‘disbelief’ is holding you back. Why not trying changing it to ‘this-belief” and see what happens.

How To Pull Out Of A Negative Spiral

…we’ve all seen those movie scenes where the hero races up to the plane’s cockpit, only to find it empty, the crew is drugged, and they’re looking at a mountain or the ground coming at them.

Their first reaction is to grab the stick and fight with it until they get control. And Hollywood being Hollywood, it’s usually at the last possible second that we see the nose lift and disaster is diverted.

How many of us go through this?

A book flops.
A blog post is met with the sound of crickets.
An email get’s no replies.

You doubt yourself. You doubt why you’re doing what you’re doing. And then you question yourself.

And like that plane dropping it’s nose, you mentally spiral toward the ground.

I’m no good!

I’m shouldn’t be doing this!

I haven’t got the talent!

Who am I to think I can sell my work?

Ever been on one of those?

I have many times. One negative thought becomes two, then they invite a few friends, and before you know it, you let go of the controls and fold your arms.

And watch your dream plummet to the ground.

‘Who was I kidding?’ you say to yourself and wait for the impact. ‘I’ll was never good enough to be a…..blogger, author, coloring book publisher, etc.’

Then you hear a ping – you’ve got an email – and you read it.

“I’d just like to say that book you wrote was amazing.”

“Have you got any more coloring books?”

“That email you sent really made me think, keep doing what you’re doing.”

All of a sudden you question what you were doing, and grab the controls to pull up from your negative nose dive.

“What was I thinking?” you say to yourself.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had those moments too. On the verge of giving up I get a good book review, a reply from an email, and I get a second breath.

But why hold off for those moments to save yourself from disaster?

Jamie Alderton, someone who I follow and listen to on his Mindset With Muscle podcast, gave a great piece of advice. He creates his own highlight reel.

Every time he get’s a positive email, a good book review, he takes a screen shot of it and puts it away in a Dropbox file.

When he’s down and questioning himself, he pulls out his highlights reel and goes through them.

He says himself, after a few moments reading back through all the positive messages his mind instantly pulls out of it’s negative funk.

Why not try out yourself today? Or even better, message that author, or person that you admire and tell them what they’re work has done for you.

Because you never know, you might be the person that pulls them out of a tailspin. Plus, you’ll get the good feels for doing something nice for someone else.

There’s nothing like getting a book reviews to put a skip in your step. I’ve had a few that made my week. Problem is, getting the ball rolling. There’s nothing worse than a book that’s got nothing on it.

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PS – Happy flying!

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