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How to Believe You Can Do Anything

By: Brian Kim - August 7, 2006

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The phrase “You can do it if you just believe” has become so watered down to the point that people just roll their eyes when they hear it. They’ve tried it and it just doesn’t work for them.

Here are just a few quotes on the subject.

“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Michael Korda

“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” -Mark Victor Hansen

“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." - Mary Kay Ash

“You have to believe in yourself” – Sun Tzu

“Believe that you will succeed, and you will." - Dale Carnegie

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Notice how they are all saying essentially the same thing, that if you believe it, you can do it.

Well, let me just say I wholeheartedly agree, but I think they left out one very important part and that is:

How do you believe?

It’s not enough to just say “Oh, just believe and it will happen.” I hate with a passion of a thousand suns, advice that's just given to us without any proper procedures or guidelines to follow on how to implement it. That's what drove me to write the “How to Find What You Love to Do” article.

Furthermore, I think the reason why such people have a hard time believing is because we’ve never done it.

What I mean by that is we never really formed our own beliefs.

Think about it.

Trace back all your beliefs on religion, politics, money, people, society, and the world in general. You’ll find that the root of the majority of your beliefs came from outside of you, whether it was through your parents, friends, or media.

“Don’t talk to strangers. They’re bad.”

“Money is the root of all evil.” (it’s actually "the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil”)

“If you don’t do good in school, you’ll fail in life.”

“You have to go to college to get a good job.”

The majority of people have never really gone through the exercise of creating their own beliefs, because we’ve been spoon fed them from day one.

It’s time to take charge of our own beliefs.

In order to find out how to believe, let us examine the process in which some of the most powerful beliefs in human beings were created.

I’m talking about people’s beliefs in religion and politics.

The beliefs rooted in religion and politics are EXTREMELY powerful.

We fought other kids over them when we were young. Families became divided over them. World wars were fought over them. Millions of lives were taken because of them. Men and women even went so far as to take their own lives because of them.

Clearly, the power of people’s beliefs in religion and politics and the effect it has on their lives is unquestioned.

If we can analyze the procedure in which these beliefs were formed and apply that procedure to create our own beliefs, we will be able to achieve anything we want.

The next question is:

How did these beliefs form?

Let’s do this.

Step 1: You must state a specific belief FIRST in order to believe it.

I know it sounds obvious, but there are a lot of people who don’t believe in anything.

You ask them, “Do you believe you can lose 20 pounds of fat?”

“I don’t know….maybe…..we’ll see.”

This is not a belief.

This is a cop out.

STATE a SPECIFIC belief.

It does not matter if you don’t believe it at first.

Just take that first step and STATE it.

So for the purpose of this article, let us utilize a belief that will not stir any controversy, not cause any ill will toward any reader of any religion or political affiliation.

Let us choose a belief that is positive and that many people have a hard time believing.

In fact, let’s continue with the example of the belief stated previously.

I will lose 20 pounds of fat.

Ok, so the first step was taken. A specific belief was created.

I will lose 20 pounds of fat.

Now to all the readers who have tried to lose weight and failed to do so, I can imagine what you are thinking.

“I can’t lose 20 pounds. I tried every miracle diet, drug, fad, exercise, machine, etc., but none of it helped me lose weight. I’ll always be overweight”.

If that’s your automatic reaction, that’s fine. I’m not going to tell you to change your self-talk for now because I know it’s hard to do so.

Don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged. Take it one step at a time.

Now that you have STATED a SPECIFIC belief, what is the next step?

Step 2: HAMMER that belief into yourself CONTINUOUSLY. Beliefs are NOT formed overnight.

People did not come to believe in a political ideal or religion overnight. It was due to a constant hammering of information over a long period of time. Most people got it when they were young from their parents, friends, religious leaders, teachers, coaches, etc. They heard it at the dinner table, when they went to religious service, on TV, books, magazines, friends, acquaintances, etc. However, this time, nobody is there to hammer the beliefs in you.

YOU created your OWN BELIEF and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to HAMMER it into YOURSELF.

It doesn’t matter if your self talk is negating your belief.

A constant hammering will always drive the nail into the wall of your self talk.

Just hammer it in.

The nail will always go in the wall if you continuously hammer it in.

This is where 90% of people fail and conclude that the whole “if you believe, you can achieve” idea is utter bull*&%$.

We live in a society where distractions are rampant. Internet, text messaging, cable TV, email, cell phones, TV on our cell phones, ipods, wireless internet access, etc.

We are a spoiled generation. We live in an instantaneous society. We want results NOW. We have lost the virtue of patience.

We have music, video, news, entertainment, all on demand with a push of a button. We can get in touch with anyone in the world by dialing 12 digits. We can look up all sorts of information with a click of a mouse.

It’s so easy to get sucked into the newest things and forget about the importance of continuously focusing on hammering in our new beliefs.

It’s also easy to become discouraged when we don’t see any quick results from hammering in our own beliefs.

We have lost the notion of sticking through with something and not quitting until the goal is achieved, no matter how long it takes.

How can you avoid doing that?

1. Write your belief down everyday.

This is one of the most powerful things you can do in order to hammer a belief in yourself.

I’m reminded of an essay I read online that was written by Scott Adams, the creator of the famous Dilbert cartoon strip.

In it, he mentions how he continuously wrote daily, the belief that he would become rich in the stock market. He soon invested in Chrysler and Ask, two of the best performing stocks at that time and reaped a very nice profit.

He then wrote down the belief that he would hit the 94th percentile on the GMAT, even though he had scored at the 77th percentile when taking several practice tests.

He took the GMAT and the results came in. He hit the 94th percentile.

He became so convinced of the power of writing down his beliefs that he used it to write down that he would become a famous syndicated cartoonist. The rest is history.

I know it sounds a lot like affirmations, and it pretty much is. However, you might have had previous experiences with affirmations and not have had such good results from them.

You will soon see though, that there is much more to believing than just writing down affirmations.

