A long time ago a man who became the father of the US Auto Industry made a very profound statement which still rings true today. This man's name is Henry Ford, and this is what he said: "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."

I can also put it another way, "whether you believe you can or you can't, either way you're right". This is because your thinking is consistent with your belief. You have to first believe I Can, before you can think I Can. Conversely, if you don't think you can, it's only because you don't believe that you can.

Your belief system affects every aspect of your life, from how you relate to yourself to how you relate to others and how others relate to you. In fact, how others relate to you is nothing more than a reflection of how you see yourself.

If you want others to think highly of you, you must first believe that you are valuable and worthy. In other words, you must think highly of yourself.

If you want others to believe in your vision you must first believe in your own vision. Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi all believed in their vision of a non-racial society where people of all races will live together in peace, love and harmony.

Barack Obama had to believe in his own vision of a new and better America. And by doing so, he inspired a whole nation. That is what made the difference between him and the other candidates. He believed in something and he was selling this idea to the people, who in the end bought it.

Why do you need to believe in something? Everything you produce or stand for is a reflection of you. The way people view you is the way that they will view whatever you stand for, whether it is a product or service. If they like you or what you stand For, they'll likely like your product or service.

What this means is that your belief is directly related to your success or failure in life.

Somebody who believes fervently can change situations that seem impossible. There are those individuals in the business world commonly referred to as turn-around specialists. They are often handed companies that are on the brink of collapse and that no-one wants to touch. Yet they somehow manage turn it around. An example of someone like that is Mitt Romney who was running for the Republican presidential nomination.

How do they do it? They are able to do it, because they believe that they Can.

Somebody who has faith; in other words, believes that it is possible can drive a car on an empty tank for a whole day, as I have done many times.

Sometimes the difference between healing and not healing is belief, also called faith.

Whenever Jesus met people who needed healing, he always asked them, "Do you believe that I can make you well?" and whenever they replied yes, the healing always followed. Why would Jesus do that, even when it was clear to him and everybody else that the person is sick and therefore needs healing? The reason is simple: Jesus knew that belief facilitates healing and hence it was necessary to get people to believe, before they receive it.

I always thought that if a product works for A, B & C it will also work for me. I discovered this is not necessarily the case. Sometimes the difference between whether a product does for you what the owner claims it does or doesn’t, depend on your belief and expectation. If you have a negative attitude towards the product, it’s probably not going to work for you, even though it worked for someone else. It doesn't mean the product is bad, it just means your belief and expectation got in the way.

Lance Armstrong not only defeated cancer, which is already an unbelievable feat in itself, but he went on and won the "Tour De France, the premier cycle race in the world, a record 7 times. How did he do it? By believing He Can.

As I write this article, he is busy training to try and win it an unprecedented eight time.

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