The greatest wisdom lies in knowing that you know nothing (The inspiring story of Socrates.)

Naturally, when anybody opens up their mind to absorb more knowledge, or learn anything, they become more knowledgeable—and in many in stances, wiser! This is exactly what part of the title of this article means, especially when knowledge is gained on the platform of “knowing nothing”—or, at least, “knowing little”.

A lot of wise people have lived on the Earth, and vanished from it. Many of them left their mark, but there is one person whose story and status as one of the wisest people ever, will continue to ring strong inspiring bells in the heart of humanity—Socrates!

The major problem in today’s world, as it was during Socrates’ time in ancient Greece, was that many people who were regarded as elites, professionals, or philosophers, “knew quite a lot”—but didn’t know as much as Socrates had presumed that they knew prior to the time he interviewed them, and interacted with them intellectually.

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Socrates was a common man who came from a poor background and lived in Athens of ancient Greece. He lived during a time when human beings believed so much in nature spirits whom they worshipped and called “gods”.

Socrates was not well bred; this made him a bit disadvantaged during his times; he wasn’t considered to be among the “elite class” neither. He was a polite man who—unlike the elites, professionals and philosophers—offered his services for free. He didn’t care much about being popular; he didn’t start or establish any school like the philosophers who lived after his time.

The beginning: How Socrates arrived at the conclusive and popular statement: “The greatest wisdom lies in knowing that you know nothing”

Along the journey of life, many people come across a lot of statements and beliefs, and are taught a lot of things which “might” or “might not” be true. Many people accept whatever they are told or informed, but this was never the case with Socrates.

Socrates was always inquisitive about everything and never accepted anything as true until he could prove or disprove it by himself; even the oracle at Delphi—the oracle of the ancient Greek gods—couldn’t convince him that he was the wisest person during his time.

Actually, Socrates started gaining popularity in the ancient world when the powerful oracle of Delphi declared that he was the wisest man alive. When this information spread around like wild fire, everybody wanted to know who Socrates was—even the people who had already known him as an inquisitive person who was never fed up of asking about the why, when, where, how of everything.

How would someone so inquisitive and thirsty for knowledge be the wisest man alive? How could that be? How? While people were trying to know more about Socrates, he was already busy questioning the oracle’s judgement and proclamation, and asking why he was the wisest man in the whole wide world. In fact, when he received the news, he called himself a fool—but the oracle still insisted that he was the wisest person!

The overly inquisitive Socrates was confused. Why? In terms of reputation and records, he had none; he was a novice, and nowhere near the elevated heights of the elites, professionals, philosophers, or popular Sophists of his time. On the other hand, his earthly reputation didn’t change the reputation that the lofty gods had concerning him; they esteemed him to be the wisest person, and that was the end of the discussion—the oracle of Delphi would say no more! For it had spoken as loud and as clear as usual.

Socrates’ personal search for the truth led to his conclusion that “The greatest wisdom lies in knowing that you know nothing”

As Socrates saw it, in terms of reputation and records, which the society held and still holds on high esteem, he really knew nothing at all. Socrates wouldn’t accept the oracle’s judgement; so he made a strong decision to find out why the oracle of Delphi declared he was the wisest man when the politicians and most elite people of the day didn’t even know he existed.

He made up his mind to continue being as skeptical as he used to be about everything prior to the declaration of the oracle. In order to be convinced, he decided to make it his life’s mission to put the judgement of the oracle to test. To do this, he started interviewing the greatest and most elite people in ancient Greece, and assess the type of wisdom they had. He wanted to know what stuff they were made of.

Socrates knew that if he could convincingly find someone who was wiser than himself, he would be able to disprove the wise oracle for the first time ever. In all reality, the oracle at Delphi was very powerful and believed to have never failed when making judgements or declarations.

Years later he came to a wise conclusion which is a grand lesson for all humanity

After interviewing the first person who happened to be an elite politician, Socrates concluded that—although the politician, and many people thought that the politician was wise—the politician was not really wise.

In fact, after the interview, as Socrates was walking away from the politician, he reflected in his thoughts: “Well, I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance…it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent—that I do not think that I know what I do not know.”

It was based on this insight that Socrates used to approach future interviews, and mold his unique foundation for philosophy. The masses, and the politician whom Socrates interviewed, believed that the politician was wise and knew enough to be regarded as a wise man.

Yet, after having a conversation with the man, Socrates came to the conclusion that the politician overestimated the level of the knowledge and wisdom he (the politician) possessed. In addition, the politician pretended to know things that he didn’t really know much or anything about.

In many aspects of life, the politician was regarded as being intellectually superior to Socrates, but Socrates found out that the man foolishly assumed that he knew many other things, and that his assumptions gave him the privilege to assume things beyond his specialization or subject domain.

Certainly, this type of mentality is not the hall mark of true wisdom. Maybe if King Solomon or Jesus Christ lived during the time of Socrates, and Socrates had visited them, he might have been able to disprove the oracle’s judgement because of the history of their profound wisdom—this is a subject for discussion which would be suitable for another day.

Socrates compared his wisdom with that of the politician and further concluded that he was wiser than the politician, and not because he knew more than the politician, but because, unlike the politician, he (Socrates) knew that there were many things that he (Socrates) didn’t know, and he (Socrates) admitted!

Every day afterwards, Socrates discovered that many elite people pretended to know what they had no knowledge of

To Socrates’ surprise, other politicians and elite people with the highest reputation (whom he later interviewed) were almost completely deficient of real wisdom; also, many people who had much lesser reputations were much wiser than the so-called “highly reputable elites” of the society.

It got to a point that Socrates lost belief he would ever find a wise person. Even poets of his time, when questioned, couldn’t convincingly state the meaning of the poems they wrote. When asked many questions, the poets were just as arrogant as the politicians.

With time, Socrates observed that the whole society was making a mistake by assuming that people who had a certain specialty were “wise” or “elite”. He began to believe that it was wrong to assume that people who had success or a special talent, were generally wise, or geniuses.

Socrates was perplexed by how people carried themselves so high as if they possessed all the knowledge in the world; worst still, when questioned, most of them weren’t capable of proving that they had certain knowledge they indirectly claimed to have.

Socrates discovered a lot when trying to disprove the oracle’s declaration that he was the wisest man of his time: everywhere he turned to, he found presumptuous and arrogant elite people who were only pretending to be wise, but didn’t have “real wisdom”.

Finally, Socrates believed that there was nothing spectacular about the wisdom he possessed—even though he had come to the conclusion that other people were not a wise as they claimed to be

At the end of Socrates’ attempt to disprove the oracle—which he couldn’t—he started believing that the oracle could be right after all; but even so, there wasn’t anything interesting about his wisdom that one should be too excited about.

He felt that, although other people liked to exaggerate what they knew, and show off their wisdom, he wasn’t necessarily wiser than them. He started asking himself:

  • What if being wise means not having enough knowledge, and admitting that one doesn’t have enough knowledge?
  • What if being wise means not having enough knowledge, and being aware of ones limitations?
  • What if being wise means finding out how much one does not know?
  • What if the wisest person on Earth didn’t necessarily have all or sufficient knowledge, but was someone who had the courage to admit that he knew very little, or nothing?

Conclusion

It is very likely that the powerful and real-life oracle of Delphi in ancient Greece was right from the very beginning when it had proclaimed that Socrates was the wisest man of his age, regardless of the fact that he was a nobody in society, and was a novice who was nowhere near the level of the so-called elite class of his time.

Whatever the oracle truly meant—which is not so clear—Socrates wanted to get clarity about it, and pursue it to the later end; and he did with all humility, simplicity and honesty. Socrates critically addressed the things that people think they know and what they really know—these are two different things that people always mix together and cause a lot of disharmony in the society—sometimes, leading to a fake society.

It is true that when compared to universal knowledge (knowledge of the universe, or knowledge of everything), we don’t know much at all; only GOD does! However, this shouldn’t stop us from exploring and learning more without being boastful or excessively assuming.

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10 important things you should “do” and 10 others you should “not do” in order to be contented and successful in life

Where do you think you will be in the next three or five years? Probably, you could be in the most beautiful city having fun with family or friends; or maybe, you could be on an Island you had longed desired to visit since you were a kid. If we take fortune out of the scenario, the plans and actions you take today will go a long way in determining the extent to which you will be contented and successful future.

To a great extent, your success lies in your hands. Regardless of how many definitions people have for contentment and success, contentment and success actually depend a lot on what you define them to be. Your definitions might differ a lot from the definitions of other people.

What make you contented and successful in life is personal to you. Your siblings, partner, parents and friends might have their own definitions of contentment and success, but their definitions will always remain their own; they aren’t meant for you! Whatever makes or will make you feel contented, happy and successful, is what your definition of contentment and success should be.

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Being contented and successful isn’t necessarily about having all the riches in the world, or winning every award. Actually, it’s all about personal fulfilment. One person might feel contented and successful travelling around the world, while another person might feel contented and successful pursuing their own passion in a country, city, or even a small village.

Although we might not always be able to give an all-encompassing definition of contentment and success, history has shown that there are certain things that can give and maximize one’s level of contentment and success, and make one more contented, productive, happy, and successful.

Generally, there are some things you must do, and others you must not do—“do not”:

10 important things you should do in order to be contented and successful

(1) Find what you like doing and engage in it

Oprah Winfrey once made a statement that has become a very popular quote: “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it”. In order words, if you would be happy doing your job without receiving payment, then you are on the road to success. If you don’t like something, then you would be wasting your time engaging in it.

(2) Always be positive and think big

It might be difficult to always feel big or great, but it will always be great to feel great. The danger most of us will ever face will arise because of our inability to think positively, and think big. Many people fall too short of their expectations because from the very beginning, they aimed too low and were consistently negative along the way. Don’t always put away your dreams because of negativity, or because you want to follow an easier route that leads to nowhere. Have faith and unwavering thoughts that you will succeed!

(3) Balance or harmonize your work together with your life

Success could become as boring as it usually does whenever people concentrate or engage too much in what they like, and to such an extent that it takes over all other interesting things in their lives—they make their work or dreams take over their life instead of harmonizing the two together by providing time for both work and life. Don’t spend countless hours on your work or dreams to the detriment of your entire life.

(4) Be consistently active—always be willing to work

Every now and then, give yourself a task to do—be active! If we think about all the great achievements that a number of men and women accomplished and make this world a much better place, we will appreciate the benefits of being active and sticking to commitments. Leonardo da Vinci once said something like this: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and made things happen”.

(5) Be courageous enough to follow your intuition and take risks

If you strongly believe and desire to achieve something, then you might have a faint idea about what to do in order to materialize it. When you have sufficient belief and perception, no matter how little, don’t be afraid to take a step (or necessary steps) to get things going. Generally, you have to trust your own instincts in many areas of life.

(6) Establish positive relationships

The best societies, organizations and institutions are the ones that have or cultivate positive relationships which lead to productivity and success. The best types of leaders or people have always been those who never causes commotions, and didn’t fight with people; they were friendly to everyone around them, and people liked them for their friendly nature.

(7) Always have faith—believe that you have the ability to succeed

Success depends a lot on your how much imagine yourself achieving something(s)—achieving the unseen! In life you will always come across people who will doubt your abilities and give you reasons why you won’t achieve your goals and desires, most especially when you are yet to take a step; but regardless of what they think, do, or say, keep on having faith in your own abilities; then one day your hidden potential will come to light much to your utter surprise!

(8) Always educate yourself

We all know the popular wise words: “knowledge is power”. Indeed, knowledge is really power, and probably more than power too. Educating yourself with knowledge and skills could enhance your potential. On terms of financial success, studies have shown that the more knowledgeable or educated one is, the more like they are to make money. Not all types of education have to be formal; one can be educated on anything that can bring contentment and success.

(9) Set boundaries with certain types of people

Generally, be loving, caring, and have open arms, but don’t accept disrespect and abuse from people who normally emit negative vibes. The world has very odd and negative people, and it’s better to know when and how to handle some of their excesses which could infect you on the long run when you don’t straighten things out and early enough.

(10) Always be ready for the unexpected—anything can happen tomorrow

As long as you live, do all you can to acquire knowledge and understand how things work, but always keep this thought in mind: no amount of knowledge or understanding can take away the unexpected circumstances that each person will inevitably face tomorrow. Always have a Plan B in mind in case the unexpected happens.

10 important things you should not do in order to be contented and successful

(1) Do not blame other people whenever things don’t work

Everyone will be able to taste true success if they put down their garments of excuses, stop making excuses, and start being accountable for most of the things they blame other people for. Most people have the tendency to blame others, and this usually delays collective progress.

(2) Do not doubt yourself—don’t be afraid of failure

Your level of confidence today will continue to play a huge role in how contented or successful you will be in the future. Confidence in yourself can take you to the next level even when you are yet to achieve your dreams. Don’t pay attention to doubts. Whenever you feel discouraged, concentrate on positivity and ignore discouragement and doubt.

(3) Do not put important things off

It can be difficult to change. Self-improvement and self-development are not always easy initiate and do. When things are difficult, it becomes easier to keep them for another day. Stop procrastinating, and start putting those important pieces together. To be contented and succeed at the highest level, you must stop putting off important things.

(4) Do not think that you don’t have a choice

Regardless any circumstance, there will always be a choice. Sometimes you might even have to choose between two things that look equally average, below average, or even bad. However, there will still be a chance to make a choice. In any situation, don’t sell your soul!

(5) Do not always continue doing the same thing and expecting a different result—use new ideas

Although many people are aware that two plus two will always be equal to four, they waste all their determination and energy to make two plus two equal to five, or a number that’s much higher—this is illogical and unnatural! Albert Einstein said—and I agree—that insanity means “doing the same thing and expecting a different result”. The truth of the matter is that in many areas of life, if you keep using one approach, you will continue to get the same results, no matter how much you hope for something else.

(6) Do not expect everything to always work out precisely the way want

People can be untrustworthy, and nature does things whenever or however it likes; so nothing is completely certain—this has been the way of the world since the beginning. Don’t trust anyone completely, and don’t always expect people to love or help you. On the other hand, do all you can to make things work, and leave the rest in the hands of people and Mother Nature. Note that everything will not always work out on its own; be creative and take responsibility for yourself.

(7) Do not say “yes” when you are supposed to say “no”

The Christian Bible says, “let your yes be yes, and your no be no”. When you say “yes” to one thing, then at the same time you would be saying “no” to others. If you say yes to academics and examinations, then you must say no to “playing around consistently”. The major problem in our society today is that saying “no” is a great challenge for many people, and this has caused a lot of problems in organizations, businesses, and relationships because saying “yes” has led to lots of disasters. In many instances, refrain from using comments like “I am not certain”, “I might not be able to”, etc.

(8) Do not mismanage your finances

Regardless of your income or how much you make, if you manage your money, your financial stability will be ensured and maintained over a long period of time. Keep track of your expenses in order to have insight and prevent over-spending—or spending on irrelevant things. Take a critical look at your expenses in order to be sure your finances are not wasting.

(9) Do not compare your life with the lives of other people

It is quite unfortunate that many people measure their progress or success in life by comparing their lives with that of other people who live around or far away from them. Many people have the tendency to compare the negatives in their lives with the positives in the lives of other people. Instead of comparing yourself with people who are better off than you, think about all the homeless, poor and severely ill people whom you are better off than—count your blessings! If you want to start feeling contented and successful, value your own life and the things you have, great or small.

(10) Don’t live in the past—live in the present, and concentrate on the future

There could be a lot of benefits gained from by looking at past successes, and getting inspiration from them; however, one should be careful because if it gets to one’s head, it could make one become stagnant and not move ahead to achieve more success. Also, if one concentrates on a negative past, they could become much more negative and not achieve anything substantial in the future.

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Milestone—About 3,000 followers in 10 months, and 2,148 eBook downloads in 3 months

I never thought I would publish an article about blogging milestones such as “number of followers”, or “number of downloads”—but I’ve just done that now! However, the aim is only to provide motivation for those whom it could inspire.

Number of followers

When this year started on January 1, 2019, I had only 187 followers after about 2½ years from the day I started operating this site! But as at the date of publishing this post (November 11, 2019), I have around 3,110 followers—this almost about 3,000 followers more since the beginning of year 2019.

Number of eBook downloads

Although WordPress.com stated on my dashboard that file download counts were not recorded before July 2019, I actually started putting free download buttons to my eBooks on articles/posts since the middle of August 2019, which is roughly 3 months ago.

During this time, my 91-page self-published eBook which is on Amazon, was downloaded a total of 1,320 times on my site, while the remaining 7 eBooks were downloaded 828 times. Generally, my eBooks have been downloaded 2,148 times on my site within the last 3 months from the date this article was published.

2148 downloads

If you haven’t gotten a copy of my 91-page inspiring eBook, then click here and download the eBook (PDF) for free—“Real Faith that can Deeply Inspire You Forever”. (Download Instructions: When you click the above link, also click the “Skip AD” button that will appear around the top right corner of your screen, and the file will appear for download. Alternatively, if the “Press allow” button appears, click it so that the file(s) will appear for download.)

This book can really boost your faith, positivity level, and also change your perspective about life. The chapters in the book are as follows, and in the following order:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

  • The shield of faith
  • Developing the shield of faith

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

3. Your outcome in life is determined by what you believe in: faith or fact

4. The reality of invisible worlds & life: physical & spiritual

  • Evidences of invisible life
  • The reality of the spiritual world, & life after death

5. How to develop strong faith

  • Definition of faith
  • How strong faith can be developed
  • Certain things that can affect faith

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

  • Have a good intention to acquire what you desire
  • Decide what you want
  • Give unto others so that it will be easier for you to receive
  • Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

  • If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?
  • Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

  • Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible changed the course of the world
  • The New York Times
  • Nineteenth century chemists
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

9. Prophets of technology, or Prophets of GOD?

  • Two great visionaries
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jules Verne
  • Were they prophets of technology, or prophets of GOD?

10. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

  • Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory at the top of the ladder
  • Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another
  • Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever
  • The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad
  • Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

11. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

  • Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?
  • So how can we acquire faith?

12. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

  • But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?
  • Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history
  • Some popular and inspiring quotes on unlimited potential & possibilities

13. The universality of GOD’s power

  • GOD’s power is so universal, it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation
  • The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit
  • The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

14. The everlasting generosity of GOD, the universe, or Mother Nature

  • The generosity of GOD seems to be a law in the universe! Why? Because it can be seen everywhere

How faith comes, grows, and increasingly becomes stronger!

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How to lose weight fast by thinking thin

Contrary to what many people think, the foundation of success for any weight loss plan, program or procedure starts in the brain, not outside of it. Many studies have shown that when certain people stick to a diet, it works; on the other hand, the same (or other types) of diets don’t work on a long term basis for other people.

Advances in psychological studies have proven that—like success—thoughts also govern the outcome of weight loss plans, programs or procedures. Very experienced psychologists have succeeded in developing and applying mental strategies or tricks to help people who have not been successful at dieting or weight loss programs because of the type of passion and emotions they have for food.

Many people love to eat and find it difficult to say no to the type of rich foods and chocolaty desserts that usually end up harming a lot of people’s bodies. Many people are constantly faced with the temptation to watch the sorts of foods they eat, and the quantities they consume.

At the end of the day, many people end up being unsuccessful with the weight loss programs they once planned to adhere. If such is your experience, then you may need to work with a psychotherapist, trained psychologist, or diet coach.

What is “thinking thin”?—The science of “thinking thin”

“As you think, so you are”—The Christian Bible. “Thinking thin” simply means having the mindset or mentality of someone whose weight is either thin, slim, or just okay—not fat. “Being fat” depends a lot on how one thinks, feels and handles everything associated with it.