2. Put it everywhere you see.

Another thing you can do is to write your belief down on paper or print it out and paste it everywhere you see; on your refrigerator, mirror, door, computer, TV, wall, bathroom, front door, screen door, everywhere.

This way, you will drill the belief into yourself even when you are not writing it down.

3. Visualize your belief already achieved everyday.

This is another powerful exercise you can do and it’s one of the other things that Scott Adams did alongside the writing of his beliefs.

Your brain does not know the difference between what it sees with your eyes and what you imagine in your mind.

You know what that means? “Things” don’t really exist. What I mean by “things” are the objects you think are real. The pen, the computer, the piece of paper.

The reality is that you take in all the information from your environment via your 5 senses and process that in your brain and in there, your experience is created.

Reality lives alone in the brain.

And because reality lives alone in the brain, you can create your own reality. So create the reality of already having achieved your belief by visualizing it in order to help hammer the belief into your brain.

You must take time each day to hammer your belief in.

If you do it sporadically, your belief will never take root. Rome was not built in a day. Masterpieces were not created overnight.

Anything worth of any significant value was not created instantaneously.

Deep down inside, you know it’s true. There are no shortcuts in life. Does this mean it will take years for your beliefs to come true?

If you consistently hammer in your beliefs and take the following steps that will be outlined, you will find that your beliefs will come true faster than you realize.

Step 3: Continually associate with those who share your beliefs.

If you look back at how beliefs in religion and politics were formed, you'll find that continuous association on a regular basis with those who shared the same religion and political affiliations helped enormously in solidifying their respective beliefs.

People did NOT habitually associate with those who did NOT share their beliefs.

Muslims did not habitually associate with Jews. Atheists did not habitually associate with Christians. Hardcore conservatives and liberals did not habitually associate with one another.

Each group managed to attract one another and form their own support group.

People who believe the same things will naturally gravitate toward one another. Rich with rich, poor with poor, middle class with middle class. It is indisputable fact.

When the hammering of your belief starts sinking in, you’ll find that you will naturally gravitate toward those who share the same beliefs.

If you find yourself doing that, it’s a very good sign you’re going in the right direction and it shows that your belief is getting hammered in.

You will find yourself looking to those who share the same beliefs for advice and/or support.

For example, if you constantly hammer in the belief that you are a great public speaker, you will naturally start looking for speech classes, books, and tapes. You will buy the books and listen to the tapes. You will go online and search for the nearest Toastmasters club in your area and join. You’ll take a speech class at the local community college and meet lots of other people there who share the same beliefs.

This is another aid in helping you hammer your belief in. When you habitually associate with those who share the same belief, you hammer your belief in even more.

Step 4: Confirm Your Belief in Your Environment

If you’ve been continuously hammering your belief in yourself and surrounding yourself with people who share the same belief, you will start to find confirmation of your belief in your environment.

For example, people who believe in Christianity will go to church on a regular basis (habitually associating with those of the same beliefs) and they will begin to see atheists living a hard life and conclude that living life as a Christian is the best way to live.

On the other hand, atheists will see the wars waged in the name of Christianity and conclude that it must not be the true religion. Atheists will point at the suffering of the world and conclude that God does not exist, thus confirming their beliefs in their environment.

Reality will start to shape according to your belief.

When you find reality starting to shape according to your belief, it is another sign that your belief is sinking in even deeper.

Whenever you see confirmation of your belief in your environment, RECORD IT.

Write it down. Start a belief confirmation journal.

That way, it will serve as a reinforcing mechanism for your belief.

You'll find that one of the best ways to confirm your belief through the environment is to look to the people who have already done it.

The greatest evidence that something can be done is if another person has done it.

You will begin to see/meet people who have lost weight successfully. You will see them on TV, read about them, maybe even meet them in the gym.

Collect inspirational stories of people who have done it. Refer to them often and confirm your belief to reinforce it whenever you feel it fade.
By confirming your belief in your environment, you drill your belief deep down in yourself even further.

Step 5: Take Action to Reinforce the Belief

All right. So you’ve STATED a SPECIFIC belief, hammered it in yourself continuously, frequently associated with those who share the same belief, and reinforced it by confirming it in your environment.

You are now ready to take action.

The great thing about this is that you’ve already laid the foundation of belief.

Therefore, taking action will not be hard. It will be natural.

Your ability to easily take action is directly related to the degree to which your belief is hammered in you.

Since you’ve already set up a very strong foundation of belief, you will find it easy to take action.

The reason why most people fail in the attainment of their high set goals is because they try to take action FIRST, without taking the time to really set the foundation of FIRST believing that they can.

You know exactly what I’m talking about.

People who want to lose a ton of weight get psyched the first few days, go the gym, run, bike, box, go home, throw out all their junk food and eat healthy for the next few days.

You visit them a week later, they’re sitting on their butt eating buttered popcorn with a big tub of Dreyer’s Cookies and Cream and a large coke with hot dogs and chili cheese fries watching all six Star Wars movies in a row.

If I were to ask you, do you believe you can make $1 today? The answer would be “Yes, of course”. And if I were to say “Show me.”, you would take immediate action by selling your DVDs, books or clothes and easily make that $1 today. You took action because you already had the belief inside of you that you can make $1 today.

If I were to ask you, do you believe you can make $1,000,000 today? The answer would be NO. You have NOT FIRST set the foundation of believing you can, therefore you would not be motivated to take any action. (If the person reading this is Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, etc., your answer would be “Yes”, because you’ve already set the foundation of believing you can because you have the resources to do so.)

What I’m trying to say is that if you’ve done a good job of drilling the belief into yourself, you will find it easy to take action toward it.

Japanese air fighters during World War II, had drilled down the belief that sacrificing their own lives for their country was the biggest honor, and as a result, were easily able to sacrifice their own lives.

Taking your own life is an extremely hard thing to do. Most people who attempt it won’t go through with it.

But these Japanese kamikaze were easily able to take that action. Why?

Because their beliefs were effectively drilled down deep within them.

