Belief carries disproportional energy
Belief is a funny thing. You think you have it, but then you realise that long term belief isn’t something that’s easy to come by. You start building something on the basis of the belief in your idea but somewhere along the way, realise that it’s tougher than you ever thought it was, requiring a lot more boring, intense work. At this point, if your belief isn’t strong enough, or if there’s even a shade of doubt, the chances that you’ll give up are high.
The thing is, the information we have is forever changing. Belief in one thing today could change in light of information tomorrow. And that’s okay, because it leads us to pivot from what we’re doing & gets us to the next post. But the problem is that without strong belief in the bigger picture, the chances of making any sort of progress are low.
“Belief carries disproportional energy” - Rick Rubin
People who’ve made any sort of change have had a sense of belief that exists in every pore of their body. It shows in their words, their actions & most importantly their eyes. It shows up in what they read, how they behave & what they spend their time on. Spending time with someone who truly believes in something can make you question your own beliefs & your own truths. That’s the power of belief, because you see something that no one else can see.
Belief is the starting point of anything, without which nothing is possible. If you don’t believe in what you’re doing, how can you ever align your actions & mindset into turning that belief into reality?
When you’re working on anything, its usually a good idea to periodically pause & ask yourself, do you still believe in what you’re doing? Do you believe that its possible? Because unless the answer to that is a Fuck yes, chances are that its a no. And if there’s even a slight amount of faltering in your belief, the chances of it not working out are a hundred percent.
Irrational belief is the only thing that makes us do things we never thought were possible.