Ya gotta have Faith! But is that enough?

When the word “faith” is mentioned, most people relate it to God or religion, but regardless of your belief system, faith is the starting point to all success. What exactly is faith?

1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something

Trust Me

I think most people would say that they have faith in themselves more than they do in others, but do they really trust in themselves?

I don’t think so.

If everyone trusted in themselves and their ability then they would attempt more and therefore accomplish more, rather than be held back by fear.

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.”
~Mary Manin Morrissey

In this blog, I mentioned the verse that says “Faith without works is dead.” This tells us that having faith without acting upon it, is basically pointless. You have to do something, and if you don’t, you actually have no faith.

Is “waiting for your ship to come in” a good strategy? No, that’s only hoping that maybe, just maybe, something will happen on its own.

Are You Faith Full?

Having true faith can allow you to overcome so much adversity that it may surprise you. It’s the only way that you can accomplish more and grow beyond your limitations, real or perceived.

Tim Tebow is a great example of this. We all know that he has faith in God but what about in himself? He openly admits that he’s not the most talented guy but also feels that no one will work as hard as he will in order to improve and to win, and win he does.

I was in Denver this weekend so I got to witness Tebowmania at a local sports bar and boy was it electric. This quarterback, who so many feel is not very qualified for his job, has 6 wins and just 1 loss as a starter in the NFL and he adds leadership to a team that needed it at the quarterback position.

In an episode of The Biggest Loser (ironically fitting for what many people think of him) Tim Tebow said the following.

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work as hard.”

“I knew there would be bigger, faster and stronger players than I am, but no one would work as hard.”

Oh and it should be known that this episode was filmed and aired before Tebow was the starting quarterback.

Look Before You Leap

We’ve all heard the expression regarding “a leap of faith” but have you noticed that it’s usually related to someone’s success? Often someone will say “I just thought it could work” or “I felt I could do it” and often with no other explanation for why they succeeded. It was a gut feeling or faith in themselves and the opportunity.

Will it always work? No, but will it work more if you try? Of course, because if you don’t even try, well, you can’t succeed can you?

If you can figure out the risk before hand, and then plan the steps it will take to accomplish whatever it is that you desire, then how can you fail? And even if you fail, there is success in that. You learned, you grew and you can move on or start over and get it right the next time.

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”  
~Gail Devers

I have faith in you, you should too.

Rob Liano
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer
1.855.832.ROCK (7625)

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