If you’ve done a good job of drilling the belief into yourself, you will find it easy to take action toward it.

Step 6: Acknowledge Your Own Progress to Further Reinforce Your Belief

Let’s go back to the belief we were using in this essay.

I will lose 20 pounds of fat.

All right. So you’ve STATED a SPECIFIC belief and hammered it in yourself continuously.

You frequently associated with those who share the same belief by joining Weightwatchers, LA Fitness, etc.

You’ve reinforced your belief by confirming it in your environment by reading stories of people who have done it, meeting them in person, etc.

You’ve also naturally taken action to fulfill it by habitually exercising and eating right.

When you lose that first pound, rejoice! You know you’re on your way now.

If you can lose that one pound, you can lose another, and another, and another, and another until the rest of the 19 pounds are shed.

This is where your belief starts to grow EXPONENTIALLY.

You must feed your belief by acknowledging your own progress and reinforce it so it grows exponentially.

For you math people out there, think of the graph y=e^x. You know it slowly increases along the x axis until it starts to sharply increase exponentially.

Acknowledging your own progress is the catalyst for the exponential increase.

Because this is such an important catalyst, record it. Write it down. Don’t trust it to memory.

Write it down so you can refer to it often to reinforce your belief.

Step 7: Loop steps 2-6.

Believing is analogous to starting a roaring fire. If you’ve ever tried to start a fire, you know it’s not as easy as taking a lighter and putting the flame on a big log.

You have to first gather all the moss, twigs, grass, leaves, and build a small mound where the fire can reside, consume the fodder, and grow strength.

You have to work at it, coax it, feed it, breath on it, until it starts to grow.

When it grows, you have to keep on feeding it with more and more pieces of small wood until you start bringing in the big chunks of wood.

The result is a blazing fire you can use to do anything. You can use it to light other people’s fires. You can use it to burn down walls. You can use it to warm people and give them light.

Even though I’m speaking metaphorically, you know what I’m talking about.

So feed the fire of your belief and loop steps 2-6 to do it. Conclusion

I believe if you analyze any one of your current beliefs, you will find that it went through exactly the 7 steps listed here.

Try it and see for yourself.

Let’s use an example of a common disempowering belief that a lot of people have.

Bad things always happen to me. I can never catch a break.

Ok, let’s take it through the 7 steps.

1. They’ve sure STATED a SPECIFC belief.

2. They’ve hammered it in all right. They tell it to themselves on a daily basis and they tell their friends and family too, which hammers it in even more.

3. They hang out with other people who believe the same thing. Misery loves company. Birds of a feather flock together.

4. They point to all the bad things in their life to further reinforce their belief. They point at the flat tire they got that day on their way to work or the promotion they didn’t get and conclude that bad things always happen to them.

5. They naturally take action to reinforce their own belief. This is commonly known as self sabotage.

6. They acknowledge all the bad things that are happening to them and use it to further reinforce their own behavior. This is also known as “always looking on the negative side of things.”

7. They repeat steps 2-7, get stuck in a vicious cycle without ever realizing it, and live a life that just plain sucks.

How can they get rid of this disempowering belief?

By creating a NEW one and taking it through the 7 steps.

Step 1: You must state a specific belief FIRST in order to believe it.

Step 2: HAMMER that belief into yourself CONTINUOUSLY. Beliefs are NOT formed overnight.

Step 3: Continually associate with those who share your beliefs.

Step 4: Confirm your belief in your environment

Step 5: Take action to reinforce the belief

Step 6: Acknowledge your own progress to further reinforce your belief

Step 7: Loop steps 2-6.

However, you must realize though that this will not happen overnight.

It takes time, discipline, and perseverance, which is why most people won’t do it.

Now you know the EXACT process of how to believe and in turn, achieve.

I know what must be going on in the mind of some readers right now and that is:

“If you believe, can you really do anything?”

My answer to you is a resounding YES.

100% Certified, Grade A, Y-E-S.

And you know what? So are the answers of Napoleon Hill, Sun Tzu, Michael Korda, Dale Carnegie, and everyone else who has said it time and time again.

You can do anything if you really believe it.

Is it really that hard to swallow?

If Edison did not really believe he could invent the light bulb, we would have nothing to do but sleep when the sun set.

If Graham didn’t really believe he could invent the telephone, we wouldn’t have our precious cell phones today.

If Lance Armstrong didn’t really believe that he could fight testicular cancer and win, we would not have the inspiration he provides today.

If Ghandi didn’t really believe he could bring peace without fighting, who knows what the world would be like today?

I could go on and on, but you get the point.

You can do ANYTHING if you BELIEVE it

It sounds farfetched, but I urge you not be so close minded.

We once thought the world was flat and that the earth was the center of the universe.

I will leave you with the following thought:

If you accept the fact that it doesn’t matter what you believe, because you know if you believe it, you will achieve it, why not hold one of the most powerful beliefs of all, which is:

I can do anything if I believe.

Now you know how.

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92 Responses to “How to Believe You Can Do Anything”

  1. Lise SF Says:

    Brian, absolute ripper of an article, loved it, great practical info to changing beliefs, therefore changing everything, loved it, thanks heaps. Lise, Melbourne, Australia

  2. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Lise,

    Thank you very much for your comment. I really appreciate it. I’m glad you liked it!

  3. fellboom Says:

    thanks BRIAN!!
    I loved this. I’ll put it to good use!

    Thanks a whole lot!

  4. Brian Kim Says:

    Fellboom,

    The pleasure is all mine. I’m glad it helped you. Thank you for your enthusiasm!