The easiest way to lose weight fast is by thinking thin: you can think thin to lose weight

One’s psychology about weight will have an impact on how they go about gaining weight, maintaining weight, or losing weight. People who struggle to lose weight have a completely different mindset from those who are thin or slim, or just okay with their weight!

The people who enjoy food and eat it whenever they like, have a very different mentality from those who believe they have to consistently monitor what they eat, and control their food intake.

The mentality of thin people—people who “think thin”

Many studies have shown that thin people eat intuitively: they only eat when they are hungry, and they stop once their stomach is full. If thin people are not hungry, then they won’t eat. It’s as simple as that for them!

Those who succeed at thinking thin without any qualms are used to eating when their stomach feels somewhere between “slightly hungry” and “hungry”. Also, they usually don’t eat when their stomach is somewhere between “almost satisfied” and “full”.

On the other hand, people who struggle to control their weight and adhere to weight loss programs, usually force themselves to control what they eat—they consciously and consistently have to monitor what they eat.

Subconsciously or consciously, thin people can differentiate between “desire” and “real hunger”

When people who think thin see something that looks tasty, they first assess and check whether they are really hungry or not before taking a decision to eat. People who think thin don’t give into unnecessary cravings for food, especially excess of it.

People who think thin are able to easily resist the temptation to distract themselves from a diet, or tolerate food cravings without giving in. Why? Because they are always perceptive to the obvious fact that—like hunger—food cravings will pass away with the passage of time!

Behind every change in behavior, there’s a lot of change in thinking: you can use the psychology of real weight loss to succeed in losing or controlling weight

If you are the type of person who finds it difficult to adhere to diets or weight loss programs—you struggle to control what you eat—then there is one very powerful thing you can do to turn everything around: “think like a thin people”, and use the psychology of real weight loss to succeed in losing or controlling weight.

In most case when it’s difficult to change one’s mindset and start thinking like thin people, then that’s the perfect time to seek the help of a psychotherapist, trained psychologist, or diet coach.

A successful thinking thin program for you

Psychotherapists or trained psychologists have an understanding of weight loss that is different from what the majority of people believe. The experienced ones believe that weight loss doesn’t depend much on what people eat; they believe that it depends on why people eat, and how they eat.

A clear and complete understanding of the mindset of a thin person is crucial and can help anyone change how they handle or deal with food, and control the physical outlook of their body.

If you find it hard controlling your weight and how you eat, there is a highly recommendable program that can work for you the same way it has worked for two individuals I know.

By the time you finish the program, you will have the ability to start “thinking thin”, and both weight loss and control would look easy and natural—not genetical, or based on one’s fast rate of metabolism!

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Thinking thin will make you slim down and remain slim—use it to re-train your brain, and lose weight naturally

Are you fed-up being unsuccessful with your weight loss battle? Would you like to get used to thinking the way slim people think—by “thinking thin”? Always remember that you have the same will power that “thinking-thin” people have, even though it seems unfair that you can’t control your weight or how you eat at the moment.

Download this eBook for free: “Real Faith that can Deeply Inspire You Forever”—it can inspire you to overcome challenges & achieve greatness. (Download Instructions: When you click any of the above links, also click the “Skip AD” button that will appear around the top right corner of your screen, and the file will appear for download. Alternatively, if the “Press allow” button appears, click it so that the file(s) will appear for download.)

This new book can boost your faith, positivity, and outlook about life. The chapters in the book which consists majorly of ideas and content from this site, include the following:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

  • The shield of faith
  • Developing the shield of faith

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

3. Your outcome in life is determined by what you believe in: faith or fact

4. The reality of invisible worlds & life: physical & spiritual

  • Evidences of invisible life
  • The reality of the spiritual world, & life after death

5. How to develop strong faith

  • Definition of faith
  • How strong faith can be developed
  • Certain things that can affect faith

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

  • Have a good intention to acquire what you desire
  • Decide what you want
  • Give unto others so that it will be easier for you to receive
  • Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

  • If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?
  • Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

  • Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible changed the course of the world
  • The New York Times
  • Nineteenth century chemists
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

9. Prophets of technology, or Prophets of GOD?

  • Two great visionaries
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jules Verne
  • Were they prophets of technology, or prophets of GOD?

10. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

  • Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory at the top of the ladder
  • Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another
  • Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever
  • The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad
  • Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

11. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

  • Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?
  • So how can we acquire faith?

12. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

  • But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?
  • Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history
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13. The universality of GOD’s power

  • GOD’s power is so universal, it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation
  • The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit
  • The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

14. The everlasting generosity of GOD, the universe, or Mother Nature

  • The generosity of GOD seems to be a law in the universe! Why? Because it can be seen everywhere

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Stephen Hawking: living life to the fullest despite constraints and limitations

It’s quite common to see people live with different types of physical and spiritual constraints that either incapacitates them and makes them become so weary and weak to such a point that they lose all hope; on the other hand, it could invigorate them and make them become highly competitive and productive individuals.

It’s a sad fact that despite the wealth and abundance some people enjoy in the absence of disabilities or challenges, they still remain hopeless and unproductive! Their life proves the fact that life isn’t always what it seems to be from the outside—and yes, life is always what it is from the inside.

It is only from the inside that we can overcome

You can overcome all the limitations and constraints that engulf you if you muster enough inner strength, develop unwavering faith and tap into your unlimited potential.

No matter how difficult life is—even if you have been to the brink—you have to keep on focussing on how to apply the combination of your abilities, constraints and opportunities, and always remain flexible in your pursuit of what is important in the real world.

The resilience and productivity of Stephen Hawking in the midst of physical odds and constraints

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author who produced an extraordinary amount of work even though he had motor neurone disease.

He was almost completely paralyzed, and communicated through a speech-generating device which made his thoughts comprehensible to interested hearers who were always ready to listen to the interesting things he said.

Stephen Hawking might have appeared to be handicapped and doomed to live an unproductive life—but no; in the midst of his physical constraints, he explored and unveiled some of the secrets and wonders of the universe.

Yes, it is true that he wasn’t able to move around by himself. And yes, it’s also true that he needed assistance; however, despite the obstacles and assistance he was given, he continued to explore the stars and utilized his opportunity to study, think and write books.

The constant and never-decreasing desire to know more about the universe remained his compulsion and passion. Stephen Hawing had a very clear and undimmed idea of what he wanted despite facing limitations that would normally make many people unproductive for a lifetime.

We can all learn from the faith, zeal, courage, hard work and resilience of Stephen Hawking!

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Why you always have the ability to develop new insights & change your state of mind for the better

If you were to move around and ask hundreds of people how long they haven’t been happy, you’d get dozens of different answers that would either fall into the basket of happiness, or the basket of unhappiness.

With the level of hardship and sorrows in today’s world, it won’t be surprising to get answers such as: “I haven’t been unhappy for a whole month”, or “I haven’t been unhappy for three months”, “I haven’t been happy for six months”, etc., etc., etc.

If you go a bit further and ask the same people (who claimed not to be happy for a long period of time) if they literally meant what they said, you’d be surprised to hear that they’ve had some happy moments in between the time period they earlier claimed not to be happy.

Our states of mind are temporary—thoughts are the most powerful assets we have at our disposal

The way each person thinks at any moment in time can have a profound impact on their reasoning and the type of reaction or answer(s) they would give if they are asked questions.

The predominant thought at the moment could make you say things that are literally untrue if you look deeper than the moment. If each person makes a bold decision and selects their thoughts, they can always develop new insights at any time and change their state of mind for the better.

What has most often been overlooked is the obvious fact that our predominant thoughts at the moment—conscious or subconscious—are the same ones that manipulate our experiences and lives from behind the scenes.

A clear mind will help you develop new insights, depending on your area(s) of interest in life

Naturally, regardless of the predominant thought (positive or negative) that you hold in your mind at a particular moment, it takes a few seconds before another one comes in—and as always—a new one, depending on your state of mind at the moment.

The truth of the matter is that our thoughts change all the time, and it possible for us to have between hundreds of thoughts, and thousands of thoughts per day.

Also, we pay more attention to some thoughts than others which we might only give a few seconds of our concentration; this depends on what we are thinking about at a moment in time, and our ability to control our minds from the unceasing trend of endless thoughts that usually float around without restriction.

The more you leave those thoughts alone—especially negative ones—the clearer and healthier your thinking will be

It’s very true that thoughts can make someone age quicker, or look rejuvenated and more youthful. Because thoughts have a strong effect on the body, it would do us much good if we concentrate on new insights that consist of positive thoughts.

It’s quite okay to feel frustrated; however, feelings of frustration—which can be discarded if we make up our minds—always come as a result of the way we think regarding a situation, person, or thing.

Each person can always trace the reason behind their feelings—developing new insights can change the way we feel at the moment

Every conscious individual has a personal feedback system that can provide insight on why a certain feeling occupies their mind; this insight can always be accessed—it is always available!

The most successful people failed many times over, but found always found ways to develop new insight(s) and move forward ever, backward never.

Always remember—never forget—that you always have the ability to develop new insights and change your state of mind for the better.

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Before you venture into anything valuable, assess your values

While living in a world that is overshadowed by a powerful universe which cherishes values not often cherished on Earth, we have to be mindful of the values we hold in esteem whenever we want to venture into anything that is worthwhile!

Before you start anything, check whether your plan reflects any important values you would like your personality, business or brand to be associated with. Although most people’s or organizations’ values are tied with their goals and personal views or orientation about life, they can still work for them, and make a great difference in their activities.

People can come and go over the years, but your values should remain the same if they are good and highly valuable

Good values certainly have a strong spark of honesty and integrity rapped around them; so it is very important to get these qualities if you know you lack them; they can really make all the difference for you.

Everybody with a clear conscience surely knows what honesty and integrity both mean; these are qualities whose absence in any business can send the business straight to hell!

If you lack integrity, then it will be difficult to make people trust you

Your values will determine what you need to focus on much more than anything else. Every now and then, find out what is working, and what isn’t working, and weigh what needs to be reduced or discarded, and what needs to be increased.

This might sound easy to do, but it actually isn’t! In reality, it can be the most challenging thing to do—but at the end of the day, it will be worthwhile, and can bring your business high returns on investment (ROI).

When considering which values to select, always remember that is doesn’t always have to be about you; rather, it should be more about your friends, visitors, customers or followers.

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Whenever things become too difficult, just let them be—but whenever you can, don’t let things remain undone

Anyone who studies the events in history and around the world, would likely agree that when important things are left undone, they can slowly and abruptly lead to chaos.

But actually, how many things do we have the ability to get done? Not too many! We are only human and very much incapable of stretching ourselves beyond certain limits.

For example, we cannot do much to prevent the disaster handed out to some nations by the natural actions of tsunamis and earthquakes; neither can we do much to prevent the catastrophic actions of floods.

On the other hand, there are far too many things we can get done compared to the fewer things we can’t do—and that’s where our actions are needed in order to prevent future disorder and chaos.

When certain things overpower you, just let them be, and handover your concern to the highest power—GOD, or Mother Nature

When people cannot control or prevent a tsunami or earthquake from causing disasters, what usually happens? They either run away, or just let things be! Whenever you reach a point where you have to let things be, nature will do what is does, regardless of whether we take the result or aftermath in good faith, or bad faith.

When we leave many things (that are beyond our control) in the hands of the higher power, they usually become irreversible, but still turn into something more purposeful in the hands of the higher power—this is something that human beings cannot see on a short term.

For example, when people, plants and animals die, and there are cries here and there, no one sees a greater purpose thousands of years later when the same dead human, animal and plant bodies decay and turn into fossil fuel that will be used by future inhabitants of the same Earth that experienced death.

The point here isn’t to discourage people from crying for their love ones who have passed; rather, it is to enlighten people and encourage them to look far beyond their own physical existence and concerns!

Human beings and all living things are usually subjected to stresses that are beyond their limits—stresses that can make them leave things undone!

Oftentimes people go to great lengths or extents just to avoid or get away from pressure and stresses; on the other hand, embracing challenges will help you grow and depend more on the higher power; it will help you get used to the higher power which values life beyond this world (and everlasting life) much more than it values this short earthly life.

On the journey of eternal life, you must accept pressure and the obvious fact that there will always be things beyond your power to do—that’s when the higher power completely takes over!

For many successful people, the more they see their success in sight, the more productivity they maintain until the D-day! However, if they carried away by pressure and challenges without viewing things from GOD’s angle, they might fail to see any eternal lessons that can be learned!

A popular twentieth century philosopher, Buckminster Fuller, once stated: “You will never be given a task that you cannot handle…Your reward in life for learning the lesson is a bigger lesson”—you learn the bigger lessons of our future eternal life by learning the smaller lessons of this present short earthly life!

The phrase, “no pain, no gain” has much greater significance in the spiritual or eternal aspect of life than it does in the physical world, but many people don’t seem to be aware of it!

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What to do if you really want to do something—do it with your whole heart

One of the greatest sins that we can ever commit on the journey to success is “not doing something wholeheartedly”—not doing something enough—or, not doing something strong enough!

Many people lack some necessary zeal and vigor which are two useful servants of faith and unlimited potential or abilities: we don’t do what we know we’re supposed to do because we’re not sure we can accomplish it, even though it’s worthwhile.

At other times, we are not in a good mood and don’t have adequate amount of energy to do something well or wholeheartedly—and so we put it off, only to meet it another day and fight yet again!

Most times the heart doesn’t function with full force, or wholeheartedly. “Writer’s block” is a popular example of a restriction or mental pattern that causes people not to think and write wholeheartedly.

Writer’s block is an emotional or mental barrier that springs up in a writer’s mind, incapacitates them, and makes them unable to write what they truly love to write about.

Sometimes writer’s block can be so severe that a writer might have to visit a psychotherapist for help. Many writers have to overcome writer’s block before they can be able to make a living from writing.

If you don’t do something with your whole heart, you will likely become convinced that you can’t or won’t do many things well

By not doing something wholeheartedly, one might lose energy and motivation to do many things right away, even if they are generally easy to do.

Many people don’t actually need a psychotherapist; what they need is to understand how the mind works, especially when it loses motivation, or whenever there is any type of block.

The cure for procrastination or certain types of “blocks” is to go ahead and do what you want to do with your whole heart

The key to achieving something is to just to start doing it! The key to writing is to just start typing anything, even if will be the worst thing you will ever type—just start from somewhere!

In here book titled “Bird by Bird”, Novelist Anne Lamott stated: “Almost all good writings begin with terrible first efforts…you need to start somewhere. Start by getting something—anything—down on paper”.

By doing something wholeheartedly (with your whole heart), you will be able to disempower procrastination and pessimistic thoughts from taking control of your mind and thinking

If you are a writer, for example, the mere fact that you’ve taken action and started typing, is good enough to provide you with enough energy to achieve something valuable, no matter how slow you move.

Many people are incapable of summoning enough energy because they have become consciously or unconsciously afraid they won’t do things well. Whenever you are in the initial stages of doing something, use every little step or action to inspire yourself and move forward and upward ever, backward never.

In many ways, everybody is like a writer: “blocks” make us incapable of doing many things

It’s sad to see everybody with ideas, but only a few people getting their ideas worked upon and done; this is pitiful, especially when each person is really creative deep down within.

Everybody is very much capable of living a great life; however, many people are so afraid of ever doing anything to make it happen because they afraid they won’t be able to do things well.

Don’t be afraid. Once you believe you need to do something, just decide to put in all your best effort and start doing it with your whole heart—enjoy the motivation that would take over you when you start the process!

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Great things are often created gradually, not overnight—the same applies to your self-development

Most people who get very high on an idea of what they would like to become, usually start out with a very desire, but fail to realize that changes in human habits and beliefs usually take time because our subconsciousness (subconscious mind)—the bearer and storekeeper of all knowledge, powers and abilities—isn’t naturally used to changing overnight.

The subconscious mind needs visualization, positivity, good suggestions, patience and persistent belief in order to give it enough faith power that can effect many changes in habits and belief systems that have been ingrained over a period of time.

Because many people are impatient and want a quick-fire solution, they easily give up and remain their old selves

If one wishes to undergo effective self-development and change their habits, they always have to remember that great success, habits, qualities and abilities are often created slowly.

Many people don’t usually see and appreciate the value in small changes

Small or gradual changes have a lot of value and importance which many people often overlook. Everything in life, especially food and many useful processes, are grown or processed gradually, but still end up becoming or producing great products, results and success.

Great things can be accomplished if we focus on one small action at a time

If you see yourself as a great masterpiece in progress, then you would instantly appreciate the small changes that occur in your journey of self-development.

Also, you would be contented with improving gradually rather than giving room for negativity due to impatience and feeling that everything important can be done overnight.

Any little thing you do, and each effort you put in today will excite and motivate you, and give you the strength you need to progress on the long run and achieve your dreams.

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10 motivating insights that can bring out the best from past & present experiences

(Image credit: Pixabay.com.) No matter the type of experiences we’ve had in the past, or present, we can use them to our advantage and raise our abilities, intelligence, and competence, amongst other qualities.

If we expect to sail smoothly on the waterways of our never-ending life journey of personal development, and make it interesting, exciting, adventurous, and filled with positivity and success, there are some important things that we should always be mindful of, and consider every now and then in order to keep our development in appropriate check, viz.:

(1) If we don’t learn from past mistakes and apply them wisely in the future, we will still get older, but not any wiser

Generally, people assume that the older everyone gets, the wiser they become; but this is not always true because many people just continue to be foolish and make many mistakes that should have been avoided if they had actually learnt lessons from past mistakes.

Sometimes after we take steps, we observe that we’ve made mistakes—especially completely new and different ones. If we can learn from each mistake, old or new, it will be difficult for us to repeat them, or other related mistakes in the future.

The older we get, the more new areas of life become exposed to us, and the more likely we will be prone to make errors or mistakes. The thing is this: we should become wiser after learning from mistakes, not the other way round—which is foolish.

(2) Sometimes people make serious mistakes which might not be deliberate. Sometimes, when we think people know what they are doing, it could be that they just don’t know what they are doing at all

In some instances (probably many), whenever people behave badly towards us, it might be due to their naivety or foolishness, rather than any deliberate act of theirs.

At times people make mistakes in the way they bring others up, or end a relationship, not because they intended to do it that way, but because they didn’t know any other way to do it better.

(3) Whatever has happened, has happened! We can’t go back and change anything. We should learn to work with where we are, and what we have

We have to accept things that have happened, and build on that. It wouldn’t do us any good to go back to the past and beat ourselves up—and the truth is that we can still change many things, but change will come gradually, and a bit later.

In the journey of life, nobody is perfect; if anyone is perfect, that person wouldn’t have come to Earth. Usually, we are always allowed to start where we are, with what we have, and make a choice each day to become better.

On the other hand, no matter how much we fight, do our best, and try to do the right thing, there will be certain days when we might not succeed.

No matter what happens, the motto should always be to keep moving forward and upward ever; backward never.

(4) There are some things in life that are very important, and a bunch of other things that are not so important. It won’t be so difficult to know which ones fall into either category

There are a bunch of things that don’t count, and are not worth the time to concentrate on. I don’t mean that we cannot have trivial things in our lives; we can, but we should discard trivial things if they attract negativity, anxiety and confusion.

Paying money back to people you owe, is important. On the other hand, bothering about whether to wear an armband to go and pay the money, or not, is not so important. Teaching children valuable life lessons is important, but dressing them in expensive clothes is not that important.

(5) It is very important to dedicate our lives to something good. However, dedicating the self is a very personal choice. It is important to know precisely what we are dedicating our lives to, instead of not knowing at all

Whatever it is that we really want to dedicate our lives to, we shouldn’t cause harm to other people in any way: we should try to live as decently as possible. In this regard, there are quite a number of things we can choose to dedicate our lives to—and we know what they are.

(6) If we expect to get the most out of life, we have to keep all avenues or options open: we need to be flexible in the way we react to, or approach life

We need to be ready to roll with whatever weather or storm that shows up, especially when we least expect. It can be easily observed that people with rigid beliefs and few options usually lose battles when new challenges or situations arise.

The thing is this: if we stick to an established pattern without thinking about other ideas on how we could possibly  adjust to new circumstances, we might be setting ourselves up for long-term failure when the unexpected tides of life show up.

We should always try to see life as a friend that we can get closer to and roll along with, rather than an enemy that we should run away from.

(7) We should learn to be always thankful, even when we face the uphill struggles of life

Although we have no other better option than to battle with all the ups and downs of life, we have to keep moving forward ever and backward never.

If we don’t do so, we will be swept away easily, and probably off course. Each battle, each struggle and challenge we face, should be approached with the attitude that we will become more stronger, more fitter, and more prepared to face the uncertainties of tomorrow.

(8) We have to muster all our strength and be the very best at anything we do. Don’t relax; don’t aim to be the next/second best

This point seems to impose a great responsibility on us. It really sounds difficult to be (or become) the best, but it’s possible.

Probably, we should take the middle way: whatever we are doing, we should try to put our best into it, and do as much as is humanly possible for us to do.

(9) We should look at the past and learn from it, but never concentrate on it. There is nothing we can do to change the past; we have to turn our attention to the present, and have high hopes in the future

Truly, it’s quite difficult to resist the temptation of looking and dwelling on the past. However, if we want to succeed in life, we have to turn our attention to today, now, and a hopeful tomorrow.

(10) Whenever it is necessary, ask questions. It is true that we might not like the answers we often get, but at least we will become more knowledgeable and wiser

Many views and comments in the world are based on assumptions. The truth is that, most times, when people are assuming, they think that they know something when in reality they don’t know anything.

Asking a few questions here and there, would help to clear up any assumptions that could mislead us on the long run. Whenever people make assumptions which are later confirmed to be wrong, things might have already gotten worse.

We assume that other people know our plan, or that they like what we are doing, but in reality they don’t. It’s better to ask questions right from the start, and have precise information. In fact, asking questions helps clarify many situations.

Real life story on how hardship & challenges can help you travel deep down inside and find your true potential

It is quite common for people to leave things undone when they are supposed to do them and elevate themselves to a higher position. Many people who leave things undone, also don’t listen to good advice and recommendations from other people.

Generally, most of us procrastinate and forfeit the internal journey to our true potential. We must all travel that internal path which will certainly lead us to discover of our true potential—if only we are serious about it.

Your true potential is your real and eternal identity that’s waiting to be motivated enough to come alive

The journey to self-discovery or true potential is one that every man and woman must take alone—by themselves—and in combination with the harmony between them and the universe which is their eternal home.

Some people who fail to find their true potential, consider themselves a failure at life’s calling because they’ve been unable to find their true potential.

The inspiring real-life story of Anthony Burgess: how hardship and challenges can actually help you find our true potential

Anthony Burgess (an English writer and composer) had found out that brain tumor would kill him in about a year’s time after he got the information.

It was a serious issue, and he knew that he had a major hardship and challenge on his shoulder like many people around the world usually do; but good enough, it wasn’t able to deter him from finding his true potential.

At the time, he was completely broke and didn’t have anything substantial to leave behind for his wife (Lynne) whom people assumed would soon become a widow.

Although Anthony Burgess had never been a practicing composer or novelist, he always had faith that he would write great works, even when it was claimed he would soon die

Faced by hardship, a great challenge, death, and a desire to leave behind money and royalties for his wife, Anthony Burgess began writing like many people do today.

Around 1960, he put a paper into a typewriter and began typing/writing; and although he wasn’t certain his work would be published, he couldn’t think about doing anything better with his life before dying.

According to his own words “It was January 1960, and according to prognosis (prediction of the course of the disease), I had a winter and spring and summer to live through, and would die with the fall of the leaf”.

Surprisingly, around that time Anthony Burgess wrote energetically like someone who had found their true potential; he ended up finishing five and a half novels before the year was over.

The amount of work produced by Anthony Burgess is nearly equal to the lifetime work of E. M. Forster, and almost twice the amount of work produced by J. D. Salinger.

Contrary to medical prognosis and wide-spread belief, Anthony Burgess didn’t die

While in the process of writing what many people would consider “the last writing of his life”, Anthony Burgess’ cancer had abated and vanished completely.

He ended up writing more than 70 books during his lifetime; however, without the death sentence from medical prognosis, he might not have had any hardship or challenge that would compel him to find his true potential.

Many people in the present-day are like Anthony Burgess—we need hardship and challenges to make us sit up and wear the crown of true potential

Greatness is silently sleeping within many people who actually need or deserve to be handed tough situations and a state of emergency that can awaken their true potential from slumber.

If we don’t learn to take advantage of the positives in hardship and challenges, and see how crisis can inspire people’s best efforts and make them much better, then we will tend to create a life based on comfort, and not be challenged by anything.

For those of you who have already located your true potential, don’t wait for something tragic or challenging to come your way before you get going with your true potential. Use your true potential to challenge yourself from within.

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This new book can boost your faith, positivity, and outlook about life. The chapters in the book include the following:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

  • The shield of faith
  • Developing the shield of faith

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

3. Your outcome in life is determined by what you believe in: faith or fact

4. The reality of invisible worlds & life: physical & spiritual

  • Evidences of invisible life
  • The reality of the spiritual world, & life after death

5. How to develop strong faith

  • Definition of faith
  • How strong faith can be developed
  • Certain things that can affect faith

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

  • Have a good intention to acquire what you desire
  • Decide what you want
  • Give unto others so that it will be easier for you to receive
  • Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

  • If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?
  • Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

  • Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible changed the course of the world
  • The New York Times
  • Nineteenth century chemists
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

9. Prophets of technology, or Prophets of GOD?

  • Two great visionaries
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jules Verne
  • Were they prophets of technology, or prophets of GOD.

10. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

  • Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory at the top of the ladder
  • Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another
  • Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever
  • The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad
  • Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

11. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

  • Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?
  • So how can we acquire faith?

12. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

  • But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?
  • Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history
  • Some popular and inspiring quotes on unlimited potential & possibilities

13. The universality of GOD’s power

  • GOD’s power is so universal, it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation
  • The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit
  • The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

14. The everlasting generosity of GOD, the universe, or Mother Nature

  • The generosity of GOD seems to be a law in the universe! Why? Because it can be seen everywhere

Please share this post and information about the book; it can really boost someone’s faith, positivity, and outlook about life.

Thank you!

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How faith comes, grows, and increasingly becomes stronger!

Although many people lose the powerful feeling or strong impact of positive words and thoughts long after they have been read or thought about, it doesn’t mean that continuous hearing or reading of positive words doesn’t have a long-lasting impact—it certainly does!

The history of events surrounding Jesus Christ and his disciples shows that “faith comes by hearing…hearing by the word of GOD”—Romans 10:17 (The Christian Bible).

Faith doesn’t always come as a complete or instant package, especially if one is new to faith. Faith comes, accumulates or increases by hearing. This is true, if not, Jesus’ disciples would have been able to cast out the demons that possessed a boy about 2,000 years ago. 

But they were unable to—much to Jesus’ dismay—even though they had lived with Jesus, heard many positive messages he uttered about GOD’s greatness, and seen many great signs and wonders that he did over and over, again and again.

The truth of the matter is that the faith of Jesus’ disciples had not yet come, grown, or become strong enough to do what their master did on a regular basis.

Funny enough, a centurion who never interacted much with Jesus prior to the time they met, shocked Jesus with his faith even though he never had the opportunity to hear Jesus’ positive words, or seen the great wonders Jesus effected in real life—read Matthew 8:5–13 (the Christian Bible).

The faith that achieves great success is not a respecter of persons

Without a sufficient amount of faith in yourself, it would be difficult to achieve great feats in life; it would be even more difficult to please GOD, the owner and master of the universe!

“But without faith, it is impossible to please GOD…”—Hebrews 11:6 (The Christian Bible)

If GOD demands that we have faith, regardless of how difficult or impossible it is for us to generate faith, then the responsibility rests on us to do the needful in order to get faith!

And the needful thing is to continue to believe and be positive in the midst of challenges: we have to continue hearing, meditating, and believing in positivity or positive thoughts.

Contrary to the belief system in some religions, the word of GOD does not refer only to the scriptures—or specifically The Christian Bible. If good, inspiring and uplifting words or thoughts have their basis and foundation in GOD, they can also be referred to, or regarded as the word of GOD!

In reality, the word or GOD consists much more of thoughts than literal words; and the thoughts consists of the power of GOD which is only positive and uplifting! The written word of GOD is the power of GOD in written form—in human writing; this depends on the type of language used.

Faith comes by hearing—also, faith will continue to grow stronger by continuously hearing or reading positive things

Generally, GOD’s words have informed us that without faith it is impossible to do great works, and please Him.

But, good enough, he has told us how to get faith—by hearing and continuously believing. So if we don’t have or develop faith, especially in the midst of challenges, then GOD is not to be blamed.

It would be wrong to blame GOD for our lack of faith; this is also true about salvation which is outside the scope of this article. You cannot acquire certain levels of faith without continuously hearing meditating on the word of GOD or positivity—positive words or thoughts.

How does faith for healing come? It comes by continuously hearing and meditating on the word of GOD or positivity (positive words) concerning healing.

How does faith for miracles come? It comes by continuously hearing and meditating on the word of GOD or positivity (positive words) concerning miracles.

How does faith for the prophecy come? It comes by continuously hearing and meditating on the word of GOD or positivity (positive words) concerning prophecy.

How does faith for wealth come? It comes by continuously hearing and meditating on the word of GOD or positivity (positive words) concerning wealth.

How does faith for general success come? It comes by continuously hearing and meditating on the word of GOD or positivity (positive words) concerning general success!

Are you interested in developing strong faith? Download my self-published book on Amazon for free, and consume it: Real Faith that can Deeply Inspire you Forever (PDF). On the other hand, you may decide to buy it, or read the digital (Kindle) version on Amazon for free if you are a registered member of Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

Note that hard cover copies of the book are also available, and can be purchased here. In case you satisfy Amazon’s requirements for giving reviews, kindly give your best possible review by using the “customer reviews” button at the bottom of a web page that can be accessed via the link in previous paragraph.

This new self-published 91-page eBook will teach you how to tap into the real power of faith that has been dormant and silently sleeping deep within you. If you are wondering why you don’t have the abilities or powers that other people have, or how you can become less worried and less anxious than people who lack far more things than you do, then this book is for you!

Why search for real faith and power on the outside when all the power you’ve ever wanted has been silently sleeping deep within you?

Are you wondering why you don’t have the abilities or powers that other people have?

Are you wondering how you can become less worried and less anxious than people who lack far more things than you do?

Have you been wondering why the power to do great deeds only resides in a few individuals who have lived on the level of Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and other great men and women who worked wonders on this planet?

Accomplished people are not the only fortunate ones. You have power deep within you too; you only have to dedicate some time to be positive each day, and gradually tap into the great faith sleeping within you until it comes out to the surface!

If you have been wondering why the power to do great deeds only resides in a few individuals who have lived on Earth, then this book will provide you with a clear and inspiring answer why accomplished people are not the only fortunate ones. You have power deep within you too!

The eBook contains 14 very inspiring topics and a practical, simple and effective example on how to develop your faith alongside stillness and quietude which are two important cornerstones of real faith; in addition, it will help strengthen and maintain your faith if you can only dedicate some time to read, re-read and meditate on the book—especially the lesson in the topic “How to develop strong faith”.

You may like to read the following related motivational articles:

The power of words

Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

Faith is stronger than experience—unfortunately, faith is not as cheap as experience

Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

“Science fiction” is equal to “science” plus “faith”—today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s reality

How keyword optimization made my article attract the highest number of views & rank almost 1.0 on Google—6 screenshots & a practical example

It is widely believed that gaining experience is the best way to learn and become more certain or confident in many areas of life. My experience in testing and applying keyword search optimization on a few articles has been paying off—but I know this is just the beginning! Screenshots of stats from my website’s dashboard, and Google search console reports proven that keyword search optimization (or “keyword optimization SEO”) will always attract views from other search engine; in addition, Google search console performance reports have shown that my site has an average position on 1.4 (almost 1.0) on Google whenever searches/queries are made with the long-tail keyword: “Types of technical drawing”. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

It is widely believed that gaining experience (or trying out things) is the best way to learn and become more certain or confident in many areas of life. My experience in testing and applying keyword search optimization on a few articles has been paying off—but I know this is just the beginning!

Since I started publishing content on the internet 7 years ago, I’ve never really liked the idea of concentrating on keywords or applying keyword search optimization, most especially because of the extra effort it requires and the rules that have to be followed in order to properly incorporate it when producing content.

On the other hand, stats from my website’s dashboard, and Google search console performance reports have proven that keyword search optimization (or “keyword optimization SEO”) will always help articles attract views from other search engines, even if followers from a hosted platform (for e.g., Weebly, Blogger, WordPress.com, etc,) are not attracted to the article enough to make them “comment” or “like” the articles.

One major lesson I’ve learnt is that even if nobody is attracted enough to “comment on” or “like” an article that is first published within a hosted platform (like Blogger or WordPress.com) where most site owners or bloggers get/have their respective followers, the article can still receive the highest number of views from all types of search engines, especially Google. (But keyword search optimization will be needed to get there.)

This has “almost” been the case with one of my articles titled Definition & types of technical drawing. The article has roughly one-third the number of likes and comments that My reception of “the versatile blogger award” has; yet still, the former has been viewed 400+ times more than the latter.

In fact, as at the time of writing, My reception of “the versatile blogger award” was on the 1st position in terms of total number of likes from WordPress.com-based readers, while Definition & types of technical drawing was on the 71st position. We can all agree that results would have been very different if readers from outside WordPress.com—such as Google, Bing, Yahoo Search, Facebook, etc.—decided, or were easily allowed to like/comment on WordPress.com-based posts.

In order to express these realities more, we will look at screenshots, stats and analysis of a one of my article’s views on my site’s WordPress.com-hosted dashboard, and Google search console performance reports, respectively. In addition, we will briefly discuss 2 other articles that respond to searches/queries and attract views from Google.

Before we move forward, truth be told: over time, keyword optimization can help your articles attract the highest number of views as possible from all search engines, especially the most powerful one: Google. The right application of keyword search optimization can bring your website a lot of exposure, visitors, customers, conversions, and even money.

Generally, we will discuss the following:

  • Definition of keyword search optimization.
  • Importance/advantages of using keyword search optimization.
  • Screenshots, stats and analysis of my highest viewed keyword-search-optimized article titled: “Definition & types of technical drawing”.
  • Practical example: where and how to place keywords.
  • Conclusion.

Definition of keyword search optimization

Keyword optimization can be defined as the process of conducting keyword research in order to analyze and select the best keywords that would be able to target and drive qualified traffic from search engines to a website and its article(s).

Why do most websites and blogs take keyword search optimization as a “do-or-die” thing? Because the proper use of keywords can actually make a difference for websites and blogs.

It has to be noted that keyword search optimization is very important in the initial stages of planning for content production and search engine marketing campaigns.

Importance/advantages of using keyword search optimization

When it comes to search engine marketing, keyword research and optimization is very important because it offers high and valuable returns. As a content writer or blogger, searching for/using popular keywords (both short-tail and long-tail) will really help to produce trendy content that can attract organic traffic.

Keyword search optimization can actually help your content reach and attract potential customers if you have an idea of the words/keywords that are mostly typed during queries/searches. And to do that, you can use a keyword optimization tool website in a way that will be explained further below.

The undeniable fact is that, on search engines, most websites are ranked for quality in combination with an appropriate use of certain keywords. The use of keyword search optimization has the following advantages:

  • It attracts an engaged audience: the type of audience you are looking for.
  • It leads to increased conversion in terms of views and sales: it helps relevant content not only to attract visitors, but also to convert them to customers and sources of cash or revenue generation.
  • It gives content creators and bloggers insight into current internet marketing trends. By consistently analyzing keywords, it becomes easy to always understand internet users’ and consumers’ behavior, and what potential customers are mostly searching for.
  • It helps to prioritize time properly and not waste it on creating content that uses inefficient keywords which can’t attract as much traffic as other more efficient ones can. Using the right keywords can greatly increase a site’s return on investment (ROI) in terms of views and exposure.
  • etc.

Screenshots, stats and analysis of my keyword-search-optimized article titled: “Definition & types of technical drawing”

Although the article Definition & types of technical drawing doesn’t have/hasn’t had anything close to the highest number of likes and comments on my site since it was published some time ago (February 15, 2019), it currently attracts between 30 and 50+ views per day, even when I don’t publish. Initially, it started from a few views per day, but was/has been increasing every day until its now around 50+ views per day.

Most of the views come from Google; you can see the stats for only one day on “Screenshot 1” below.

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Screenshot 1: the article’s average Google views per day

As you can see, the stats on the image show that my website attracted a total of 167 views on August 16, 2019. And even though I didn’t publish a new article on that day, my website was referred 63 times from Google, while the article itself attracted 55 views, and my Google search console performance clicks and impressions for days and weeks also confirm that most of the article’s views always come from Google, rather than from WordPress.com.

The good thing is that the longer an informative and keyword search optimized article stays on the internet, the more it tends to increasingly attract search engines, and the more it will be found, especially if content quality and keyword search optimization are properly incorporated into content during the writing stage, and prior to publishing.

As you can see on “Screenshot 2”, as at the time of writing, my site has been referred 963 times from Google, 156 times from Bing, and 20,156 times from WordPress.com’s reader in 2019; while the article itself has received 1,352 views from all search engines (including Google). Generally, as at the time of writing, my site has 110 articles, and has been viewed about 42,300+ times.

In addition, daily stats and observations from Google search console performance reports have proven that the article (even though comparably less popular on WordPress.com), has been viewed about 900+ times or more from Google; and this can be linked to keyword search optimization.

Screenshot 2_No. of views 2019

Screenshot 2: article’s total number of views

I also applied keyword search optimization to 2 other articles which have also been doing quite well on Google as you can see on “Screenshot 2” (above) and “Screenshot 3” (below) of my site’s stats dashboard and Google users’ queries/searches such as “why study environmental science” and “why do we need to study environmental science” (both are related to my article titled: 15 Reasons why you should study environmental science), and “christian freelance writing jobs” (related to my article titled: Christian freelance writing jobs: 19 websites that pay for submissions).

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Screenshot 3: performance and Google search console report on Google users’ queries for related articles

Generally, as you can see on “Screenshot 2”, no other article has attracted more views than the article under discussion; in addition, “Screenshot 3” informs us that no other article on this site has attracted more clicks and impressions on Google than Definition & types of technical drawing; it’s just way too far ahead of the rest.

In fact, the stats (August 17, 2019) on “Screenshot 4” shows that the article has an average position on 1.4 (almost 1.0) on Google whenever searches/queries are made using the long-tail keyword: “Types of technical drawing”.

Screenshot 4_Average position on Google
Screenshot 4: average position of article whenever a specific query/search is made by users on Google

As defined by Google, the average position, which is based on searches from every part of the world, is the average position of a website in search results whenever a specific search/query (for e.g., “types of technical drawing”) is made during searches by internet users.

