“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily”
― Paulo Coelho
Conviction – a strong belief in a cause. What are you convicted of? What are you doing that you believe in so deeply that nothing interferes with getting the result you want. It takes conviction to plow through difficult circumstances to achieve a noble goal. It is a quality that not a lot of people have. We live in a society where things should be easy, that we should be able to obtain things easily.
What does it take to live a life with conviction?
1. Clarity on what it is you want to do. Being crystal clear on what your purpose is, on what your goals are and how to realize those goals. Without clarity, without focus things are blurred and confusing. Clarity of purpose gives rise to direction. Seeing as we are goal seeking beings and that happiness flows from achieving goals big or small means that we should focus on “being” and “doing”.
2. Competence, the ability “to do”. Competence increases your self-esteem. If you believe you can do it, you probably can. It may take work and practice to develop the competence you need to get the results you want, so work on developing your skills. What one thing can you do today to improve your skills?
3. Making it real. What do you absolutely want to accomplish in your life? What is stopping you? What is holding you back from living full-out right now? List all those reasons, yes, write them all down. Now look at the list, is it true, is everything reason that you wrote down stopping you from living that life you want to live?
Living with conviction means that there is a way to achieve your goal even in the midst of all the stuff that happens. It means that it is important to realize that result, whether it is a special trip, a new college degree, a new career, a better relationship or making something better in your life. If you not convicted that life can be better for you than what will? It’s your life not someone else’s, it is your choice and it must be your conviction to make that life real for you.
What would you do if it really mattered?
What would it take for you to be convicted to take action for a cause you believed in … you?
In this video clip you’ll learn about a person who was convicted and about another person who was convicted to make a change. What passion, what energy, what goal can you focus on and achieve? The one that you totally believe in and one that you are willing to make the right sacrifices to achieve.
Take a look!