  5. Bonnie Says:

    Sitting at my computer at 5am, in a depressive everything bad happens to me funk, I Stumbled Upon your site..Wow! I now feel alive and inspired! I feel my attitude has changed already….all I can say is.. THANK YOU!!!!THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! ~Bonnie

  6. Brian Kim Says:

    Bonnie,

    It’s my pleasure! Funny how you always get exactly what you need at the exact right time eh? ;)

  7. Nicki - Houston, TX Says:

    Hi Brian,

    I had read this article some time ago and bookmarked it (and never came back to it - until today) and all I can say is WOW! God bless you and all of your endeavors! I’ve really been studying and meditating on the power of our minds and “believing” and I tell you the truth I had a thunderbolt today. One part in particular (Step 3 - Visualization) just blew me away because I know it’s true. I started thinking about Jesus and various instances where he demonstrated “miracles” (Like speaking peace to the wind after walking on water, and multiplying food for the masses… He was able to do it because He had it within in him and he believed/knew that he could - ok, I’m getting too deep) But I am reminded of Matthew 17:20 where Jesus says, “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed… nothing shall be impossible for you.” I believe that and your arcticle has really helped me grow in understanding. Again, thank you!! ~ Nicki. Houston, TX.

  8. Brian Kim Says:

    Nicki,

    I’m very glad my article has helped.

    It is true. Faith the size of a mustard seed is all you need to move mountains.

    Thanks again.

  9. Caio Says:

    There is another quote. I can’t remember who said it, but there it goes.

    “Not knowing that it was impossible, he did it.”

    It’s great.

  10. Brian Kim Says:

    Yes indeed.

    Sometimes, ignorance can be helpful can’t it ;)

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    What if your belief is in making friends?

  13. Brian Kim Says:

    I don’t see why that won’t work :)

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    belief in making friends? you have to simply believe that you are friendly. but might i suggest making friends that reinforce your core beliefs. this shit is deep.

  16. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Sound advice. I appreciate it.

    I was going to edit your last sentence, but left it alone. It summarizes my thoughts exactly ;)

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  22. cautivatrix Says:

    Brian, in the same vein as Jesuchrist did, what if i think as big as achieving resurrecting the dead? I suppose the society i would be living in by then it would be a entirely different one from the one I experience today. Imagine, I wake up and read in the news: last month only 27 people rose from the dead, two less than the previous month. Same thing with aiming for humans to fly, growing taller as long as you want, erasing death, transforming water in wine or lead in gold, becoming the only person alive in the planet, etc. I’d love your honest opinion for this kind of ambitious achievements. I suppose they are achievable with heaps of confidence and practice, starting small and keep going.
    You wrote the issue of changing beliefs brilliantly. Since last year I have been brainwashing myself day in day out with this phrase: the less I work the more money I make. Result: In the last few months I am getting jobs where I sit in my butt and do very little…I am not making a fortune but it is proving truth one step at the time, and now I bump into this writing of yours that just reinforces my thinking. Great article, now I know about the formula behind Jesus miracles. Vey ambitious man this Jesus, don’t you think?

  23. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Cautivatrix,

    Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

    With regard to your question about achieving the kind of ambitious goals you’ve set - I wouldn’t put it in the realm of impossibility. If you think about it, we are literally raising people from the dead already when we defribrillate people. Also, travel back 200 years and tell the people there that you are able to talk to another person halfway across the world without raising your voice and they’ll think you’re crazy. I think it’s foolish for any generation to believe that “they’ve done it all”. That being said, I think it would be wise to keep an open mind and start small and keep going as you state along with heaps of confidence and practice.

    I’m glad to see that you’re making more money with less work - I’m sure that’s what a lot of people would like to do!

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  25. Collette Says:

    I appreciate the article. It is exactly what I was looking for. I want it all and I want it now. The fire analogy was very effective for me. I’m going to follow these steps. Thanks.

  26. Brian Kim Says:

    Collette,

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments. I really appreciate it.

    It’s good to know the article was what you’re looking for. (I figured the fire analogy would help get the message across ;) )

    To your success,

    Brian

  27. Mark Girouard Says:

    This is by far the best I’ve seen! For YEARS I’ve read “You can if you believe you can”. My wife and I say that to our children often. However, until now I haven’t been able to put into words how you go about truly believing in something. Thank-you!

  28. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for dropping by and for your kind words. I really appreciate it!

    I’ve been in your shoes before so I know what you mean when you say you haven’t been able to put into words how you go about truly believing in something - that’s what fueled me to write this ;)

    I’m so glad it has helped!

    Brian

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  30. Latif Says:

    Wow, great article….This article may lay foundation of greatest scientific discoveries of 21’st centuries….it might have trained the best innovators of our time…..I am one of them i think.

    Good one you bloke.

  31. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Latif,

    Thank you very much for the kind words. It’s great to see that you think this article may lay foundation to the greatest scientific discovers of the 21st century!

    It’s also good to hear that you think you’re one of the best innovators of our time. I’m looking forward to hearing about you in the news in the future ;)

    Thanks again for the kind words.

  32. Paul Moore Says:

    …Just a quick constructive criticism… I’m enjoying your blog immensely, -but- you have a dynamic “What Subscribers Are Saying:” section that changes every 6 seconds. The size of the content will usually change at the same time; which means that everything below that level is continuously shifting up and down every 6 seconds. To be able to keep my place on your blog, I have taken to doing a copy and past of the entire article into word and then reading it from there. If this section could be removed, moved to the bottom of the page, or given a static box size it might make for a much easier reading experience.

  33. Brian Kim Says:

    Paul,

    Thanks for the kind words and for the constructive criticism. It’s interesting you mention this because you might be using a different Internet browser than I am. I’m using Mozilla Firefox and the box stays static in that browser.

    Nevertheless, I’ll take a look at it and see what I can do.

    Thanks for pointing that out.

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  37. Richard Atkinson Says:

    Hi Brian,
    You’re definitely right, belief is a very powerful thing. In fact, the beliefs we absorbed as a child are deeply entrenched. Let’s say you bought the idea from your parents that you have to work hard for everything. So you create a new belief that it’s possible for things to come easily to you without having to work hard for it. You haven’t gotten rid of the first belief, you’ve created conflicting points of view in your mind. You may be able to overcome the first belief, but the first belief will still be there to create discord in your mind and probably what you create in your life. What you need to do is destroy and uncreate the first belief and all the supporting conclusions and judgments you’ve built around it. Then the new belief will take hold much more easily without having to work so hard.

  38. Rezwan Says:

    This article is worth reading.Thanks Kim!
    You speak optimism,potential and strength.
    You dig up peoples inner strength and raise hope.
    I appreciate you and your work.

  39. Adonis Says:

    Hi Brian,

    this is a great write up. I don’t know about you or your blog, I was just given the link. Invaluable.

    I find this particular sentence extremely agreeable:

    “I hate with a passion of a thousand suns, advice that is just said to us without any proper procedures or guidelines to follow on how to implement it.”

    I was always angry at my parents giving me the typical family advice, because even though I KNEW it was “the right thing”, they would NEVER EVER explain how to go about achieving it. A step by step methodology, or a rough procedure at the very least. It made me thus feel hatred towards advice, with “a passion of a thousand suns”! Poor people, they didn’t have great teachers themselves.

    Great teachers make wisdom malleable, palpable and digestable (in small doses)!

    Thank you for doing this!

    I also realize that I simply must do the print-outs and write-downs that I’ve been avoiding for so long. They’re so simple, yet this is the root cause of ignoring their potency. Lastly, I also realize that I was doing this self-brainwashing to myself, unconsciously, when I was painting for years. I should have changed my themas, my content - it was just too dark, twisted and pessimistic, and it destroyed part of my self esteem and character. I became too negative and with a great built-up of hate inside of me. Unfortunately it’s also most easy to draw (or write, or sing) about pain and misery. That’s why today’s art is full of this ‘darkness’. It’s sad to say that I was aware, at the time, of how much easier it was to do this, but I copped-out and kept on doing it. I’m pretty sure most artists of this sort are also very aware of this themselves. Anyways, enough about art.

    Thank you again for your write up!

  40. Brian Kim Says:

    Richard,

    Thanks for your comment. You certainly bring up an interesting point and another way of looking at how new beliefs can be instilled in the mind.

    Rezwan,

    Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words. I really appreciate it!

    Adonis,

    Thank you very much for your kind words as well and for sharing your story to explain why you agreed with that particular sentence you mentioned. To be honest, I found it quite amusing just because I can relate to your exact feelings as well.

    Thanks again for your words and I hope you get the very best value from the article.

  41. ralph Says:

    thank-you for your article…it will help me out in my quest for a better life.

  42. Brian Kim Says:

    Ralph,

    You’re very welcome!

  43. RAVI VERMA Says:

    SUCH A WONDERFULL THOUGHT PROCESS. FOLLOWING THESE WORDS WE MAY CHANGE OUR LIVES AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE

  44. Brian Kim Says:

    Ravi,

    Thank you very much for the kind words. I do hope that the people who follow these words will be able to change their lives as early as possible, just like you said.

    Thanks again.

  45. Danijel Orsolic Says:

    Yet another of life changing and hence world changing articles. You’re doing something truly incredible here.

    Still, I would like to pose a few thoughts that came out of what you presented here. There are two ways one could understand your article, depending on their past experiences:

    1. Everything one believes in is true.

    This clearly leads to a huge conflict. I can believe God exists and Joe can believe God does not exist. If we are to say that belief makes it truth both are right - and that is either paradoxical and hence to me quite unexplainable or simply impossible. If this is the truth then there can be only one conclusion: truth is relative. There are many truths and none is more true than the other. But this leads to a bigger discussion on what exactly is the universe then? A collective imagination of humanity? Or is there perhaps a universe beyond the one we collectively and individually see? It may come down to what I was once blogging about, that there is relative truth and absolute truth. Our collective relative truth can only go so far, but is unlikely completely attuned to the absolute truth that exists out there (if we were we would probably be omniscient).

    2. Everything you believe you can achieve - you CAN achieve.

    This is how I get your article and I honestly hope this is how you intended it (because the above is just too shaky, albeit a good discussion starter (in some other thread elsewhere)). This is then basically just about pointing to the power of belief as a *tool* that can be used to instil a thought process in human brain that will lead it into a state of capability towards achieving something. It does not cancel the need to pursue the knowledge of real reality (by suggesting you can create a whole reality yourself). It just opens the mind, putting it into a more exploratory state, one in which the mind is not closed to the idea of “everything is possible” and hence is more willing and capable of finding the rights dots to connect into a previously deemed “impossible” achievement.

    I would love your reply on this. No need to necessarily go into much details (since I understand you may be time strapped), but just confirm whether your intention was to send the first or the second message, or just what of the two do you believe to be more true?

    As for me… I am in a process. I already have a few web sites and am probably quite close to doing what I love, but I am also a skinny Mr. Nice Guy with a barely existent social life. I am here because I felt more and more cynical and disatisfied lately, even though I’m already self employed, and want to test whether what I’m doing is really exactly what I want to be doing. I want this search to result in goals that are more concrete and a personality that is more solid - basically rediscovering myself and hence preparing myself to truly do something world changing.

    Thank you

  46. Brian Kim Says:

    Danijel,

    Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

    It’s pretty clear from your comments that you’re a very sharp person and that you understood exactly what I was talking about with regard to your second message. That’s pretty much the point I was trying to get across.

    With regard to your first message, well, that’s something that’s another topic for discussion that will probably take way too long to have here.

    But I am very happy to see that you are in the process of believing and I’m sure that some of the other articles here will help you deal with some of the issues you’ve been having.

    May I suggest if you haven’t already done so, going on a weightlifting program in order to help deal with issue of being the skinny Mr. Nice Guy type. I only say this because going on that weightlifting program and seeing the results of it when you stick to it consistently will really help you start to believe and question the things you thought were never possible in your life.

    When you see the physical results of your endeavor, not only will you be stronger mentally, have more energy and feel more comfortable socially, but you’ll really begin to see that you can do pretty much anything if you just believe.