One important thing to always remember is that proper use and placement of keywords can make it extremely possible for content to be easily seen and accessed through all types of search engine; be it Google, Bing, WordPress.com, etc.

The performance/stats of quality and keyword optimized articles on Google can be very inspiring and provide more insight to people who are interested in knowing the benefits of keyword search optimization.

A little bit later, we will view a brief practical example on how a combination of a keyword optimization tool website, and keyword search optimization (or, keyword optimization SEO) can be applied during writing process, and before publishing articles. The great results of such a combination usually show up long after keyword optimized articles have been published.

Practical example: where and how to place keywords

In order to explain where and how keywords should be best placed, we will use one of my most recently published articles as an example; it’s titled: Why WordPress.com is the best platform to build your website—comparison with WordPress.org.

Take a look at “Screenshots 5″ and “Screenshot 6” below:

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Screenshot 5: search result showing the first 7 keywords
Screenshot 6_search result showing the 8th to 23rd keywords
Screenshot 6: search result showing the 8th to 23rd keywords

Now, assume you are the person producing/writing the article, and follow the instructions below:

  • Think and concentrate on the exact type of article you want to write about, and write the main keyword and title down. You might not get the exact title you want at the beginning, but first, just write something important down, especially the keyword. The title should have an important specific word (or keywords). In this example, I am affiliate marketer who wants to genuinely encourage people to sign up with WordPress.com because of the obvious benefits/advantages, and stats; so I’ve decided to write a detailed and convincing article explaining why WordPress.com is better than WordPress.org. The thing to note is that WordPress.com is the main keyword here; so go to the next step: search for other “related” keywords associated with WordPress.com searches/queries by search engine users. Generally, the aim is to create an article that will provide a higher number of people with quality information when they type various related long-tail keywords on internet, or search engines.
  • Type “WordPress.com” in the search box and wait a moment for results to unfold.
  • In “Screenshot 5”, you will notice 7 keywords arranged in decreasing order of search volume stats (which are hidden by the website) from top to bottom. It is not so important to know what the actual search volume stats are; rather, the most important information to take away from the search is that globally, the first keyword (WordPress.com themes), is the most searched keyword (or “long-tail keyword”), while “WordPress.com pricing” is the second most searched keyword; and the list goes on.
  • If you think the first set of keywords are not too relevant to the content you want to produce, then do a better or broader job by going beyond the first 7 (or even first 10) keywords. Look at more keywords by going further below; so take a look at “Screenshot 6” where you can see the 8th placed keyword, up to the 23rd placed one: “WordPress.com themes”, “WordPress.com dashboard”, etc.
  • Out of the first 5, 10, or 20 most searched keywords, select just a few that you know will be relevant to the content you want to produce for people to find, or read/view. The more keywords you select and use, the more easier it will be for many people to find your articles via search engines. One of the keywords that would likely benefit a WordPress.com affiliate the most is the third most searched keyword which is “WordPress.com vs WordPress.org”. And that’s what this article is centered on, with an edge that explains the benefits of using WordPress.com, and why people should sign up.
  • Use the keywords in your content as subtitles and make them bold and a bit larger so that even scanners (people who hurriedly scan content) can still be attracted to one or two subtitles which can draw their attention in, and finally make them read the whole article.
  • Finally, write a relevant and information-rich article, and ensure that the main keywords are in each (or at least some) of the sub-titles or sub-headings.
  • Alternatively, you could write different articles, with each article concentrating only on one keyword—one article for one keyword. But if you choose this option, you will have to write several articles in order to cover many keywords.

Note:

  • In order to get the best results, use bold subtitles and make sure keywords are placed in some of them, if not all.
  • Make sure articles are informative, clearly expressed, and contain good grammar and punctuation (depending on the language used).
  • Place sufficient white space in your content because most people find it difficult to continuously read or concentrate on content that leaves no breathing space or pauses for the flow of their trending thoughts.
  • Be patient because, even after getting verified on Google search console, it usually takes Google time to index a site; say from somewhere between a few days, and some weeks.

Conclusion

If you use a keyword optimization tool website, and follow the above instructions, it will be easy to carry out keyword search & analysis, structure your internet marketing agenda, and continuously attract the broadest base of any type of audience.

Note first that it’s important to verify your site on Google search console in order to gain access to insightful stats that can sharpen your keyword search optimization strategy. You can do verification through your site’s WordPress.com dashboard, or here.

Because of the extra effort involved in applying keyword search optimization, most site owners, marketers and bloggers don’t find time to optimize keywords in their content.

This is not always good because the absence of keywords and keyword search optimization can negatively impact a site’s search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) status/results, respectively. If you don’t choose and use the types of keywords that are often sought after, it might be a bit difficult for your content to be found on the wider internet base. That means lesser, little or no traffic; and lesser, little or no views, sales and money as well—especially if, in addition to the absence of keywords, you don’t have a solid base on social media platforms.

By consistently applying keyword search optimization, and expanding your website’s database of keywords, your site traffic, views, leads and sales will always continue to grow at an optimal level.

WordPress.com

If you are interested in reading updates on the content of this article and seeing screenshots of the positions of one of my articles on Google at 1.3, 1.2, and 1.1—1st position in 28 countries—then click the following links:

How keyword optimization continues to make my articles attract increasing numbers of views from Google—with screenshots

The feeling of blogging to 1st position on Google in 28 countries

Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

(Image credit: Pixabay.com.) In many areas of life, the study of things that were deemed “impossible”, actually opened up completely unexpected paths to greater human endeavors—especially in science and technology.

In many areas of life, the study of things that were deemed “impossible”, actually opened up completely unexpected domains in many human endeavors—especially science and technology.

Many events in recorded history have proven that what one person thought was “impossible”, was often regarded by another person as a “possibility”—actually, one person’s food is another person’s poison.

Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible, changed the course of the world

It is sad to note that there were times in the past when certain reputable media outlets, professional bodies and scientists lacked positivity and belief, and declared that a number of scientific and technological ideas were hopelessly impossible:

The New York Times

During the 1920s and 1930s, Robert Goddard, who has been regarded as the founder of modern design & operation, was severely criticized by people who believed that rockets would never travel in space—in fact, they disdainfully called his pursuit “Goddard’s Folly”.

An unforgettable incident occurred in 1921 when the then editors of “The New York Times” made a disgraceful statement against Dr. Goddard’s work: “Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools”.

The editors believed it would be impossible to send rockets into space because there would be no air in space for rockets to push against.

Unfortunately for the unbelieving editors, there statements have been found to be misguided and worthless for over several decades after their unfair criticism and utterances.

Nineteenth century chemists

Chemists of the nineteenth century popularly declared that it would be impossible to find a substance—popularly known as “the philosopher’s stone”—that could turn lead into gold.

Back then, 19th century chemistry was based on the fundamental immutability of elements such as lead; fast forward to this generation and see the big difference because lead atoms can now be turned into gold.

Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin, who is widely regarded as a prominent physicist, declared that “heavier-than-air” devices such as aircraft, would not be able to fly; also, he assumed that X-rays were deceptive, a hoax, and that the idea of the “radio” would be fruitless and without a future.

It’s surprising to witness how much time has passed by, and yet all the things Kelvin thought were impossible, have become possible, and continue to remain so till date.

At the end of the nineteenth century, most scientists thought it was impossible for the Earth to be up to a billion years old. Lord Kelvin widely declared that molten Earth would take between 20 to 40 million years to cool down; his statement contradicted that of geologists/Darwinian biologists who claimed that the Earth could be up to a billion years old.

Finally, the impossible was proven to be possible after the discovery of nuclear force by Madame Curie and other scientists showed that if the center of the Earth is heated via radioactive decay, it could be kept in a molten state for billions of years—which the Earth’s age actually is.

Albert Einstein

Initially, in the 1930s, Albert Einstein believed it would be impossible to make an atomic bomb.

Atomic physicists had already known that there was an appreciable quantity of energy located deep within nuclei—in accordance with Einstein’s equation, E = mc2; however, they wrongly assumed that the energy in each nucleus was too insignificant to use in making an atomic bomb.

On the other hand, atomic physicist Leo Szilard remembered H. G. Wells prediction in a 1914 novel titled “The World Set Free”, in which Wells predicted the development of the atomic bomb.

According to the book, Wells believed that the secret behind the atomic bomb would be discovered by a physicist in 1933.

Fortunately for Szilard, after he came across Well’s book in 1932, it inspired him to develop an idea in 1933 by magnifying the power of a single atom through a chain reaction, so that the energy generated from splitting a single uranium nucleus could be magnified trillions of times, and employed in making the atomic bomb.

Szilard conducted more experiments and held secret negotiations with Einstein and then American President Franklin Roosevelt; this led to “The Manhattan Project” which was used to build the atomic bomb.

“Black holes” were once regarded as “science fiction”. In fact, Einstein wrote a paper in 1939 which “proved” that it would be impossible for black holes to be formed.

Yet, in the present-day, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray telescope have proven the existence of thousands of black holes in outer space.

Stephen Hawking

The great cosmologist Stephen Hawking tried to discover a new law of physics that would prove that time travel is impossible—he called his idea “chronology protection conjecture”.

Unfortunately, after many years of research, he was unable to disprove time travel. In fact, contrary to his idea, physicists have demonstrated that a law which would prevent time travel is beyond present-day reality.

And because there is no law that can prevent the existence of time machines, physicists see the possibility to create time machines and do time travel in the near future.

Observation

Each person has the power to believe in all types of possibilities and not be affected by the negative beliefs and influences of faithless reputable media outlets, professional bodies, people, and even great scientists.

Conclusion

Knowledge is power: the reason why certain technologies were deemed impossible was due to the obvious fact that some basic laws of natural science were unknown; this created huge gaps in the understanding of science back in the day—no wonder many scientific and technological ideas were considered impossible.

Throughout history, time and time again, people who studied things that were deemed “impossible”, stretched and broadened the boundaries of science and life, and inspired other scientists to believe that anything is “possible”.

The ideas and technologies that are regarded as “impossible” in the present-day, will become possible in a few years, decades, or centuries into the future. 

You may like to read other related articles on faith and possibilities via the following links:

Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

Faith is stronger than experience—unfortunately, faith is not as cheap as experience

How faith comes, grows, and increasingly becomes stronger!

How to develop strong faith

How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

The type of faith that can deeply inspire you

There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

Your Outcome in Life Is Determined By What You Believe in: Faith or Fact

The feeling of blogging to 1st position on Google in 28 countries

Once again, the purpose of such an article is only to provide inspiration. The journey of a blogger or site owner can be hard, arduous and discouraging without having any idea or evidence of long-term benefits.

All of us need a bit of motivation here and there along the way—hence the aim of the post: to inspire! If we do not keep on trying, we might not know how easy it is to cut or bypass the hidden barriers!

Many musicians’ songs are topping charts in several countries across the globe. I’m not a musician, but for several weeks one of my articles has been topping Google’s number one spot in 28 countries whenever this popular keyword is typed: “types of technical drawing”.

This comes as a surprise, especially when the concerned article (Definition & types of technical drawing), which was published in February 2019, gradually and increasingly attracted views until this month (September) when it attracted far more views (especially via Google) than it ever did between February 2019 and the last day of last month (August 2019).

I wrote about the article’s stats which can be read via the following links:

When these two articles were published, the average position of the concerned article was 1.4 and 1.3 respectively. At the time of publishing (today), the most recent average position of the article was 1.1, although the Google Search Console report of my website, which was last updated about 9 hours prior, recorded 1.2 as the average position.

Screenshot 1_Average position 1.1 on Google

Screenshot 2_average position on Google 9 hours prior to position 1.1

The Google Search Console report for my article’s position on Google in 32 countries

Screenshot 3_Position of article in first 8 countries

Screenshot 4_position of article in 9th and 10th countries

Screenshot 5_Position of article in 11th to 18th countries

Screenshot 6_position of article in 19th and 20th countries

Screenshot 7_Position of article in 21st to 28th countries

Screenshot 8_position of article in 29th and 30th countries

Screenshot 9_Position of article in 31st and 32nd countries

Fellows, always keep your heads up! You can always make it! You can always do anything!

Just published my book on Amazon—Thanks for your continuous support & endless motivation

This post is not actually dedicated to me; it’s dedicated to all of you who have been reading, liking, and commenting on my articles, especially the ones on motivation.

Without interacting with all of you, it would almost have been impossible to generate sufficient motivation to continue writing articles, and combine ideas and content from a few of them to produce a book which, after a lot of questioning from Amazon, has finally been published.

Many people might not believe that I wouldn’t have been able to write a book without motivation from interacting with you all; however, this is very true because I never actually planned to write a book in the past until I started blogging—and most especially, interacting with bloggers and the wider internet base.

Hundreds of followers downloaded the eBook “Real Faith that can Deeply Inspire You Forever” (in PDF) some time ago when I published an article about it, and made it available for free via download buttons.

I was deeply inspired by the number of downloads, and decided to search online for where to publish it for sale. Now it has been accepted and put up for sale on one of the world’s most popular platforms for viewing, reading and buying Kindle and paperback books—Amazon.

Just published my book on Aazon Kindle

 

Just published 1

 

Just published 2

 

Just published main 1

Download my self-published book on Amazon for free: Real Faith that can Deeply Inspire you Forever (PDF)On the other hand, you may decide to purchase it or read the digital (Kindle) version on Amazon if you are a registered member of Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

Note that hard cover copies of the book are also available, and can be purchased here. In case you are able to give reviews on Amazon, kindly give your best possible review by using the “customer reviews” button located at the bottom of a web page that can be accessed through a link which is at the ending part of the previous paragraph.

This new book can boost your faith, positivity, and outlook about life. The chapters in the book which consists majorly of ideas and content from this site, include the following:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

  • The shield of faith
  • Developing the shield of faith

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

3. Your outcome in life is determined by what you believe in: faith or fact

4. The reality of invisible worlds & life: physical & spiritual

  • Evidences of invisible life
  • The reality of the spiritual world, & life after death

5. How to develop strong faith

  • Definition of faith
  • How strong faith can be developed
  • Certain things that can affect faith

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

  • Have a good intention to acquire what you desire
  • Decide what you want
  • Give unto others so that it will be easier for you to receive
  • Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

  • If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?
  • Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

  • Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible changed the course of the world
  • The New York Times
  • Nineteenth century chemists
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

9. Prophets of technology, or Prophets of GOD?

  • Two great visionaries
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jules Verne
  • Were they prophets of technology, or prophets of GOD?

10. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

  • Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory at the top of the ladder
  • Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another
  • Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever
  • The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad
  • Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

11. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

  • Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?
  • So how can we acquire faith?

12. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

  • But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?
  • Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history
  • Some popular and inspiring quotes on unlimited potential & possibilities

13. The universality of GOD’s power

  • GOD’s power is so universal, it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation
  • The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit
  • The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

14. The everlasting generosity of GOD, the universe, or Mother Nature

  • The generosity of GOD seems to be a law in the universe! Why? Because it can be seen everywhere

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How to develop strong faith

Although faith in GOD is the greatest type of faith everyone should acquire, faith in one’s self is very important and necessary in many areas of life. And to those who think developing faith in one’s self is wrong, the best reply I’ll give is the one my greatest role model Jesus Christ gave his—then—faithless disciples who couldn’t heal a boy that was possessed by an unclean spirit; Mark 9:23 states: “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.

Good enough, faith is not a respecter of persons or religions; rather, it’s there for anybody and there for the taking. Faith is something that has to be cultivated and properly taken care of until (and even after) it matures and produces great works and wonders.

We can observe that despite the close relationship Jesus had with his disciples, they (only the disciples) were not able to cast out demons that possessed a boy whose father earlier brought him to the disciples; read Mark 9:18 which states: “… and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not”.

Definition of faith

Faith can be defined as complete trust or confidence in GOD, someone or something. It can also be defined as deep belief in religious doctrines based on inner spiritual conviction rather than physical proof. Faith is usually planted firmly in the heart, and is mostly strengthened on the basis of things that can’t be seen, rather than things that can be seen.

One of my best definitions of faith that supports the previous sentence, can be seen in Hebrews 11:6 of the Christian Bible which states: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Contrary to this definition, we can easily observe that too many people need physical proof in order to strengthen their faith, and this is not the right way to develop faith.

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Faith can either be positive or negative, and can shift between extremely positive and extremely negative limits. Each person has a certain amount of faith which can become more positive or negative, depending on how they cultivate it, especially when they face the ups and downs of life. Negative faith works against people, while positive faith works in favor of people, and each person will get results in life based on their faith, or what they deeply believe in: “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”―Proverbs 23:7.

How strong faith can be developed

(1) By regularly cultivating quietude or stillness

One of the best foundations for developing faith and unfolding more of the subconscious mind power or spirit is stillness, or quietude which leads to calmness or composure—the ability to be composed or relaxed regardless of the challenges and anxieties experienced in life. Our almighty creator says in Psalm 46: 10―“Be still, and know that I am God …”. The lesson in this scripture is that the onus of being still or calm is on us (it rests on us), and depends a lot on how best we control our thinking and make our inner being “still” or “calm” to as great an extent as possible. One way to do this is to regularly practice quietude, composure or stillness, and seeing our challenges in a more relaxed or better perspective.

One illustration that can be practiced each day is to imagine you’re a great leader and your mind is a working place that has a lot of noisy thoughts as workers who are always obedient to your commands—even if at the moment it doesn’t appear so. (As one practices regularly, one would start to see the results when noisy thoughts become more and more controllable till they actually become quiet.) Now, whenever you’ve made up your mind to keep noisy thoughts under your control, tell these workers that work is over, and you want them to close work and keep quiet so that you can instill some sense of calm that would benefit the whole environment or mind in which they work.

When practicing this, positive results might not be seen early on, but if one consistently practices quieting their thoughts every now and then—if possible daily—especially in a quiet place, one would observe that they are gradually beginning to be more composed, able to control their thoughts more, and switch off the endless noisy thoughts that jump into their mind whenever they like. But the problem is that too many people have become so accustomed to concentrating on noisy distractible thoughts to such an extent that they have no time to cultivate qualities like quietude, stillness or composure which are strong foundations for faith in the subconscious mind or spirit.

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People are too busy bothering about the next lottery, the next presidential election, the next big movie on TV, what they would like to wear the next day, etc.—and they bother to such a point that they have no time to concentrate on the things that really matter. Always remember that that every mundane daily activity is to some extent completely trivial because they won’t matter in a few days or years from now; but many years from now, it will matter to you how you cultivate stillness and quietude today.

No man or woman can successfully apply faith by harboring thoughts of worry or anxiety; yet every man and woman can use stillness, or quietude—which instills calmness—as a firm foundation for the development and stability of their faith.

It could be very harmful for those who desire to develop faith if they consistently worry and get involved in negative discussions that can make them cultivate negative faith instead of positive faith.

Why not practice for about 30 minutes every day. Practice sitting or lying down comfortably and peacefully—and remember you must stay in a way that wouldn’t make you feel discomfort on any part of your body. Let your mind become still. Remember: “Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46: 10) is one saying; another saying that’s relevant to this post is: “Be still and know that you have strong faith within”.

If you can practice making your mind free of thoughts, worries, anxieties and doubts, then you will observe that in a month’s time you’ll be more still, calm, poised, uplifted, and quite a different person. Some people are not conscious of noisy thoughts, but noisy thoughts do exist, and can negatively affect faith, emotional and mental well-being—if not properly controlled.

(2) By regularly feeding on positivity

Naturally, depending on our past experiences, background and present experiences, faith could become more positive or negative. That’s why it’s important for faith to be nourished and cultivated in much the same way as a habit. Faith must be pampered, fed and carefully looked after, when feeding on positivity or persistent positive thoughts.

Also, if we want to continue developing faith, we must always be positive and repeat or re-affirm what we believe in until we obtain faith; we must re-affirm what we believe in till our beliefs are driven into our sub-conscious minds or spirits which are the greater parts of us. The sub-conscious mind, which is shielded away from all the noise that usually occupies the conscious mind, is the greater part of us which can work with our faith to produce great results.

Keep on repeating what you believe until it becomes driven or implanted in your sub-conscious, and then you will have automatic faith. Faith is not belief. Faith is something which usually grows or diminishes with us as we age. Many of us are Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, or Jews because our parents are/were Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, or Jews.

For many of us, we believe that what our parents believed was right, so our faith developed based on what our parents believed. But sometimes this type of faith diminishes when people get older and become exposed to other more convincing types of belief—one can see the difference between faith and belief in this illustration.

No matter how difficult things might appear to be, always tell yourself that you will overcome and achieve this or that—or that you firmly believe you will do this or that. You have to keep on re-affirming it or else you might not develop great faith. Faith becomes automatic when we consistently believe in something in a positive way, again and again until it sinks into our subconscious minds.

In much the same vein, if you repeat prayers time after time, then there would come a time when you would sub-consciously start to believe in them until the day your wishes come true.

The main work lies in convincing your subconscious mind to understand and cooperate. And once you’ve implanted that belief-turned-into-faith in your subconscious mind, then you don’t have to bother anymore because your sub-conscious mind will always remind your consciousness/conscious mind that you have faith, and you can do those particular things.

Even though there are many things you don’t have sufficient faith to do today, it doesn’t mean it’s over for you for the rest of your life. Keep on telling yourself with positive words and mind pictures that you believe one day you are going to do this or that, or whatever it is you would like to do in future; then in time, you will do it/them.

All successful people, those who become exceptional researchers, millionaires and inventors are people who have faith in themselves; they have faith that they can do whatever they conceive in their minds. This is as a result of the fact that they believed in their abilities and powers first; and then by consistently believing in themselves, they generated the faith which made their initial beliefs come to pass.

If you keep on telling yourself that you are going to succeed, you will succeed; however, you will only succeed if you continue to be positive and calm, and don’t allow doubt or negativity step in and control your mind. Always declare success, and the results that will come may surprise you.

Things that affect faith—and which we should take note of

When developing faith, there are certain things that one should always take note of:

  • everybody has certain fears: some people are afraid of the dark, others are afraid of spiders or something, etc.
  • some of us might either be aware or unaware of our fears: we have fears which are in our conscious minds, but our conscious minds are only about ten per cent of our whole minds, while the remaining ninety per cent of our minds are sub-conscious. Now, the problem is that the fear in most people is in their sub-conscious minds.
  • sometimes we do things under unidentified compulsion, or we decide not to do things because of an unidentified compulsion: we don’t understand the reason why we are able to do certain things or why we are unable to do certain things. There is no reason on the surface: there is nothing that we can relate our decisions to. In fact, if we visit a psychologist, we might be surprised to find out that we have a certain fear, or are unable to do certain things because of something(s) that happened to us (coupled with other influences on our vulnerable belief systems) when we were younger.
  • the reason for fear or the inability to do certain things is usually hidden from our awareness or consciousness (conscious minds) and works against us, or nags at us from our subconscious minds in which fear been implanted by virtue of always believing in fear and thinking about it over and over.
  • negative faith, or fear doesn’t have to be conscious to be active. It is most active and uncontrollable when it is subconscious.
  • throughout our lifetimes, we have been subjected to certain experiences. A person from an Islamic background would have always believed in what they’ve been taught, or that certain things are forbidden; on the other hand, people of a different religion, with different belief systems, would have been permitted to do things not permitted in the Islamic religion.

In relation to the point highlighted above, when it comes to the issue of faith, we have to evaluate how we were brought up—our past experiences, religious and family backgrounds, etc. Everyone would agree that if we grew up with people who possessed superhuman abilities, we would have likely been influenced by them, and consistently believed in ourselves until we developed faith to display superhuman feats. The opposite would likely occur too, if we grew up with people who possessed subhuman abilities, or no ability at all.

Faith can topple an empire, and faith can build an empire as well. If you develop your faith by pampering it, guiding and controlling it, then it’s true that you can have almost anything. If you are yet to acquire faith, then you can’t obtain faith or make it work by dictating to it. It’s not possible to force faith to work because faith is like a horse: you can lead a horse to a stream to drink water but you can’t force it to drink—and so you can lead your faith by developing it gradually, but you cannot force it to appear suddenly. It needs to be developed, and it can be done.

Advice

How are you going to develop your faith? Well, it’s only a matter of practice. Think of a situation that makes you fear and then overcome it with faith by telling yourself each time that you can do it even if others can’t. Try your best, work and persuade yourself until you get your subconscious mind or spirit working on your side.

Remember that it might not happen in an hour, a day, a week or even years, but eventually it will happen: Rome was not built in a day, and doctors, professors or scientists are not made overnight. They had to consistently believe and study to succeed, and so have you. There is no other easy or painless way out!

Always practice stillness, quietude and calmness, and remember that all types of challenges and problems that interrupt our thoughts whenever we are trying to think, work or do something, will not matter in a few years’ time. They are little irritations that should be relegated to their correct status as side distractions, and nothing more.

Stillness, quietude, peace, inner composure and tranquillity are there for you if you will take time to cultivate them. All you have to do is consistently refuse to take the issues of life seriously, and always believe in yourself. Be calm, and always remember that all these challenges are minor irritations and nothing more. They were sent by nature to test you, and they certainly do!

Practice calmness and look at your difficulties in a much better perspective. It may be annoying to find that you cannot do certain things today, but it is not of earth-shaking importance after all; rather it would be more earth-shaking if you start or continue developing your faith from today.

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This new book can boost your faith, positivity, and outlook about life. The chapters in the book include the following:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

  • The shield of faith
  • Developing the shield of faith

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

3. Your outcome in life is determined by what you believe in: faith or fact

4. The reality of invisible worlds & life: physical & spiritual

  • Evidences of invisible life
  • The reality of the spiritual world, & life after death

5. How to develop strong faith

  • Definition of faith
  • How strong faith can be developed
  • Certain things that can affect faith

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

  • Have a good intention to acquire what you desire
  • Decide what you want
  • Give unto others so that it will be easier for you to receive
  • Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

  • If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?
  • Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

  • Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible changed the course of the world
  • The New York Times
  • Nineteenth century chemists
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

9. Prophets of technology, or Prophets of GOD?

  • Two great visionaries
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jules Verne
  • Were they prophets of technology, or prophets of GOD.

10. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

  • Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory at the top of the ladder
  • Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another
  • Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever
  • The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad
  • Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

11. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

  • Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?
  • So how can we acquire faith?

12. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

  • But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?
  • Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history
  • Some popular and inspiring quotes on unlimited potential & possibilities

13. The universality of GOD’s power

  • GOD’s power is so universal, it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation
  • The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit
  • The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

14. The everlasting generosity of GOD, the universe, or Mother Nature

  • The generosity of GOD seems to be a law in the universe! Why? Because it can be seen everywhere

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The type of faith that can deeply inspire you

This article contains content from twelve of this website’s very positive and inspiring articles on topics related to faith; they have to be read, re-read and meditated upon if any real benefit will be derived from studying them. The eBook of this article (which is approximately 14,000-words or 81 pages) is available for download. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

This article is much longer than usual because it consists of contents from twelve of this website’s deeply positive and inspiring articles on topics that can strengthen one’s positivity and faith.

There is actually an eBook for this article which can be downloaded by clicking here. (Download Instructions: When you click the above link, also click the “Skip AD” button that will appear around the top right corner of your screen, and the file will appear for download. Alternatively, if the “Press allow” button appears, click it so that the file(s) will appear for download.)

The topics in the article, or the table of contents in the eBook include these topics plus two others:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

  • The shield of faith
  • Developing the shield of faith

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

3. Your outcome in life is determined by what you believe in: faith or fact

4. The reality of invisible worlds & life: physical & spiritual

  • Evidences of invisible life
  • The reality of the spiritual world, & life after death

5. How to develop strong faith

  • Definition of faith
  • How strong faith can be developed
  • Certain things that can affect faith

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

  • Have a good intention to acquire what you desire
  • Decide what you want
  • Give unto others so that it will be easier for you to receive
  • Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

  • If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?
  • Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

  • Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible changed the course of the world
  • The New York Times
  • Nineteenth century chemists
  • Lord Kelvin
  • Albert Einstein
  • Stephen Hawking

9. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

  • Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory at the top of the ladder
  • Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another
  • Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever
  • The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad
  • Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

10. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

  • Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?
  • So how can we acquire faith?

11. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

  • But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?
  • Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history
  • Some popular and inspiring quotes on unlimited potential & possibilities

12. The universality of GOD’s power

  • GOD’s power is so universal, it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation
  • The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit
  • The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

And now, to the content of the article itself:

1. Faith: the superpower that materializes desires & gives new life to dying ambitions

We live in a world that doesn’t give us too many ideas on how to face the challenges of tomorrow which come in a number and variety of forms, shapes and sizes. Many people live through the day and sleep at night thinking about how they can make their living conditions better.

Every day we are haunted with questions about how we are going to handle one worrying thought, or approach another worrying problem. Good enough, one of the greatest businesses of life lies in thinking and having faith in one’s self and the future.

If we have sufficient faith in ourselves, then we can control our thoughts to a great extent and be well on the way to controlling most of our circumstances. Faith is the superpower that helps people handle the positives and negatives that everyday’s gifts and challenges bring: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”—Hebrews 11:1 of the Holy Bible.

Just take a look around you and you will see men and women who, after years of hopelessly struggling, suddenly acquire untold wealth or materialize their most cherished dreams. Faith turned their dreams into reality, gave new life to their dying ambitions, and put them on the road to success.

Faith—deep belief—is a superpower that is usually inspired by someone or something; it always inspires certain people to turn defeats into successes and victories.

The shield of faith

Regardless of what people think regarding faith, one undeniable fact is that daily doses of positivity create a strong shield of faith against thoughts that tend to make us forget we have a hidden but strong dominant power sleeping deep within us.

GOD has entitled us to every good thing. Therefore, we should learn how to get used to expecting good things regardless of any situation at hand—we should expect nothing but good.

Victory doesn’t have to be followed by shaky thoughts of defeat: victory should follow victory. And how can we ensure that? By always feeding ourselves with positive thoughts, and having unshakeable faith in ourselves.

Remember that the shield of faith always has the ability to halt the effects of the negative thoughts that develop limitations against us. Limitations are as a result of accumulating negative thoughts for days, months, or even years.

We do not have to allow negative thinking bring any limitation on our lives. Remember that once acquired, the shield of faith will always dispel negativity and attract every good thing for us—it will move mountains for us.

There is every reason for you to understand that you are entitled to the everlasting generosity of GOD. Every substance and product people have used or created out of nature’s supply of abundance, depends on the purity of positive thought or positive thinking.

Developing the shield of faith

When it comes to developing the shield of faith, the problem most people have is that they are not mentally strong; in fact, many people are mentally lazy. It is much easier for most people to follow the crowd rather than break free from them and follow a path that can be really beneficial on a long-term basis.

The greatest geniuses, discoverers, and inventors in all fields of life have been men and women who dared to break away from the traditional and normal routes of the common masses; they believed that there is no limit to what their minds can do; they stuck to their beliefs until they achieved their goals—even in the face of ridicule and criticism.

In addition, they never felt that they achieved everything after achieving just one success, or a few successes. There first successes and relentless persistence only made further successes materialize much more easily.

Continuously successful people know some things many people didn’t and don’t know: they have realized that they are part of a universe filled with abundance, and that the Earth as a part of it, shares the same properties as the whole universe from which they can acquire any right and thing.

Successful people know that the only threatening limitation is the inability to think and work towards the things that are desired; because of their faith, each step they made, regardless of circumstances, propelled them forward and upward ever—and they just kept on going, on, and on, and on. For instance, Edison didn’t just think about electric light, sit back/down and fold his arms. He thought about it many times over, and took many steps before finally inventing it.

William James, a famous psychologist, once stated: “The more mind does, the more it can do”. So we must keep looking and moving forward in order to continuously do more! Faith strengthens the ideas that release energy and makes people do much more than they ever did before. Actually, we can know and achieve more than we have ever known or achieved in the past.

Conclusion

Get up, stretch your mind beyond the usual extent; understand the superpower called faith; practice and get your own share of the unlimited supply which is available in nature.

There are unlimited ways through which the abundance of nature—GOD’s generosity—can get to you once you have sufficient faith. Don’t think that there are only one or few channels through which nature can send gifts to you. There are uncountable and unlimited channels.

Your job is to believe and have faith to the extent that your good desires are impressed on your whole mind—especially the subconscious mind. As you do this, you will develop the right mental attitude that will always expect and attract good things.

And the right mental attitude doesn’t fail; it only fails if we allow worry, fear, negativity and laziness conquer our minds. “According to your faith, be it done unto you”—the words of Jesus Christ.

2. Faith: still strong enough to alter today’s facts

If people have been altering facts, then faith can still alter today’s facts. Achieving greatness shouldn’t be guided only by what can be seen or sighted; it should go beyond that, and be governed more by what can’t be seen—the unseen: faith.

Even GOD’s word hinted in 2nd Corinthians 5:7: “For we walk by faith, not by sight”. Faith is rooted in the spiritual, while facts are more rooted in the physical; faith is superior to fact, and stronger than it! Fact is temporal and changeable, while faith is eternal and unchangeable.

Even history has shown that fact can become untrue. Decades ago it was considered a fact that malaria had no cure; in fact many people died because of it. However, that is no longer the case today.

In the past, it was considered a fact that iron/steel could neither fly in air, nor float on water; but today large quantities of iron/steel are flying in the form of aircraft. Also, large quantities of iron/steel are floating in the form of ships from one part of the world to another—carrying people and cargo anywhere they wish.

In the same vein, it was once believed in the past that mankind would never be able to set foot on the moon, but someone first did it! In the past there were no drugs for treatment of many diseases; however, there are so many drugs for treatment of many diseases today.

As it happens in every generation, it will continue to happen again and again: people of faith will discover many things and change many facts. Always remember this: if people and time have been altering facts, then faith can still alter today’s facts!

3. Your Outcome in Life Is Determined By What You Believe in: Faith or Fact

In the Christian Bible, 2nd Corinthians 5:7 says: “For we walk by faith: not by sight”. The literal meaning of the above scripture is that we are meant to live our lives, have high hopes, and carry out actions on the basis of faith, which can be referred to as “the ultimate and unseen reality”. Having the heart to achieve things in life shouldn’t be governed only by the things we see with your physical eyes; it should go beyond that and be governed more by the things we cannot see physically—the unseen.

Faith, which can be referred to as “the ultimate truth”, belongs to the spiritual world, while “facts” are only limited to the physical world which we see with our physical eyes. Faith is superior to, and stronger than fact! Fact is temporal and changeable, but faith (ultimate truth) is eternal and unchangeable.

Even history has shown that fact can become untrue, even without divine or supernatural intervention. For example, it was a fact several years ago that malaria had no cure, and many people died because of it; but that is no longer the case today.

In the past, it was considered a fact that iron could neither fly nor float: but today, heavy tons of iron (in steel form) are floating and flying from one part of the world to the other in the form of ships and aircrafts, carrying both people and cargo wherever they wish to go to. In the past, there were no drugs for the cure of several diseases, but today there are so many types of drugs and cures for various types of ailments.

So, if time can alter fact, how much more will your faith instantly destroy many of the things that are considered as fact today! Despise all facts, and rather believe in faith or “the ultimate truth”. Your physical experiences and that of other people should not guide your life’s journey. Believe in the ultimate truth about the supernatural ability that GOD gave man to turn unfavorable circumstances into favorable ones. Allow your faith and belief to guide you towards your GOD-given destiny.

The scripture in Romans 10:17, the Christian Bible says: “The just shall live by faith”. This faith is based on how GOD sees ease and solutions to every situation and difficulty in this physical world. The scripture didn’t say that the just shall live by experience, night dreams, personal wisdom, skill or expertise! It said that the just shall live by faith!

Many people elevate their experiences, personal wisdom and skills above faith, ultimate truth and belief in the power of GOD to an extent that they constantly live in the realm of frustration and dissatisfaction. We have stated that faith (the ultimate truth) is superior to fact, and a lot of people know that the real battle of a man lies between fact and faith (ultimate truth). What is the difference between them?

Well, fact is a natural reality which has evidence only to the physical senses, and in the physical plane of existence; i.e. you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch it. On the other hand, faith (or ultimate truth) is supernatural or spiritual reality; and this reality is not always obvious to the body’s physical senses, i.e. you might not be able to sense faith physically, but it’s real.

Based on some people’s so-called “facts”, experience and expertise, there is/might not be any hope; but faith (the ultimate truth) says: “launch out your heart with hope”; and in many instances where faith was strong, the ultimate truth prevailed. Allow the truth to prevail in your life!

4. The Reality of Invisible Worlds & Life: Physical & Spiritual

It’s a bit shocking that in the midst of all the astonishing scientific and technological knowledge that has been discovered/invented over the ages, confusion and disbelief still abound regarding the existence of other invisible or inaccessible parts of creation; there is also uncertainty as to whether human souls live or exist before and after physical death.

Science and technology, which have helped in revealing that a lot of infinitesimal living things and particles that were once considered to be invisible, have both played a huge part in proving that everything, seen and unseen, is really alive—I mean REALLY ALIVE, and alive to such an extent that even people who don’t believe in the invisible or “spiritual” life seem to be drawn or gradually drawing away from the abyss of their disbelief in invisibility or spirituality.

In the present-day, nothing seems to be “that dead” or completely inexistent. Advances in science and technology have even made science-practicing atheists and other non-believers in GOD/spirituality have a rethink over their convictions which deny the existence of GOD and the spiritual and greater part of creation.

For thousands of years, many religious leaders, believers in GOD, spiritualists and spiritual mediums have always sounded it out, wide and loud, that all the things we see with our physical eyes are simply the result of invisible or spiritual life which has its roots in the Almighty GOD; and they seem to have been right all along before the age of scientific and technological advancement started proving this belief bit by bit.

It would do the world a lot of good if mankind could “harmonize” the “visible” life (here on Earth) with the invisible life (in the spiritual sphere) by cooperating with or properly using the spiritual power given by GOD; a power which continues to permeate through all creation in its seen and unseen parts.

Evidences of invisible life

Countless instances have proven how greatly limited the capability of man’s physical eyes and brain are to see and perceive, respectively. The brain, like the physical body is limited to this physical world’s space and time, and is not naturally able to see things beyond these limits. The human eyes are not even capable of seeing many “physical” things clearly.

Take a look at a drop of water: in many instances, it looks neat, clean and free from stain and blemish; but when viewed through magnifying lenses, the same water has been proven to contain millions of living organisms fighting and destroying each another.

Are there not innumerable bacilli in water and soil that have been found capable of causing lots of harm and destruction to human and animal bodies? Are bacilli not invisible to the unaided human eyes? Are there not energetic atoms and molecules in constant motion even though they are invisible to the human eyes?

However, these atoms and molecules immediately become visible when certain substances are viewed under magnifying glasses. Who would be able to state that nothing new will be discovered or seen after existing physical equipments are further improved upon?

