Believe in yourself, and it will all work out? How in the hell is this “self-belief” accomplished? What’s the trick, book, video, or special person I need to speak with to have this magical experience? I have heard it from many speakers, rappers, actors, spiritual leaders, religious leaders, singers, and the list goes on and on. Of course, the people that have it all preach self-belief. It’s easy to tell the people who have nothing that the main thing to do is just believe in yourself. