You Won't Believe These Beliefs!
Recently I began looking for quotes that show the power of belief.
What I found surprised me.
While I prefer to focus on the positive, these show just how powerful beliefs can be. (I’ll be posting more of these on Twitter so be sure you are following me there. And of course, I’ll follow you back. Just click here to add me.)
Here’s a few of what I found.
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” (Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895)
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” (Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943)
“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” (Ken Olsen, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977)
“The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” (Western Union internal memo, 1876)
“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” (Marshal Ferdinand Foch, French commander of Allied forces during the closing months of World War I, 1918)
From a persuasion standpoint, you can clearly see the problem you’d have if you needed persuade any of these people. Their beliefs would clearly need to be addressed. But it goes beyond merely addressing them. This effects their entire world view. And if others had bought into their positions, where would we be today?
But the bigger lesson here is the realization that beliefs (including values) really do run our lives. They shape what we see and what we don’t see. They enable us to be rich and successful or poor and limited.
The great thing is that WE HAVE CHOICE.
Examine what you believe about why you are where you are today. Examine why you do or do not have the money you want. And examine why you are creating the life of your dreams or are manifesting the excuses as to why you don’t have it. It’s your choice – choose well.
Now, tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you. And while you’re at it, share this post on Twitter, if you would.