Everyone would agree that if physical equipments are improved upon by 100-fold or 100,000-fold, other objects much smaller than bacilli and atoms of elements would also multiply in size and become viewable. More unseen worlds would become visible and unfold before the naked human eyes; even time travel, which has remained in the domain of fiction, could become a natural reality, and be pushed into the domain of non-fiction.

Logically, it can be inferred that the discovery of more unseen objects and worlds by science and technology would continue until “mysterious” or “spiritual” things become natural to mankind.

The reality of a spiritual world, and life after death

If we believe in the possibility of the invisible or spiritual world continuously unfolding before the eyes of mankind, we might want to ask: what is the next world or next life to come? What is life after physical death? Many people seem to be confused when they hear: “the next world”.

“The next world” can be regarded as the world that any person meets after death; or, it could be used to refer to physical and spiritual objects or life that can’t be seen or perceived by the human brain, ears, eyes and other senses that belong to our physical bodies.

The next world is beyond the detection of our physical senses. From the perspective of viewing bacilli, atoms and molecules—without considering many other forms of “life”—we would readily agree that there is no “cloak” or “wall” dividing this physical world and the unseen/spiritual world: there is no gulf.

All of creation and everything in it is interwoven and unified. There is nothing like “this world” and “that world”; rather, there is one uniform existence just like it was in the days when GOD seemed to converse more often with mankind than in the present age.

The concept of “this world” and “that world” or “the next world” arose, probably due to mankind’s inability to see everything that is visible and invisible. Probably this might be due to the fact that man looks upon himself as the center of importance in all creation, and also because he cannot see invisible organisms, invisible atoms, invisible angels, invisible nature spirits, invisible devils, invisible heavens, etc.

Invisible organisms and atoms were revealed by science, while angels, spirits and demons have been perceived by laypeople who have very sharp and refined sharp spiritual senses.

In holding a wrong perception of the invisible world, it can be rightly assumed that mankind has forcibly hindered its own spiritual progress. We would likely be on a better eternal path if we look at the different parts of creation (seen and unseen) as a single unit, and not try to draw a distinction between “this world” and “the next world”.

5. How to develop strong faith

Although faith in GOD is the greatest type of faith everyone should aspire to and acquire, faith in one’s self is very important and necessary in many areas of life. And to those who think developing faith in one’s self is wrong or bad, the best reply I’ll give is the one my greatest role model Jesus Christ gave his—then—faithless disciples who couldn’t heal a boy that was possessed by an unclean spirit; Mark 9:23 states: “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”.

Good enough, faith is not a respecter of persons or religions; rather, it’s there for anybody, and there for the taking! Faith is something that has to be cultivated and properly taken care of until (and even after) it matures and produces great works and wonders.

We can observe that despite the close relationship Jesus had with his disciples, they (only the disciples) were not able to cast out the demons that possessed a boy whose father previously brought him to the disciples; Mark 9:18 states: “… and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not”.

Definition of faith

Faith can be defined as complete trust or confidence in GOD, someone, or something. It can also be defined as deep belief in religious doctrines based on inner spiritual conviction rather than physical proof. Faith is usually planted firmly in the heart, and is mostly strengthened on the basis of things that can’t be seen, rather than things that can be seen.

One of my best definitions of faith that supports the previous sentence can be seen in Hebrews 11:6 of the Christian Bible which states: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Contrary to this definition, we can easily observe that too many people need physical proof in order to strengthen their faith; this is not the right way to develop faith.

Faith can either be positive or negative, and can shift between extremely positive and extremely negative limits. Each person has a certain amount of faith which can become more positive or negative, depending on how they cultivate it, and especially when they face the ups and downs of life.

Negative faith works against people, while positive faith works in favor of people. Each person will get results in life based on their faith, or what they deeply believe in: “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”―Proverbs 23:7.

How strong faith can be developed

(1) By regularly cultivating quietude or stillness

One of the best foundations for developing faith and unfolding more of the subconscious mind power or spirit is stillness, or quietude which leads to calmness or composure—the ability to be composed or relaxed regardless of the challenges and anxieties experienced in life.

Our almighty creator says in Psalm 46: 10―“Be still, and know that I am GOD…”. The lesson in this scripture is that the onus of being still or calm is on us (it rests on us), and depends a lot on how best we control our thinking and make our inner being “still” or “calm” to as great an extent as possible. One way to do this is to regularly practice quietude, composure or stillness, and seeing our challenges in a more relaxed or better perspective.

One illustration that can be practiced each day is to imagine you’re a great leader and your mind is a working place that has a lot of noisy thoughts as workers who are always obedient to your commands—even if at the moment it doesn’t appear so. (As one practices regularly, one would start to see the results when noisy thoughts become more and more controllable until they actually become quiet.)

Now, whenever you’ve made up your mind to keep noisy thoughts under your control, tell these workers that work is over, and you want them to close work and keep quiet so that you can instill some sense of calm that would benefit the whole environment or mind in which they work.

When practicing this, positive results might not be seen early on, but if one consistently practices quieting their thoughts every now and then—if possible daily—especially in a quiet place, then one would observe that they are gradually beginning to be more composed, able to control their thoughts more, and switch off the endless noisy thoughts that jump into their mind whenever they like. But the problem is that too many people have become so accustomed to concentrating on noisy distractible thoughts to such an extent that they have no time to cultivate qualities like quietude, stillness or composure which are strong foundations for faith in the subconscious mind or spirit.

People are too busy bothering about the next lottery, the next presidential election, the next big movie on TV, what they would like to wear the next day, etc.—and they bother about these things to such a point that they have no time to concentrate on the things that really matter. Always remember that that every daily mundane activity is to some extent completely trivial because they won’t matter in a few days or years from today; but many years from today, it will matter to you how you cultivate stillness and quietude today and the coming days.

No man or woman can successfully apply faith by harboring thoughts of worry or anxiety; yet every man and woman can use stillness, or quietude—which instills calmness—as a firm foundation for the development and stability of their faith.

It could be very harmful for those who desire to develop faith if they consistently worry and get involved in negative discussions that can make them cultivate negative faith instead of positive faith.

Why not practice for about 30 minutes every day. Practice sitting or lying down comfortably and peacefully—and remember you must stay in a way that wouldn’t make you feel discomfort in any part of your body. Let your mind become still. Remember: “Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46: 10) is one saying; another saying that’s relevant to this post is: “Be still and know that you have strong faith within”.

If you can practice making your mind free of thoughts, worries, anxieties and doubts, then you will observe that in a month’s time you’ll be more still, calm, poised, uplifted, and quite a different person. Some people are not conscious of noisy thoughts, but noisy thoughts do exist, and can negatively affect faith, emotional and mental well-being—if not properly controlled.

(2) By regularly feeding on positivity

Naturally, depending on our past experiences, background and present experiences, faith could become more positive or negative. That’s why it’s important for faith to be nourished and cultivated in much the same way as a habit. Faith must be pampered, fed and carefully looked after, when feeding on positivity or persistent positive thoughts.

Also, if we want to continue developing faith, we must always be positive and repeat or re-affirm what we believe in until we obtain faith; we must re-affirm what we believe in until our beliefs are driven into our sub-conscious minds or spirits which are the greater parts of us. The sub-conscious mind, which is shielded away from all the noise that usually occupies the conscious mind, is the greater part of us which can work with our faith to produce great results.

Keep on repeating what you believe until it becomes driven or implanted in your sub-conscious mind, and then you will have automatic faith. Faith is not belief. Faith is something which usually grows or diminishes with us as we age. Many of us are Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, or Jews because our parents are/were Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, or Jews.

For many of us, we believe that what our parents believed was right, so our faith developed based on what our parents believed. But sometimes this type of faith diminishes when people get older and become exposed to other more convincing types of belief—one can see the difference between faith and belief in this illustration.

No matter how difficult things might appear to be, always tell yourself that you will overcome and achieve this or that—or that you firmly believe you will do this or that. You have to keep on re-affirming it or else you might not develop great faith. Faith becomes automatic when we consistently believe in something in a positive way, again and again until it sinks into our subconscious minds.

In much the same vein, if you repeat prayers time after time, then there would come a time when you would sub-consciously start to believe in them until the day your wishes come true.

The main work lies in convincing your subconscious mind to understand and cooperate. And once you’ve implanted that belief-turned-into-faith in your subconscious mind, then you don’t have to bother anymore because your sub-conscious mind will always remind your consciousness/conscious mind that you have faith, and you can do some particular things.

Even though there are many things you don’t have sufficient faith to do today, it doesn’t mean it’s over for you for the rest of your life. Keep on telling yourself with positive words and mind pictures that you believe one day you are going to do this or that, or whatever it is you would like to do in future; then in time, you will do it/them.

All successful people, and those who become exceptional researchers, millionaires and inventors are people who have faith in themselves; they have faith that they can do whatever they conceive in their minds. This is as a result of the fact that they believed in their abilities and powers first; and then by consistently believing in themselves, they generated the faith which made their initial beliefs come to pass.

If you keep on telling yourself that you are going to succeed, you will succeed; however, you will only succeed if you continue to be positive and calm, and don’t allow doubt or negativity step in and control your mind. Always declare success, and the results that will come may surprise you.

Certain things that can affect faith

When developing faith, there are certain things that one should always take note of:

  • everybody has certain fears: some people are afraid of the dark, others are afraid of spiders or something, etc.
  • some of us might either be aware or unaware of our fears: we have fears which are in our conscious minds, but our conscious minds are only about ten per cent of our whole minds, while the remaining ninety per cent of our minds are sub-conscious. Now, the problem is that the fear in most people is in their sub-conscious minds.
  • sometimes we do things under unidentified compulsion, or we decide not to do things because of an unidentified compulsion: we don’t understand the reason why we are able to do certain things or why we are unable to do certain things. There is no reason on the surface: there is nothing that we can relate our decisions to. In fact, if we visit a psychologist, we might be surprised to find out that we have a certain fear, or are unable to do certain things because of something(s) that happened to us (coupled with other influences on our vulnerable belief systems) when we were younger.
  • the reason for fear or the inability to do certain things is usually hidden from our awareness or consciousness (conscious minds) and works against us, or nags at us from our subconscious minds in which fear been implanted by virtue of always believing in fear and thinking about it over and over.
  • negative faith, or fear doesn’t have to be conscious to be active. It is most active and uncontrollable when it is subconscious.
  • throughout our lifetimes, we have been subjected to certain experiences. A person from an Islamic background would have always believed in what they’ve been taught, or that certain things are forbidden; on the other hand, people of a different religion, with different belief systems, would have been permitted to do things not permitted in the Islamic religion.

In relation to the point highlighted above, when it comes to the issue of faith, we have to evaluate how we were brought up—our past experiences, religious and family backgrounds, etc. Everyone would agree that if we grew up with people who possess superhuman abilities, we would have likely been influenced by them, and consistently believed in ourselves until we developed faith to display superhuman feats. The opposite would likely occur too, if we grew up with people who possessed subhuman abilities, or no ability at all.

Faith can topple an empire, and faith can build an empire as well. If you develop your faith by pampering it, guiding and controlling it, then it’s true that you can have almost anything. If you are yet to acquire faith, then you can’t obtain faith or make it work by dictating to it.

It’s not possible to force faith to work because faith is like a horse: you can lead a horse to a stream to drink water, but you can’t force it to drink—and so you can lead your faith by developing it gradually, but you cannot force it to appear suddenly. It needs to be developed, and it can be done.

Advice

How are you going to develop your faith? Well, it’s only a matter of practice. Think of a situation that makes you fear and then overcome it with faith by telling yourself each time that you can do it even if others can’t. Try your best, work and persuade yourself until you get your subconscious mind or spirit working on your side.

Remember that it might not happen in an hour, a day, a week or even years, but eventually it will happen: Rome was not built in a day; doctors, professors or scientists are not made overnight. They had to consistently believe and study to succeed, and so have you. There is no other easy or painless way out!

Always practice stillness, quietude and calmness, and remember that all types of challenges and problems that interrupt our thoughts whenever we are trying to think, work or do something, will not matter in a few years’ time. They are little irritations that should be relegated to their correct status as side distractions, and nothing more.

Stillness, quietude, peace, inner composure and tranquillity are there for you if you will take time to cultivate them. All you have to do is consistently refuse to take the issues of life seriously, and always believe in yourself. Be calm, and always remember that all these challenges are minor irritations and nothing more. They were sent by nature to test you, and they certainly do!

Practice calmness and look at your difficulties in a much better perspective. It may be annoying to find that you cannot do certain things today, but it is not of earth-shaking importance after all; rather it would be more earth-shaking if you start or continue developing your faith from today.

6. How to influence your mind to attract your desires and a glorious afterlife

As the years have been passing by, I’ve been acquiring most of the things I ever desired. By taking a look at the past, it’s obvious that positive thinking has been helpful in influencing my mind to attract the things I desired/desire; today, it still influences my mind to attract the things I still desire.

From personal experience, I can boldly say that the human mind operates in a way that follows a sensible pattern which is void of any form of mystery. There is nothing mystical about the powerful influence our minds have on other people and the environment around us. Read ahead in order to see things from my own angle: how capable each human mind is in making an influence that will attract or dispel the thing(s) it desires.

Although I admit that our experiences are different, value will be found in this chapter; it will enable you to tweak your mind in order to achieve better results in terms of attracting what you want.

Have a good intention to acquire what you desire

The quest for material things should go hand in hand with a desire to weigh the spiritual value inherent in acquiring them. In this regard, I advise people to acquire material things based on spiritual values which are capable of outlasting all the material thing(s) they wish to acquire.

It’s not a bad idea to become excessively rich, but it would be a delusion to become rich and lose spiritual or immaterial values like love, peace, soundness of mind, humility, etc. It has to be noted that our stay on Earth is temporary; therefore, strive for spiritual values by showing kindness, consideration and understanding for others, instead of becoming a thief or murderer; a slanderer or a blackmailer; a liar or a rapist; etc.

When you look for spiritual values while pursuing material things, the universe and nature will always support you, even when surrounding conditions are unfavorable. From experience and observation, there are certain important steps we should follow:

Decide what you want

You must decide exactly what you want; you must visualize or conceive it in your mind. What is it that you actually want? It might not be enough for you to say you want a lot of money, a lot of cars, a lot of houses, etc. You will get far better results if you describe “in detail” what you want.

For example, if you want a new car, then you must state other things about the car: the model of the car, the engine-type (automatic or manual), the color of the car, etc. The point is this: you must state extra things that will give your mind a firm image and “strong” impression that can influence it to attract what you desire during the time you are waiting for/expecting your desire to materialize.

After creating a clear thought about what you want, frequently picture it in your mind, and always hold that picture firmly.

Give unto others so that you will be easier for you to receive

After deciding what you want, go to the next stage: GIVE so that you can receive. If you make up your mind to give, then how much are you willing to give? If you desire to acquire a particular amount of money, are you prepared to help other people with a tithe, which is the same thing as a tenth of that money? Do you have a heart to assist other people who are not as lucky/fortunate as you are?

It might sound vain to say that you will give a tithe after you get money. Make it a habit to give out money, services, or any form of assistance to those who are in need. In so doing, you will be placing yourself in a favorable position, and influencing your mind to cooperate with the universal laws of giving/receiving—in order to attract your desire(s).

Make it a habit to always practice visualizing what you want

After you’ve made a decision on what you want—to get a promotion, to get a million dollars, to become an orator, to win a lottery, or whatever it is—then consistently visualize what you want. Let’s say you’ve decided you want a new car, then decide the type of car you want: the brand of the car, the color of the car, the passenger-carrying capacity of the car, etc.

Next, use a few minutes each day to relax both mind and body; immediately thereafter, use some extra minutes (ten or twenty) to visualize yourself in the car as if you already have it—there and then. Do not think of the car as something you might have, or could have, even though you know you don’t have it at the moment. Visualize yourself having the car.

As you visualize and always create a mental picture of it, it will become a blueprint that will be influential in attracting your desire(s). Create a thought that you can continuously pour energy into in order to strengthen it until it becomes reality. If leadership skills, power, courage and influence are what you desire, add them to the picture. After frequently visualizing your desires in your mind, you will observe that you won’t have any doubt(s) that you are going to acquire them.

It must be noted that visualization can be difficult if it’s something that’s new to you! Difficulties can arise because your mind hasn’t gotten used to producing sharp pictures of the things you desire; do not bother about this. The pictures you conceive do not have to be perfect in terms of having all the traits (qualities) of the things you desire. If you discipline your mind and make it a habit to regularly visualize what you want, your mind will eventually start to believe in the visualizations and produce amazing mental pictures for you to easily choose from.

Results will be obvious if you always live the thoughts of your desires in your mind, again and again and again, for a long period—say weeks, months, or even years. Whenever doubts arise, do not be discouraged; just continue to repeat your visualizations and positive elements will naturally color the whole process until you physically acquire your desire(s).

Keep on repeating your visualizations and everything will quite naturally look after itself. Don’t bother too much about what will happen; just have faith in the process of visualization and the right things will happen at the right time. As you visualize, FEEL that the money, car, or whatever you desire, is coming to you; the more positive you are about it, the faster the reaction will be.

If you follow these steps, the thoughts of your desires will be driven into the subconscious part of your whole mind, which is ninety percent of it, and nine times more powerful than your conscious mind which you use much more consciously and frequently every day. After a good period of time, your subconscious mind—which is the platform for signs and wonders—will miraculously materialize your desires.

Words of Advice

There are things that are much more valuable than money, cars, skyscrapers, and all types of wonderful material things. If you are wise, instead of using all your effort to strive and acquire an excessive number of material things, go the other way: rather strive to acquire spiritual values like Jesus, Buddha, Martin Luther, and other great people or leaders whose auras positively influenced the eternal destinies of millions and millions of people.

Desire to acquire abilities and virtues that will outlast your short earthly life and be of profitable use to you when you leave this world. Hammer this thought into your mind: no one has ever succeeded in taking a single penny or dollar into the next world; the more material things you strive to acquire, the more material things you will leave behind.

On the other hand, the more you help other people by doing good, the more blessings and spirituality you will carry along with you into the next life—after you leave this world. It is quite unfortunate that in the present age many people think that the most important thing in life is to acquire excessive amounts of money and other forms of material things. It is not possible to help others too much; and when you help others, you indirectly attract physical and spiritual blessings to yourself.

A lot of people in the world are in desperate need of help; choose to visualize and acquire material things in order to serve your fellow human beings. After this short earthly life, there is an everlasting spiritual life in which goodness and spirituality are the currencies in use, while the present-day money and material things are like the dust of this Earth. The choice is yours to make!

7. There is magic in positive thinking—always think positively!

It is widely believed that the unseen hands of fate influence the outcomes of many activities in our lives. On the other hand, positive thinking influences many outcomes too—it often goes to the greatest extent imaginable.

We have been informed by positive thinking books—and even the most popular religious book—that people’s outcomes are products of their thoughts—“as you think, so you are”. This saying has been proven by fact that two or more people with the same opportunities, produce different results. In certain instances, one or few people produce multiple times of the amount other people produce.

It won’t be difficult to see a connection between many results in real life, and the statements related to thinking, as contained in a number of books. Generally speaking, history has proven that the size of one’s happiness and general fulfilment depends a lot on the size of one’s positive thinking—there is magic in positive thinking.

If positive thinking is effective, why can’t everybody do it?

Much of our thinking is either little, or big; negative, or positive; or a mixture of two or more types of thinking. And results could be either extremely positive, extremely negative, or anything in between.