  47. Danijel Orsolic Says:

    Thank you for a reply. Yes I think you’re right. I’ve actually already begun trying to put it in my habit to exercise every day, in a simple classical way, weightlifting myself - until I get some proper weightlifting set. I don’t feel comfortable going out into fitness clubs at this point, but I gotta start somewhere and doing it in my private space seems like a reasonable thing. I am also considering getting a bike and biking occasionally just to help my overall physical condition. :)

    I think that combination ought to bring about some improvements. I don’t doubt I can bring myself in a better shape if I make this into a solid habit, but I do doubt I can really get to have a lot of interest in body building as an area in general. I am basically adopting physical exercise as a normal natural necessity like eating or sleeping, not as a new hobby, and I believe it should be enough to boost my confidence and bring me in a shape I would be more satisfied with.

    Meanwhile I will also try to work in other areas, toughest being the social one and most prioritized being the work related one - where the greatest and most inspiring achievements should happen.

    I bought your book and I’ll read both the Napoleon’s one and then yours, just to familiarize myself with the overall mental state I should set up in order to bring about changes in a natural way.

    Thank you again.

    Best Regards

  48. tom Says:

    absolutely spectacular! I’ve been reading this kind of material diligently for the last 11 years and I’ve never heard it explained so thoroughly. Its like you’ve actually done it yourself! LOL. I teach the second grade and I’ll share what I learned today inkid friendly language. We’re studying martin Luther king and ghandi and we’re dreaming of our dream careers together which will be followed up by a report. Your ripple is growing growing ever larger my friend. Be proud and do a victory dance-this stuff is dynamite! Thank you.

  49. Brian Kim Says:

    Tom,

    Thank you very much for the kind words. I really appreciate it!

    It’s so great to hear that you’ll be passing along the information to your young students. It’s never too early to instill these kinds of principles in our kids.

    You should be very proud for taking the time to teach these kids to believe in themselves and their abilities. It’s teachers like you who students will remember and give credit to for the rest of their lives.

  50. Steven Bridges Says:

    Hey Brian,

    I’m 16. And I focus a lot of my energy towards being the person I want to be and doing the things I want to do in life. I has more ambition then anyone I know and I think if I was to tell someone everything I AM going to achieve people would think I was an idiot to think those things.

    I’ve been thinking of different ways to create what I want to achieve and the person I want to be, and I strongly believe that thought creates reality.

    It suddenly hit me to type in “how to believe” in google and this is one of the pages I hit.

    I’m very glad I found your post and read it as it’s really going to help me become who I want to be.

    This is the first article I have read from you and scrolling up the page as I write this, it seems like you have written some very fascinating ones which I will read.

    Please please please please PLEASE do me one small favor. Read ‘Conversations with God’ - http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0399142789/ref=pd_bbs_sr_olp_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203285753&sr=8-1

    You can get it used for $84! Its the greatest book live ever read and has revolutionized me life.

    Please buy it and read it. I wouldn’t go to this much effort to persuade you if I didn’t truly believe it would be worth it for you.

    Thank you for posting your article,

    Steven

  51. Robert Alleger Says:

    It’s interesting how much we really don’t believe about the things we want to believe about. For Example, if I want to believe for lots of friends, I may have tons of disbelief already out there that keeps me without friends (”i’ll never have friends”, “I’m not perfect for them”, “there’s something wrong with me”, etc). I’ve started believing for some things and am wondering why what i’m believing for isn’t coming to pass. But inbetween those to thoughts I, keep running up against the previous thought patterns that need to be eradicated. Word of Wisdom, success in believing just doesn’t come because you want it. - Doing all the believing is fun, once you really start.

  52. Jeff Says:

    An amazing article.
    My goal is a bit of an odd on tho….
    In a nutshell…. I want to change my eyes from brown to green.
    The eyes have pigment continuiously deposited in them, every day, to keep their color. I’m more or less trying to figure out if I can convince my brain to “deposit less pigment” and theirfor lighten them. If I can believe it enough, and convince myself that they will change, who knows.

    Should be an interesting experiment regardless.

  53. Justin W Says:

    Hi Brian,

    great stuff!

    I’d also like to provide another view regarding the ’spoiled generation’ idea. For those of us who have grown up with TV, advertising, and the constant bombardment of information in general, it requires a serious effort to break away from this suction. Succumbing to these lures has not always been a conscious decision, but also something hammered in over time.

    I think it is great to re-introduce patience and other virtues into our instant-results society.

  54. riki Says:

    this is the coolest article I’ve read in long time. very informative and and the same time funny, I really laughed to the tears…great stuff Brian, I am just discovering your site and every new article I find is excellent! Keep up the good work!

  55. Paul Says:

    Hi Brian,

    I really enjoyed your article on “How to believe you can do anything.” I am currently working on
    changing my beliefs in a particular area. I am just wondering how long you have to write your new beliefs daily ?? Is there any timeline that you have seen in your research for a person to change their beliefs? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for writing such wonderful self-improvement articles.

    Paul

  56. Erica Says:

    Genius. No one had ever really told us how to believe. I think this is amazing. I just had a conversation with someone about something like this. I can not stand it when people are simply “wishful”, heads in the clouds all the while do NOTHING to achieve it. Then we become bitter and we really only had to know HOW to believe…Belief is powerful.

  57. ZENbabe Says:

    I sincerely hope you, or anyone reading this, don’t take this as unfair criticism - or anything directed AGAINST anyone.

    But I must say, that - your “resounding YES” notwithstanding - there appears to be more than a little doubt in your answer to Cautivatrix. :)

    I don’t think she was referring to the “wonders” of technology and medicine.
    I know I am not.

    If we - or God through us, whatever one’s preferred concept might be - can do ANYTHING, then bringing a long-dead person back to life, for example, shouldn’t be impossible.
    Or changing a time-line.
    Or feeding a country with a single barrel of rice.

    And - strictly in the light of what you’re saying here - why exactly should we “start small”?
    Isn’t that in direct opposition to the idea of being able to do ANYTHING?

    Or is your conception of “anything” limited, after all?

    I am not criticising you; I am just asking. ;

    All the best to you and to all.

