Believing Is Seeing (without Sight) (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 177)
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
— Jeff Bezos
Success in achieving our goals ultimately depends on having a mindset that is prematurely steeped in victory. This means that you already have the view that you are going to win before you actually get there. All of this is based on choice and developing good habits which project a positive mental attitude and outlook upon every aspect of your life.
The mind is the driving force of everything we say, think, and do. Acquiring a victory mindset precedes victory in life. If you cannot see yourself becoming victorious or successful first, it is likely not going to happen. Many people think, “seeing is believing.” In some cases, it is, but not when it comes to success. When it comes to achieving your goals, believing is seeing without actually seeing anything.
We can’t see our dreams. Our dreams eventually become reality the longer we believe in them and work toward them. This is where the victory mindset comes in. You continue to believe and work without seeing anything. And sometimes the not seeing anything part goes on for extended periods of time. But you don’t give up because the thought of achieving a long-held goal is too strong to give up on.
Achievement of our goals comes down to something much deeper than habits and actions. Habits and actions are the foundation of a typical mindset. The crucial factor is that the mindset we choose to have determines the habits we make or break and the actions we take.
A negative mindset will result in negative thinking and negative actions. Behavior is more of a direct result of our cognition and not the other way around. We don’t become successful overnight just by actions, we have to think about it, formulate it in our minds, and then over time, it happens. Actions are almost always informed by mindset.
Similarly to a negative mindset, if we develop a mindset that will only determine action once we see proof that success is the result, the road to achieving our goals will be much longer and more frustrating. If we can’t see it from the view of our mindset even though it is not there, we will not have the guts to pursue it. And pursuing our goals until they are achieved is everything. You can’t wait to see before you believe. It has to be the other way around. Believing is seeing (without sight).
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”
— Venus Williams