We are surrounded by environments that always attempt to pull us down—and if possible, tear us to pieces. Here and there, we are reminded that opportunities do not exist; and so we should be contented with staying in any available little position—this is a statement that is far away from the truth.

We are told that “whatever will be, will be”; that our destiny is out of our control: we are told that fate is in complete control. So we feed on all this, and gradually begin to forget about our most cherished dreams; finally, we choose to open our arms, lie down and wait for our day of exit from this world.

The society tells us there is too much competition at the top positions of life; and so we dare not waste any effort to attain to them.

Is there evidence that positive thinking is effective?

Is there any proof that positive thinking is effective?—Fair question. Proof comes from real life experiences of people around us, who, despite experiencing various degrees of ups and downs in life, achieved great success because they maintained a consistent positive attitude.

The theories about positive thinking have been tried, tested, and found to work wonders in many life situations. Don’t get it wrong: positive thinking could still encounter challenges and problems—but it will still lead anyone to experience the reality behind the popular statement that “all things work together for good”.

Conclusion

It is a great quality to have the desire to be successful. In order to build a successful life, we need the tool called “positive thinking”. Many of us read or come across positive statements and literature every day; but seconds after reading them, we lose the feeling of their real latent power.

In order to maintain and develop the power of positive thoughts and words, we need to be consistent in our positive thinking, which will be very effective if we drive it with consistency. Remember the saying: “As a man thinks”; not: “as a man thought” or “as a man used to think”; but rather: “as a man thinks”—consistency!

If you wish to benefit from positive thinking, be consistent in your positive thinking, and you will be happy regardless of your station in life. Develop an ever-increasing desire for positive thinking, and you will greatly enhance your chances for success—you will actually end up achieving success! The biblical David said: “as one thinketh in his heart, so is he”.

“Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world”— Emerson.

“The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven”— Milton.

“Life is too short to be little”— Disraeli.

8. Past events that disproved the impossible: one person’s impossibility is another person’s possibility

In many areas of life, the study of things that were deemed “impossible”, actually opened up completely unexpected domains in many human endeavors—especially in science and technology.

Many events in recorded history have proven that what one person thought was “impossible”, was often regarded by another person as a “possibility”—actually, one person’s food is another person’s poison!

Past events that illustrate how people who studied the impossible, changed the course of world

It is sad to note that there were times in the past when certain reputable media outlets, professional bodies and scientists lacked positivity and belief, and declared that a number of scientific and technological ideas were hopelessly impossible:

(1) The New York Times

During the 1920s and 1930s, Robert Goddard, who has been regarded as the founder of modern design & operation, was severely criticized by people who believed that rockets would never travel in space—in fact, they disdainfully called his pursuit “Goddard’s Folly”.

An unforgettable incident occurred in 1921 when the then editors of “The New York Times” made a disgraceful statement against Dr. Goddard’s work: “Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools”.

The editors believed it would be impossible to send rockets into space because there would be no air in space for rockets to push against. Unfortunately for the unbelieving editors, there statements have been found to be misguided and worthless for over several decades after they made unfair criticisms and utterances.

(2) Nineteenth century chemists

Chemists of the nineteenth century popularly declared that it would be impossible to find a substance—popularly known as “the philosopher’s stone”—that could turn lead into gold.

Back then, 19th century chemistry was based on the fundamental immutability of elements such as lead; fast forward to this generation and see the big difference because lead atoms can now be turned into gold.

(3) Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin, who is widely regarded as a prominent physicist, declared that “heavier-than-air” devices such as aircraft, would not be able to fly; also, he assumed that X-rays were deceptive, a hoax, and that the idea of the “radio” would be fruitless and without a future. It’s surprising to witness how much time has passed by, and yet all the things Kelvin thought were impossible, have become possible, and continue to remain so till date.

At the end of the 19th century, most scientists thought it was impossible for the Earth to be up to a billion years old. Lord Kelvin widely declared that molten Earth would take between 20 to 40 million years to cool down; his statement contradicted that of geologists/Darwinian biologists who claimed that the Earth could be up to a billion years old.

Finally, the impossible was proven to be possible after the discovery of nuclear force by Madame Curie and other scientists showed that if the center of the Earth is heated via radioactive decay, it could be kept in a molten state for billions of years—which the Earth’s age actually is.

(4) Albert Einstein

Initially, in the 1930s, Albert Einstein believed it would be impossible to make an atomic bomb.

Atomic physicists had already known that there was an appreciable quantity of energy located deep within nuclei—in accordance with Einstein’s equation, E = mc2; however, they wrongly assumed that the energy in each nucleus was too insignificant to use in making an atomic bomb.

On the other hand, atomic physicist Leo Szilard remembered H. G. Wells prediction in a 1914 novel titled “The World Set Free”, in which Wells predicted the development of the atomic bomb. According to the book, Wells believed that the secret behind the atomic bomb would be discovered by a physicist in 1933.

Fortunately for Szilard, after he came across Well’s book in 1932, it inspired him to develop an idea in 1933 by magnifying the power of a single atom through a chain reaction so that the energy generated from splitting a single uranium nucleus could be magnified trillions of times, and employed in making the atomic bomb.

Szilard conducted more experiments and held secret negotiations with Einstein and the then American President Franklin Roosevelt; this led to “The Manhattan Project” which was used to build the atomic bomb.

“Black holes” were once regarded as “science fiction”. In fact, Einstein wrote a paper in 1939 which “proved” that it would be impossible for black holes to be formed; yet, in the present-day, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray telescope have proven the existence of thousands of black holes in outer space.

(5) Stephen Hawking

The great cosmologist Stephen Hawking tried to discover a new law of physics that would prove that time travel is impossible; he called his idea “chronology protection conjecture”.

Unfortunately, after many years of research, he was unable to disprove time travel. In fact, contrary to his idea, physicists have demonstrated that a law which would prevent time travel is beyond present-day reality.

And because there is no law that can prevent the existence of time machines, physicists see the possibility to create time machines and do time travel in the near future.

Observation

Each person has the power to believe in all types of possibilities and not be affected by the negative beliefs and influences of faithless reputable media outlets, professional bodies, people, and even great scientists.

Conclusion

Knowledge is power: the reason why certain technologies were deemed impossible was due to the obvious fact that some basic laws of natural science were unknown; this created huge gaps in the understanding of science back in the day—no wonder many scientific and technological ideas were considered impossible.

Throughout history, time and time again, people who studied things that were deemed “impossible”, stretched and broadened the boundaries of science and life, and inspired other scientists to believe that anything is “possible”.

The ideas and technologies that are regarded as “impossible” in the present-day, will become possible in a few years, decades, or centuries into the future.

9. How to turn defeat into victory by experimenting with different things

Defeat is experienced by people from different backgrounds, age groups, religious faiths, levels of education, etc. Some people who have experienced defeat are surprisingly young, while others are older, or old. Still yet, others have little or no education.

However, they all have one thing in common: they have experienced defeat, with or without previously experiencing victory. Each one of them has encountered situations they couldn’t conquer, and many of them were eager and anxious for people to hear them out, and help if possible.

This has been the experience of many across the world. It is quite unfortunate that some people have even lost all they have, and have no other place to go, or person to depend on than Mother Nature.

Look away from defeat at the bottom of the ladder, and towards victory up the top of the ladder

If we take away our eyes from the experience of people who have been defeated, and move them up a bit towards those who—despite their defeat—continued to have faith and be positive, and ended up turning defeats into victories by trying/experimenting with other things, then we can learn a great deal of lessons that can positively impact our future.

Instead of surrendering to defeat, let us be positive and take comfort from the wonderful experiences of past defeatists who successfully turned defeats into victories in various endeavors of life: business, science, arts, writing, government, etc.

Most people at the top of every field rose from different types of conditions and circumstances: poor homes, rich homes, broken homes, luxurious homes, slums, etc. But they all had one thing in common: they experienced tough challenges and circumstances.

Everyone who truly turned defeat into victory, encountered and responded to one form of defeat or another

Irrespective of background and situations—good or bad—certain people who get knocked down and just remain on the ground without making any attempt to get up; on the other hand, there is a another category of people who react differently: they summon energy and make attempts to get up, bounce back, move forward and upward ever, learn a lesson or more, and forget about when and how they got knocked down.

If you read the lifestyles of great people who have lived on Earth, you will observe that many of them were engulfed by difficulty and negative losing situations. If you probe deeper, you will find out that each one of them encountered and overcame opposition, misfortune, discouragement and setbacks many times over.

Although it is barely impossible to succeed without encountering hardship and opposition, it is possible to use hardship to move forward and upward ever

Accidents and setbacks in many fields like aviation and medicine—just to name a few—have guided or inspired aircraft engineers and doctors to experiment with other things; this has led to better aviation and health services.

A basketball coach who wins some games and loses others, watches the videos of lost games, notes the details that led to defeats, and points them out to his team. In addition, the coach tries or experiments with other approaches or techniques until success is achieved.

The lesson is this: gain or salvage something valuable from every situation—good or bad

In any endeavor of life, nothing will really make or break us more than our attitude towards circumstances. Any person can turn defeat into victory. Always look for a lesson, and keep trying other things until you find what works out, or leads to success.

Although it’s true that the world is complex and full of challenges, it is also equally true that we often make things complex for ourselves and don’t want to figure out how we do so, or how to stop it.

We like taking credit for our victories, and want the world to know about them; but at the same time, we don’t waste time in blaming destiny and other people for each of our misfortunes or setbacks. Blaming others for everything can be destructive to everybody concerned.

On the other hand, don’t try to blame yourself to the extent of believing you will never be able to overcome defeat and become victorious. If we face our faults and challenges with a positive attitude, we will likely succeed on any stage. Being self-critical in a good way can actually help us build the faith, strength and efficiency needed for success.

The great Orville Hubbard once said: “A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience”. And how right he was, and still is! Victorious people and defeatist-turned-victors study challenges and setbacks and look at them as part of universal and eternal education. With time, they become the sharpest and most unbeatable people that could be found on Earth.

Instead of blaming people or bad luck, look at challenges or setbacks and learn from them

Without experimenting new things, many people fail to see opportunities that can make them grow bigger, stronger, and more self-reliant. Blaming bad luck never got anybody anywhere!

Another thing is that many of us use the same one or few approaches to do everything instead of experimenting or trying entirely new things. In fact, this is one of the greatest obstacles that makes it difficult for many people to turn defeat into victory.

Many of us need to try new techniques or approaches whenever we meet challenges or setbacks. Most of us have strong abilities, but without experimenting something new or fresh, we might continue to experience defeats because we persist and insist on using only one or few strategies that continue to be unproductive.

Yes, we must be persistent and insist on being active; but persistence is only one out of many ingredients of victory. In certain circumstances, we might have to try again and again with other alternatives.

It’s on report that Thomas Edison conducted thousands of experiments before he invented the electric light-bulb. The important lesson to note is this: “Edison conducted experiments”; not one experiment, but a couple of experiments—in fact, so many experiments.

He was persistent in his goal to develop a light-bulb which has stood the test of time—immortality! But was his success a one-way victory without hitches? No! His persistence paid off because he blended it with testing different experiments.

Persistence alone might not guarantee success in all situations; but if blended with experimentation, could guarantee a higher probability of success.

Conclusion

Many people go through life with a high level of persistence, determination and ambition, but fail to succeed because they remain rigid, and don’t like trying or experimenting with new approaches or techniques.

It is wise to keep focussing on our goals and not waver an inch from them. But if results aren’t forthcoming, then it is advisable to look for and experiment with an entirely new approach, or different approaches.

In addition, learn to see the good side of challenges. For all things will work together for good if you remain positive and do all you can to develop clear vision and thinking. Be courageous enough to criticize yourself constructively and in a beneficial way that can only bring out the best in you.

10. The fight of faith: why give up when time comes to fight this important battle?

The fight of faith is a very important battle in all areas of life. And the way each person handles their own battles will determine the outcomes of a lot of events in their life.

We start this chapter with a narrative about “king conscious” and “magician subconscious”; a story that will help buttress a few important points: A powerful magician (the deeper part of our mind: subconscious) once informed his king (the shallow part of us: conscious) that he had discovered a way to turn sand into gold. The king picked up interest, and knew that his kingdom would be on top of the world if the magician turned sand into gold.

The magician explained the process which sounded quite easy although it placed a demand on the king: he had to leave his habitation and office, and spend an unspecified number of days in a small building where the sand could be turned into gold.

Everyone knew it would be difficult—but not impossible—for the king to leave his habitation, lifestyle, official duties, and kingdom temporarily unguided for an unspecified number of days. It would even become more difficult for the king if his wife, counsellors or officers conspired against him and put someone else in power before his return. And if for any reason he ended up leaving the building before time, then the process would come to an abrupt end, and sand wouldn’t be turned into gold.

Finally—when the time came—after a few days of staying in the building for the operation, the king became weary and tried his best to remain in the building.

But alas, he couldn’t stay anymore; so he ended up leaving and not getting any gold. Moreover, he went back to his habitation and office, and thereafter, was called the most foolish king and leader of all time. Why? Because, with all the wisdom, and high status in society—or so he thought—he was made to stoop very low, and got nothing in return.

Actually, what the citizens of the kingdom didn’t know was that the king didn’t get anything in return because he was unable to meet up with a demand that was uncertain and required a lot of patience: staying in a small building for an unspecified number of days.

This story expresses the experiences of many people who are engaged in the fight of faith—the battle of conquering the mind and achieving important goals. This fight involves an interplay between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.

Just a brief diversion in order to make something a bit more clear: At times when someone is walking forward, they won’t take notice, or they won’t be conscious of oncoming danger because their conscious mind is elsewhere. But at the same time when their conscious mind is elsewhere, their subconscious mind—the seat of memory—sees and records everything. This is one of the reasons why, if an accident or something dangerous happens, a gifted person can still “read” or “see” what actually happened from subject’s subconscious mind; a well-trained hypnotist can do the same, even if the subject wasn’t conscious, or didn’t remember what happened.

Now back to the story which can be interpreted in many ways; it has a lesson that can be summarized in one sentence: the conscious mind often behaves in ways that bottle up the great inspiration, power and genius residing within the subconscious mind. One thing that most people are either not aware of, or have failed to recognize is that the conscious mind can exercise negative influence on the subconscious mind.

If an individual consciously believes they will fail despite all the success they have achieved, they will end up failing; the reverse is also true—if an individual consciously believes they will succeed despite the failure they have been experiencing, they will end up succeeding.

The reason why some multimillionaires or rich people commit suicide, and poor people live happily is because their conscious minds held unto a certain belief to the extent that it sank into the subconscious and caused them to either be happy or unhappy—thus leading to other actions or consequences.

If a person doesn’t have any faith deep within (in the subconscious, or subconsciously), then it will be difficult to stimulate the subconscious mind and arouse the power or genius that usually sleeps deep within it.

Despite our knowledge about positivity, why do many of us lose the battle of faith?

Most of us grew up from childhood to adulthood, and have heard a lot of positive messages from religious teachers, motivational speakers, and mentors.

We have been fully aware of popular statements such as: “you shall ask for what you want, and it will be given unto you”; “verily I say unto you, whosoever shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea’, and does not doubt in their heart, but believes that those things which he has said will come to pass; he will have whatsoever he says”; “The kingdom of God is within you”.

But despite hearing these statements and others, and thinking we believe, doubt usually comes with a big bang on our hearts, and most of us lose the fight of faith, even before it gets started.

It’ll be difficult to win the fight of faith (for example: against poverty) to become rich, if we always expect to be (or remain) poor. Doubting the ability to get a wish is like trying to reach the north by going directly to the east.

Regardless of any situation, if we always speak negatively to ourselves, we will end up building a great wall of disbelief against our progress in the future. And regardless of how hard we might work for success, if our thoughts are saturated with negativity and fear, our efforts will be neutralized, and it will be difficult to achieve success.

So how can we acquire faith?

Faith is something that has to be pampered, fed, nourished, and even looked after, if one wishes to get good results from it. In order to obtain faith, we must consistently believe in what we want to achieve until the knowledge and impressions of it are driven from the surface of our consciousness into the depths of our subconsciousness.

According to many reputable sources, the subconscious mind takes up about ninety per cent of the whole mind, while the remaining ten per cent is conscious, and not as powerful as the subconscious mind which is the seat of memory.

The thing is that if we always strengthen our thoughts with what we believe (have faith) in, especially in a positive manner and with a positive attitude, our powerful subconscious minds wouldn’t help but respond positively. And once the knowledge of our faith (deep belief) sinks into the subconscious part of our minds, then we will have automatic faith.

If anybody fights the fight of faith and succeeds in acquiring faith, then they wouldn’t have to bother about getting faith anymore because they will always remember that they have faith and can be able to do certain things, regardless of what others can or cannot do. If you keep on telling yourself, time after time, again and again, that you are going to achieve one particular thing or another—or whatever it is that you really want to do—then in time you will do it.

All successful people, millionaires, inventors and great achievers have a lot of faith in themselves and whatever they set their hearts to do. They have a lot of belief in their own capabilities; and by having strong and positive belief over a period of time, they generated the faith and power that turned their belief into reality.

So if we keep telling ourselves in positive way that we are going to succeed, then we will succeed—but we will only succeed if we keep declaring success to ourselves, and not allow doubt (negativity) to sink through our conscious minds and take hold of our subconscious minds.

Conclusion

What made great men and women to be as great as they were in their heydays? One thing is sure: they had a sublime belief in their destinies, and they successfully fought the fight of faith by believing so much in themselves, up to such a depth that their thoughts became powerful, occupied their whole being, and worked wonders.

11. The importance of protecting your unlimited potential: a look at some unlimited potential achievements & quotes

“Each one of us is born with the potential for the unfolding of our true self. When you deviate from the truth, you are interfering with the intention of something greater than you are; call it nature or a higher power”—Anonymous/Unknown.

Each human being has unlimited potential within themself, but not many are aware that life is full of immense and unlimited possibilities. But it’s a sad tragedy of life that many people watch their hidden inner unlimited potential die without ever being tapped to the greatest extent possible; the greater tragedy is watching unlimited potential live a limited life.

Despite the limits that reality attempts to impose on us, we still have to define and go for what we want instead of leaving everything to be influenced by the hands of fate which can in turn be influenced by human faith.

Regardless of the circumstances imposed on us—synonymous with how the earth covers the precious/untapped minerals of the Earth—we have far more unlimited potential than we are usually aware of; we have far more unlimited potential than the abilities we have been able to unleash.

If we can make effort to push/drive ourselves more, we will be surprised at the greater deeds we will be able to accomplish. Thomas Edison famously said, “When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t”.

The truth is that many people don’t reach their full potential, while others are only satisfied with settling for only a portion of it. On the other hand, only few people really make a strong decision and effort to maximize their lives by fully utilizing their inner hidden treasures—their talents and abilities.

When doing so, they unleash that hidden unlimited potential which each human being has the opportunity to tap into and materialize great deeds. One very important question that needs a good answer is this: are we ready to tap into our GOD-given human unlimited potential?

It is important to note that people who accomplish great things believe they have unlimited potential and always make appreciable effort to locate it and tap into it more and more each passing day. Nothing great/new will ever be achieved, and no difficulty will ever be surmounted if we allow family, environment, society, or current level of faith or ability determine what we can or cannot do.

Always put it at the back of your mind that human potential is unlimited, and expands without limit whenever appreciable effort is put in to work and improve on it. We must always remember and believe that we have unlimited potential; and so we have to do our utmost best to protect our hearts with positivity whenever we meet challenges.

Don’t allow the pressure of self and society to influence your unlimited potential and make it fall: “if you think you are standing firm, be careful so you won’t fall”—1st Corinthians 10:12 (The Bible).