    P.S. to all those who consider themselves Christians and might be itching right now to lecture me on God’s will versus our will.
    I am a Christian - with but a mustard grain of faith - myself.
    And I BELIEVE.

    Do you?

  58. riki Says:

    zenbabe,

    do you really believe bringing long-dead people back to life is possible? how many people on earth believe it’s possible? you would have to admit - not many. And because not many (actually no one) believes it’s possible maybe that explains why we don’t have procedure to do that. Because if people believed it’s possible, they would start to collect resources, then make some steps towards making it work and finally make it work. This does not mean that at this very moment, some scientist somewhere in the world, deeply convinced it’s possible, are working to create substance or a drug or machine that would bring dead people back to life. Maybe it will not happen in 20-30 years, maybe not in our lifetime, but will it ever, who knows? Remember that all inventions, all great achievements were done because people believed it’s possible. To bring dead people back to life is as big challenge today as it was for 16th century people to get electricity. If you could ask people back then about electricity, they would laugh all they can. They would say it’s not possible. Same thing would people say about bringing dead people to life today. It’s not possible. But maybe someone thinks it’s possible. And is working all he can to make it happen. That’s how we got Internet, electricity, radio, telephone, TV,space shuttle, airplane…Because someone, somewhere, contrary to general public opinion, resisting to being ridiculed and laughed at, thought it’s very possible and with that belief, worked hard to make it happen. And it did happen…

  59. Alexandru Says:

    Check out Mathew 21:20-21

    If we believe we can dry up a fig tree or throw a mountain into the sea. This really helps me do telekinesis :)

  60. Jen I Says:

    At a time in my life when I feel so overwhelmed at all of the “Things”, I have to do with home,work,school,etc.;etc. I really needed this article.

    Thanks, Brian!!!

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  62. Brian Kim Says:

    Steven,

    Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate it. And thanks for the book recommendation as well. I will add it to my reading list.

    Robert,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter. “Doing all the believing is fun, once you really start.” Very nicely put.

    Jeff,

    An interesting experiment indeed. Perhaps your belief can find other ways to help in your endeavor as well.

    Justin,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well. You make great points that we should strive to reintroduce those values and virtues, especially in today’s world.

    Riki,

    Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it!

    Paul,

    To answer your question, the literature out there specifics “30 days” before a belief really sets in. In my experience, the belief really starts setting in when you begin to “filter” your environment according to your belief and you see evidence supporting it.

    Erica,

    I know exactly how you feel. It’s exactly what drove me to write the article. Thanks for sharing!

    ZENBabe,

    I was just going to type my response but it looks like riki more or less took the words out of my mouth. Thanks for that riki and thanks for your comments as well ZENBabe.

    Alexandru,

    It’s a great scripture indeed.

    Jen I,

    I’m glad you found the article at the right time!

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  64. hirak Says:

    Hi Brian,
    I really got your point.I have used it successfully after reading classic book:”What to say when you talk to yourself” by Shad Helmstetter.I used to record my some belief as MP3 and put some good background music,listen it everyday.I got really great result.I think that best idea is to use your hearing sense,feeling sense etc together to reinforce new belief.
    Thanks,
    BRIAN

  65. Brian Kim Says:

    Hirak,

    I’m so glad you’ve had great results with your technique and what you say is true - it’s best to use all your senses together to reinforce your new belief.

    Thanks for sharing.

  66. Johnathen Says:

    Wow. I have had lots of trouble with understanding this (it strongly relates with the law of attraction), and I am constantly going through phases of excitement about it, then starting to lose interest. I have found that this has happenned with almost all of my passions to date. I really hope this helps me out, but I get all excited, only to lose that after a couple of days. Or is that my super-ego talking? I don’t know, but I just wish that I could fully believe in something, but it’s so hard! It’s hard for me to be fully grateful of what I have as well, because, as you said, I keep moving on to the next exciting thing. This bothers me. I want to be excited about everything in life, but believing is just so difficult! I know it’s probably because I always want results right away (as does every human being, especially in our society), but it’s something that I’ve been conditioned to believe. I just want to be able to fully believe and appreciate in my life. What would you suggest? I read the full article, and it was fantastic. I love your casual, but factual approach, and it makes me really want to believe, but again, this is what I have found to be my problem. I would appreciate any help you could offer beyond this article. Thank you so much!

    -Johnathen

  67. Yolanda Says:

    Hi Brain,

    Thanks for your article which give me a big impression really. I’m chinese and this is my first year to get involved into the business circle. Which gets me lost easily when i couldn’t achieve some time. Till now, i’m still finding the right way to be competent in what i need to do. And transferring what i need to do be be what i like to do and do well.

    Best regards for you!
    Yolanda chen

  68. Khalid Says:

    gr8 1 dude…

  69. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Johnathen,

    I think this article might help with the issue you’re dealing with if I interpreted what you wrote correctly.

    http://briankim.net/blog/2006/07/the-unstoppable-power-of-focus/

    Yolanda,

    Thanks for dropping by and sharing your story. I’m sure you’ll do well in your first year!

    Khalid,

    Thanks for the kind words as well.

  70. cris@MiamiLifeCoach Says:

    Thanks Brian for some positive thoughts to ponder. Even the Bible declares, what a man thinks of himself, so is he. Our beliefs really motivate us to accomplish our goals.However, actions speak louder than what we believe and say. Chinese do the hardwork so they overcome.In fact many people are belief-driven but lacks of discipline. They fall short in the process. Self-discovery of what the real purpose of life makes me clear the whole thing. And I discovered it from life coaching - kamja. Positive thinking must be coupled with positive attitude. And Faith and action must kiss together to attain an extra-ordinary success in life.

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  72. Jaison Says:

    I really appreciate the clarity of this article, very clear-cut. Right now I’m just working on the application. Just a quick note, “love of money is the root of all SORTS OF evil”.

  73. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Jaison,

    I’m glad you liked the article and that you’re working on the application of it.

    And thank you for pointing that out. I’ve just made the change now.

