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The Power Of Faith In Your Online Business (Continued)
Do you have faith in your children that they will always do the right thing? This kind of "faith" is an "absolute belief" in the character and integrity of your children. And that my friend is different from a "religious belief."
Do you have faith that the sun will arise in the East tomorrow morning? This kind of "faith" is an "absolute belief" in the processes of nature.
The Power Of The Sun In Teaching Faith
I am not talking about "faith" in the Egyptian sun god Ra or the Greek sun god Apollo. Like I told you before, this is not an article about religion. Instead, this article is about faith and understanding the principles of faith.
Consider for a moment how you think about the sun. When you go to bed each night, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the sun will rise the next day. You know that if it is dark outside, it is only a matter of hours before the sun's light fills your day.
Think about how much confidence you have in the idea of the sun rising tomorrow morning to light another day. Yes, clouds might hide the sun from our direct view, but those clouds cannot block all of the sun's light. Those clouds might darken our skies, but they cannot prevent the sun from rising.
If I had told you that the sun would not come up tomorrow morning, then you would have known me to be a fool.
So how is it that you could so confidently think of me as a fool, if I were to say the sun would not rise tomorrow morning?
For the sake of argument, dwell for just a moment on the absolute certainty that you have in your heart and mind that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.
The feeling you have right now is what it really means to have "faith."
An Unshakable Belief
As a child, I remember hearing stories about people who had that absolute faith that things would go their way. I heard one time about a preacher who had a faith beyond measure. Yes, I am talking about a preacher, but I am still not talking about religion.
The preacher had told his friends that he was going on a trip the following Friday. But, his friends also knew that he really did not have the money for such a trip, and they said as much to the preacher.
The preacher told them that the money he needed for his trip would be provided to him. Penniless and faithful, this man had a real faith, even an unbreakable certainty that his trip would become possible. For him, it was not a matter of "if" he could get the money for his trip; it was a matter of "he will have the money" in time for his trip.
On Thursday, the day before his scheduled trip, one of his friends asked him if he had gotten the money for his trip yet. The preacher dutifully said no, but assured his friend that he would have the money in time for his trip.
Sure enough, Friday morning came, and his friend produced enough money to ensure that the preacher's trip would go off without a hitch.
Cheating You Say?
The preacher's faith paid off for him and his planned trip. Sure, in this case the preacher's friend came through to reward the preacher's faith. And one might try to argue that it was not an act of "reliable" faith that produced that result.
But as I look around at people I know, I see the principle of faith at work in their lives.
Frequently I hear people tell me, "Clinton, this month we will see a 20% increase in sales." And then it comes to pass.
People tell me, "Clinton, my business will generate a quarter million in sales this year," and then it happens.
My mentors tell me that the first step to success is setting measurable goals and believing with an unshakeable faith that those outcomes will come to fruition.
For years, I had believed that this faith thing was just a bunch of poppycock. Then one day, I convinced myself that a particular goal was within my reach. Things had been going my way, so I decided that I would earn $500 per month online, to supplement my families tight financial resources.
My faith was unshakeable; I knew in that moment that I would make $500 that month and each month thereafter. And then it happened.
Yes, I was able to have an unbreakable belief in myself with my small goal, and then I was able to realize that small goal. Soon after, I promptly forgot about my newfound manifestation of faith.
Just like many other people, when I finally learned and manifested the principle of faith for the first time, I thanked chance for delivering the goods.
Realizing The Power Of Faith In My Online Business
One day, I looked back and realized that chance may have not been in play to bring me my previous success. I considered the possibility that perhaps faith did have a role after all. So, I created a new goal. And then I built up my faith, practicing the belief that what I desired would come true. I set a goal to earn as much from my online business, as I did each week from my daytime job. Within the next few weeks, I built up my confidence level.
One day, the light just came on. I knew deep in my heart that my goal would be realized. In that moment, I realized within myself an unshakeable belief that I would reach my goal.
Within a few days, my online sales began to increase to a level that was required for me to manifest my stated goal.
The Human Condition
Unbreakable faith had delivered twice for me, and yet I let it pass another six months before I tried again. So soon we forget and return to a condition of disbelief.
My wife and I had been talking about taking a family vacation, but we really did not have the money to do so. Within just a few days, I realized that the power of faith could deliver a family vacation for my family, so I made a decision to earn $12,000 to pay for a vacation to remember.
This time, I did not have to prepare myself to accept the faith that my desire would come true. I just decided in that instant that I would earn the money needed for our family getaway.
How did it work out?
Within the next seven days, my business earned $18,000 in pure profit. It truly was a vacation of a lifetime for my family and I.
Remembering The Sunrise
When you learn to manifest the power of faith in your own life and your business, you also will reap the rewards of faith.
However you define your goals and success in your own life, they will come true, once you make the decision to believe with unwavering faith that your goals will become a reality.