But what is the meaning of unlimited potential?

When indirectly referring to unlimited potential, many people say “the sky is the limit”; on the other hand, unlimited potential means something even far greater than that. Although unlimited potential could mean many things, it can be defined by some of the following enlightening statements:

  • Unlimited potential means the ability, possibility or inherent capacity to go above and beyond any normal or existing level/extent.
  • Unlimited potential means the ability to continuously and endlessly grow, expand and achieve greater things.
  • Unlimited potential means the ability to always be positive and inspired in the face of current and future challenges, and never give up or give in until success is guaranteed or materialized.

The journey to tapping unlimited potential usually encounters many challenges which are generated from established traditions, status quos, norms, social expectations and value systems that try to shape, control and oppress natural human talents and abilities.

Even at the very beginning of life, infants and children receive a fair share of expectations from parents, siblings, family members, community and society; and in many cases, a lot of expectations end up stifling and limiting children’s hidden unlimited potential, especially in the future.

At the end of the day, unlimited potential is trapped and suppressed within many human spirits until it is suffocated, buried and lost—very sad. Regardless of what happens, we can always start afresh and be consistently inspired by the great achievements of the past.

Some of the greatest unlimited potential achievements in history

  • Declaration (orientation) of human rights: Throughout history, countless number of people have either been treated as animals, or even less than animals. After centuries of injustice, religious persecution, and disregard for human lives and rights, human rights was declared and passed by law; this is one of the greatest achievements in history. A part of the earliest declarations in the United States constitution was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. U.S. Declaration of Human Rights (July 4, 1776): “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
  • The Wright brothers achieved a great technical feat by successfully flying a plane in air.
  • A successful journey was made to the moon on July 20, 1969.
  • The invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell who was 28 years old at the time.
  • The invention of the radio by Nikola Tesla who was 35 years old at the time.
  • The invention of the World Wide Web by Tim John Berners-Lee, an English computer scientist who first made communication successful between a HTTP client and server via the Internet on December 25, 1990.
  • etc.

Some popular and inspiring quotes on unlimited potential & possibilities

  • Abraham Maslow: “One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king and must therefore be treated like a king”.
  • Brian Tracy: “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channelled toward some great good”.
  • Eddie Robinson: “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence”.
  • Joel Osteen: “No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. GOD sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that’s when GOD will step in and do what you can’t do”.
  • John Maxwell: “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential”.
  • Mary McLeod Bethune: “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends”.
  • Paramahamsa Nithyananda: “Living enlightenment is being intense in every moment and responding intuitively to achieve your limitless potential for creativity and joy”.
  • Ramtha: “You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality”.
  • Roger Williams: “The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world”.
  • Shunryu Suzuki: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”.
  • Simon Travaglia: “The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it”.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh: “Because you are alive, everything is possible”.
  • William Churchill: “Continuous effortnot strength or intelligenceis the key to unlocking our potential”.
  • William Faulkner: “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself”.
  • William W. Purkey: “Human potential, though not always apparent, is there waiting to be discovered and invited forth”.

Conclusion

Even Jesus Christ, who is a great signpost of unlimited potentials for humanity, best demonstrated the unlimited nature of the potential in mankind when he said, “Everything is possible to him that believes”—Mark 9:23.

This statement says a lot about the reality of human unlimited potential; it should challenge us to assess the negative beliefs we hold, which limit us whenever we face fears and limitations.

Don’t ever count yourself out of anything that hasn’t yet been materialized. Believe in yourself and the unlimited potential that lies within you; it is waiting patiently for your permission and any opportunity to be unleashed.

Don’t worry if you haven’t yet tapped into your unlimited potential. Keep on being positive, and do all that’s within your power—100%; for GOD knows your value and always saw from the beginning of time the great deeds your everlasting unlimited potential can achieve.

Therefore, always hold your head up high, and remember that GOD has placed within the universe a great plan and purpose for each person to accomplish.

12. The universality of GOD’s power

Each time I think about any scientific explanation for each wonderful act in creation, like the one that states sun rays travel over long distances to plants which use them to produce food for humans and animals, my mind instantly goes to certain Bible verses in Matthew 6:26, 28 and 30:

  • “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow, nor reap, nor gather anything into barns, and yet GOD feeds them…consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin…GOD clothes the grass of the field…”.

There are too many things and activities in creation that do not sow, reap, gather, or do anything. Yes, many things in creation don’t seem to do any work; yet GOD either supplies them with energy, or sponsors their activities consistently.

Without help from GOD’s universal power, natural and spiritual activities wouldn’t/won’t occur. In reality, what work does the sun do to generate rays or sunlight? Or, what work does the Earth do to summon enormous quantities of sun rays from 150 million kilometers away from the sun?

What power does the sun use to make enormous quantities of light rays travel at a speed of 300,000 kilometers per second, and within 8 minutes from the sun to the Earth? What, what and what? We may keep asking until we lose count.

GOD’s power is so universal; it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation

Have you ever considered the birds, lilies, grass, sun, and other things or activities; and also the amount of intelligence involved in their activities? Individually, how much intelligence do you think they have? Not much, right? Why? Probably, because they don’t know anything about chemistry, geology, physics, or science.

Can the birds, lilies, grass and sun figure out how water and carbon are gathered from the atmosphere and mixed with nutrients from the soil of the earth to produce sugarcane or starch? Regardless, no scientist has been able to figure out the force behind such activities, or other related ones. How do you think bananas and oranges would know how they grow? Of course, it’s likely they won’t be able to.

According to human knowledge, bananas and oranges have no sense when compared with humans who are widely believed to have as many as five physical senses. Yet, bananas, oranges, and many other plants receive starch into their cells, the cells of their roots, vines and leaves; and they continue to produce more and more.

The thing is this: GOD’s universal power brought everything into being; the foundations of not only the Earth, but all the countless number of physical worlds that science has been able to see (from afar) out there—and spiritual worlds too.

GOD’s universal power also placed distances between various lands and levels of atmosphere, and also between one star or galaxy, and another; moreover, the same power grows every animal and human being from infants to adults, or anywhere in between.

The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit

There is located within each person a mighty, resistless, and indescribable life force that can help everyone perform tasks that could even dazzle people’s imagination.

Constantly residing within us is the power of the ever-living GOD which we use every day but don’t often recognize, probably because we’ve gotten so used to using it that we believe it belongs to us. Yes it does. On the other hand, it belongs to, and is also answerable to someone far bigger than us. And there is no limit to what we can achieve if we use the universal power in harmony with GOD’s universal spiritual laws which are outside the scope of this article.

Any wish or desire that aligns with GOD’s laws and is patiently held in faith, would attract anything from the invisible and make it manifest physically.

The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for us to realize our dreams after we contact it directly in our hearts through what many call “prayer” or “meditation”.

It doesn’t mean that whenever a prayer or wish is granted, GOD has been influenced by prayer. GOD cannot be bribed into doing things against his will. However, when a person desires something and prays earnestly in line with GOD’s will, they form a mental image which the universal power of GOD would begin to align with in order to manifest those desires physically.

Conclusion

It might be hard to believe that despite GOD’s busy schedule of handling the greatest works of creation out there in the universe, our affairs are not too little, insignificant and trivial for his power to be with-held from us. Probably, we are just one out of billions of other life forms that he created and ushered into existence.

If it doesn’t take anything for GOD’s power to encompass his angels in the divine or spiritual world, it won’t take him anything to consistently encompass us with his power in this physical world. GOD’s power is so universal and much available at each person’s disposal, as much as the sunshine, rain and wind are. Only a few people take advantage of it, while many others don’t know that the same power reinvigorates the very air we breathe.

Remember the wise words of King Solomon: “The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight; prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her”—Proverbs 4: 7 and 8. A lot of power is available to those who have done a good job at getting wisdom, understanding and insight which is widely available in every part of creation—the Earth inclusive.

The universality of GOD’s power

(Image credit: Pixabay.com.) Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow, nor reap, nor gather anything into barns; consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, and yet GOD feeds them…too many things in creation that don’t seem to do anything on their own; yet GOD consistently energizes them—you can see and use his universal power anywhere.

Each time I think about any scientific explanation for each wonderful act in creation, like the one that states sun rays travel over long distances to plants which use them to produce food for humans and animals, my mind instantly goes to certain Bible verses in Matthew 6:26, 28 and 30:

  • “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow, nor reap, nor gather anything into barns, and yet GOD feeds them…consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin…GOD clothes the grass of the field…”.

There are too many things and activities in creation that do not sow, reap, gather, or do anything. Yes, many things in creation don’t seem to do any work; yet GOD either supplies them with energy, or sponsors their activities consistently.

Without help from GOD’s universal power, natural and spiritual activities wouldn’t/won’t occur.

In reality, what work does the sun do to generate rays or sunlight? Or, what work does the Earth do to summon enormous quantities of sunrays from 150 million kilometers away from the sun?

What power does the sun use to make enormous quantities of light rays travel at a speed of 300,000 kilometers per second, and within 8 minutes from the sun to the Earth?

What, what and what? We may keep asking till we lose count.

GOD’s power is so universal; it can be found in the smallest and mightiest deeds in creation

Have you ever considered the birds, lilies, grass, sun, and other things or activities; and also the amount of intelligence involved in their activities?

Individually, how much intelligence do you think they have? Not much, right? Why? Probably, because they don’t know anything about chemistry, geology, physics, or science.

Can the birds, lilies, grass and sun figure out how water and carbon are gathered from the atmosphere and mixed with nutrients from the soil of the earth to produce sugarcane or starch?

Regardless, no scientist has been able to figure out the force behind such activities, or other related ones. How do you think bananas and oranges would know how they grow? Of course, it’s likely they won’t be able to.

According to human knowledge, bananas and oranges have no sense when compared with humans who are widely believed to have as many as five physical senses.

Yet, bananas, oranges, and many other plants receive starch into their cells, the cells of their roots, vines and leaves; and they continue to produce more and more.

The thing is this: GOD’s universal power brought everything into being; the foundations of not only the Earth, but all the countless number of physical worlds that science has been able to see (from afar) out there—and spiritual worlds too.

GOD’s universal power also placed distances between various lands and levels of atmosphere, and also between one star or galaxy, and another; moreover, the same power grows every animal and human being from infants to adults, or anywhere in between.

The universality of GOD’s power also reaches the deepest part of the human spirit

There is located within each person a mighty, resistless, and indescribable life force that can help everyone perform tasks that could even dazzle people’s imagination.

Constantly residing within us is the power of the ever-living GOD which we use every day but don’t often recognize, probably because we’ve gotten so used to using it that we believe it belongs to us.

Yes it does. On the other hand, it belongs to, and is also answerable to someone far bigger than us. And there is no limit to what we can achieve if we use the universal power in harmony with GOD’s universal spiritual laws which are outside the scope of this article.

Any wish or desire that aligns with GOD’s laws and is patiently held in faith, would attract anything from the invisible and make it manifest physically.

The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for GOD to be contacted from anywhere in the universe—anywhere!

The universality of GOD’s power makes it possible for us to realize our dreams after we contact it directly in our hearts through what many call “prayer” or “meditation”.

It doesn’t mean that whenever a prayer or wish is granted, GOD has been influenced by prayer. GOD cannot be bribed into doing things against his will.

However, when a person desires something and prays earnestly in line with GOD’s will, they form a mental image which the universal power of GOD would begin to align with in order to manifest those desires physically.

Conclusion

It might be hard to believe that despite GOD’s busy schedule of handling the greatest works of creation out there in the universe, our affairs are not too little, insignificant and trivial for his power to be with-held from us.

Probably, we are just one out of billions of other life forms that he created and ushered into existence.

If it doesn’t take anything for GOD’s power to encompass his angels in the divine or spiritual world, it won’t take him anything to consistently encompass us with his power in this physical world.

GOD’s power is so universal and much available at each person’s disposal, as much as the sunshine, rain and wind are. Only a few people take advantage of it, while many others don’t know that the same power reinvigorates the very air we breathe.

Remember the wise words of King Solomon: “The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight; prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her”—Proverbs 4: 7 and 8.

A lot of power is available to those who have done a good job at getting wisdom, understanding and insight which is widely available in every part of creation—the Earth inclusive.

The qualities of real leaders that the world loves—be a real leader and people will follow you

The world loves a leader…you can see it everywhere: in organizations, societies, states, countries, and even on the internet…there is no part of the world where people aren’t eagerly looking for someone to follow, learn from and take action. Real leaders are admired by people because they show the world how value can be added to every activity. Be a true leader and people will follow you. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

Among the multitudes of people living on Earth, there are certain people whose aura and attitude show that they have an irresistible urge to achieve something greater, and they always fight better whenever they fall.

Their capacity for work is relentless, and people continue to admire them each time they carry out one activity or another.

One undeniable fact is that the world loves a real leader; you can see it everywhere: in organizations, societies, states, countries, and even on the internet.

There is no part of the world where people aren’t eagerly looking for someone to follow. People tend to look up to someone who can inspire and show them how important self-discovery is.

The awesome qualities of real leaders

Real leaders instill confidence in others by the virtue of the fact that they have utter confidence in themselves and exude it in action, and also in the power of words they utter.

This is what makes them radiate invincibility and continue to be greatly admired: the obvious consciousness and radiance of their own power—in thoughts, actions and words.

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Real leaders do not impose any limit on their own beliefs and abilities; therefore, they are not limited by the limitations that wear out most people!

Regardless of whether they are humble or not, real leaders don’t have unnecessary egotistical reasons to aspire to any office, position, or any goal.

Even after succeeding, their attitude shows that they strongly believe that talents are just starting points for success—they have to keep working on their talents.

Real leaders work efficiently and show humanity that each person’s outcome in life depends on what they believe in—fact or faith.

Most of their actions motivate people to invest time and effort because they have proven that investment is the basis of getting things accomplished in life.

In addition, they have proven too many times that each person’s best days are still ahead of them, and each person’s faith could be strong enough to alter current facts.

Although real leaders may lack training and formal education, they always draw upon ideas from within themselves, educate themselves, and find ways to succeed, no matter any existing circumstances.

Many real leaders don’t allow the absence of wealth, sufficiency and exposure to stop them from adding unequalled value to the accomplishments of humanity.

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Many great and lasting dynasties were started by poor and uneducated real leaders who used their inner creativity to comprehend the world around them and conduct activities in ways that radiated leadership qualities which made them stand out from the masses.

The businesses of all ages have been filled with successful leaders; some (or many) hardly acquired formal education; probably because they lacked the opportunity, or thought it wasn’t important.

It was after Scottish-American industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, made his millions that he hired a teacher to give him the basics of formal education.

On the other hand, many other successful people never acquired formal education, and never hired anyone to give it to them.

So fundamentally speaking, it isn’t training and education that makes real leaders successful and admired. Don’t get it wrong: training and education are good—they help—but what actually counts is how well you use the creativity that resides within you!

Conclusion

You have great gifts; use them! Learn how to make profit out of every thought that comes to your mind. Think about how to make them work and produce for you—there will always be a way.

Don’t look at things as they are, or how they should remain; rather, think about how better they can become—more interesting, more efficient, and with much more life, value and vitality.

It’s not good enough to merely dream; go a bit further and make conscious efforts to transform your dream into reality.

Real leaders are admired and followed by people because they show the world how value can be added to every activity, and also to mankind which they are part of.

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The numbers of words are not as important as the impact of words on readers

The sizes, or number of words contained in posts are not as important as the impact of the words on readers’ thoughts. The quality of one’s vocabulary does not depend on size of content, or the number of words used; rather, it depends on the effects the words, and phrases and sentences have on readers’ thoughts…the types of words used, and how they are placed, creates an impact on listeners and readers. Words and the visualizations they create, can either be dull and boring, or bright and entertaining—and they make people react either accordingly. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

The sizes of posts, or number of words contained in them, are not as important as the impact of words on readers’ thoughts. The quality of one’s vocabulary does not depend on size of content, or number of words used; rather, it depends on the effects the words, sentences and phrases have on readers’ thoughts!

And don’t get it wrong: there’s nothing wrong with creating content that has too many words. On the other hand, the numbers of words are not as valuable as the impact that words have on readers and their thoughts.

Humans don’t think using words; they think using pictures or images

Words are raw materials for processing thoughts. Whenever words are read, spoken, or assimilated, the mind automatically converts them into pictures or images, which are the things it actually works with best.

Each word, phrase, and sentence creates a different picture. The pictures in the mind vary according to the types of words used to make descriptions.

Whenever we speak or write, we project movies in the minds of listeners or readers, and the words we use determine how listeners or readers react.

Supposing you tell someone: “I feel sad to inform you that you will continue to fail.” What do you think the person will visualize in their mind? They would see continuous defeat and disappointment because of the word “fail”. On the other hand, if you tell someone the opposite, they will visualize continuous success and accomplishment.

Or, if you tell your friends: “we are going to incur a huge debt”, they will certainly see money disappearing; but if you say: “we are going to make a huge profit”, they will certainly visualize money coming in.

The point is this: the types of words used, and how they are placed, creates an impact on listeners and readers. And impactful posts create resonating pictures that linger on in the minds of listeners or readers.

Articles/posts that drive home messages contain words, sentences and phrases that have been aligned in ways that produce clear mental images which allow free-flowing thoughts without obstruction.

In order to buttress points more clearly, we will use phrases that create different pictures or impressions—either positive or negative. As you read them, ask yourself what picture you see: “What picture do I see?”

1. Negative picture: There’s no need to try again; you will never succeed.

Positive picture: If you failed in the past, keep trying with different approaches; you can still succeed.

2. Negative picture: If you studied mathematics and failed the exam, there’s no need to study it again because you won’t pass.

Positive picture: If you studied mathematics and failed, you can still pass the exam if you study harder.

3. Negative picture: If you go there, you will lose confidence and be preoccupied with fear.

Positive picture: If you always meditate positively before going there, you can still build confidence and conquer all fears.

4. Negative picture: Because you are not well educated, you will never acquire the qualities of a real leader.

Positive picture: Although you are not well educated, if you are good and believe in yourself, you will acquire the type of leadership qualities that the world loves.

5. Negative picture: He always offers the best services, but will never become great.

Positive picture: If he keeps on offering the best services, he will become great.

6. Negative picture: Because nobody ever made it in the past, you will never make it.

Positive picture: Although nobody ever made it in the past, one person’s impossibility is still another person’s possibility; you can still make it.

7. Negative picture: The past is gone; there’s nothing to learn from it.

Positive picture: Although the past is gone, there are motivating insights you can still learn from past experiences.

8. Negative picture: There is no way you can move forward and upward because of your background.

Positive picture: If you are diligent, work hard and have belief, regardless of your background, you will move forward and upward ever, backward never.

9. Negative picture: No matter how strong your faith is, it will never alter that.

Positive picture: Although it may be difficult to alter that, your faith could still be strong enough to alter any of today’s facts.

10. Negative picture: You are old; your best days are out of reach.

Positive picture: Although you are old, your best days are still ahead of you.

Conclusion

Any time there is an opportunity to create content, articles or posts, use words, phrases and sentences in ways that won’t wear peoples’ thinking out, and cut them down.

This doesn’t mean the negative side of life shouldn’t be discussed; it just means that the words shouldn’t be used in ways that will hinder the fluidity of pictures or images, and obstruct peoples’ free flow of thinking. Also, it could be of good service to people if content is written in ways that won’t make people hopeless, and cut them down.

Words and the visualizations they create, can either be dull and boring, or bright and entertaining—and they make people react accordingly.