    Thanks.

    Brian

  74. melvy Says:

    Thanks Brian ,
    It so clear …right on!! finally someone explains this whole believing ,law of attraction etc..
    in a very easy way ..it looks simple when they say..belive it , have feith ,and things shall happen for you!!!
    alot of scams out there!! ,I just needed to be taking by the hand like you did ..and tell me the how to!
    GREAT JOB!!!
    Will update you how things will go for me!!!
    thanks again!!!,
    M

  75. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Melvy,

    Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it!

    You’re definitely right when you say they’re a lot of scams out there. It’s one of the reasons why I wrote this.

    Looking forward to your update,

    Brian

  76. John Says:

    i am amazed… this article is so powerful. one thing i love about all your writing is that you really dig deep. i am going to apply this to my life starting today, and you really change people’s lives. i can’t describe the words of my gratitude to you for sharing your great knowledge and philosophy. i also read the “how to be a man” and the article was NOTHING like other articles. it was so profound and deep. i don’t know how you do this, but your writing is really true masterpiece that can direct A LOT of people from sadness to happiness and fulfilled life. i hope that this blog becomes more famous and widespread. thank you

  77. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

    I’m so glad the articles have been able to help you and more importantly, that you’re applying what you’ve read!

    Feel free to let others know about the site - it’s the only way this site has grown as the knowledge in it is only passed on to those who will benefit most from it.

  78. jens Says:

    Thanks a lot,

    What if you have a list of things that you want to believe in.

    Feel happy
    Earn money
    See the world

    And the list goes on… :)

  79. Matt Belcher Says:

    Excellent article!

    And so true. It’s so important to change your belief and recognise it’s not about “I can do it” but ” I really believe I can do it”. There is a change of thought that takes time to get but once you learn how to do this you can apply it to everything.

    I like the ideas Brian mentioned.

    It is also important to make the first step towards action. Even if that is just making a list of the things you need to do. Something easy that you know you can do. Each time you do this you get more belief you can achieve the goal.

    Matt

  80. Martina Says:

    After reading your article and taking it to heart my Adsense just shot up $2 whole dollars! Now that may not seem to be a lot to some but it is definitely a lot to me! One of my goals is to be a millionaire! And just by reading your article and taking it to heart my Adsense (and thus my income) rose!

    Thank you so much for this article!

  81. prasheel Says:

    Thanks brain, am reading your site for the first time, its really good and
    thanks a lot for giving a lot of inspiration for us.

  82. Brian Kim Says:

    Jens,

    I would say that’s a pretty good list :)

    Matt,

    Thanks for your great input.

    Martina,

    You’re very welcome and glad to hear the great news!

    Prasheel,

    You’re very welcome as well. Glad to see that you’re benefiting from it!

  83. Amanda Says:

    In many occasions I want to do something but I end up not doing it because I think I’m not capable of making it happen. But I do believe that if you think something is possible then it will be. And I agree on the fact that if there is advice but no procedure things can get complicated. This subject has been a lot in my mind for 2 days now, and I randomly came into this article, wich I’m very glad I did! Hammer, hammer, hammer, hammer, got it !

  84. Brian Kim Says:

    Amanda,

    Glad you stumbled on this and got it! Keep on hammering :)

  85. amit Says:

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for sharing this excellent information that is really helpful. I have a very typical thing to deal with. I need a thing to happen in my life for which approval of someone close is required. I tried everything to convince but it has not yet turned out the way I want it. It has now left me with the “belief” or “hope” that it will happen somehow and I will get approval. It is as if I am expecting miracle to happen somehow (I don’t know how). When I apply affirmation and say that I have got approval and everything is smooth and perfect now. I believe in it. But then questions like how, by whom, when starts pouring in, leaving me wondering somehow. If you ask me what you think shall happen at end. I get feeling from deep within that it will happen the way I want it. But when I “think” it doesn’t show me same thing every time. So is it a feeling of complacency? Does my belief work on other person’s will, decision making as well?

  86. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Amit,

    Just keep doing what you’re doing.

    With regard to belief working on another person’s will, you can to some extent provide influence but you can’t control them. That outcome is out of your control. Just keep doing what you need to be doing. Focus on what you can control.

  87. John Says:

    Hi Brian,
    I was wondering whether or not this program that you have developed, would be effective in developing positive and effective mindsets towards my studies, that will hopefully allow me to achieve what I want to achieve, that is, university entry to study Law.
    Secondly, I was wondering whether or not this program you have developed would be as effective when attempting to intergrate two mindsets or more, as it suppossedly is when attempting to intergrate one mindset. Because, in addition to wanting to study Law, I also want to be able to run 4km under 16:00 minutes to recieve promotion to the senior athletics squad. Up untill this point in time I have been unable to do this because, according to my coach, I don’t work up a sweat or look tired rather, I think about how far 4km actually is and it demoralises me, that is, it has a negative impact on me and causes me to run times, somewhere in between 18-19 minutes. I know I’ve got the fitness level, and my coach knows this as well. He says that once I get the right mindset/s I will be unstoppable. So, do you think this program can help me out?
    Thanks,
    John

  88. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi John,

    I believe this will help in both cases you’ve outlined.

  89. Rory Says:

    Hey Brian,

    Great article, I’m so inspired to finally found some literature that doesn’t just tell people what to do but how to do it!
    How did you discover this process for creating beliefs?

  90. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Rory,

    Thanks for the kind word. I appreciate it!

    This discovery was a result of just a bit of thoughts here and there stitched together over a period of time. I believe that most great ideas are formed like that so I always encourage others to write down their snippets of ideas in the hopes that one day, they’ll be able to put it all together.

  91. Rory Says:

    Hey Brian,

    Fantastic, do you use this yourself? and if so has it worked for you?
    and are there anyways to refine the process?

    Cheers

    Rory

  92. Brian Kim Says:

    Hi Rory,

    I do use this myself and it has worked.

    I think the process is as refined as can be in terms of simplicity.

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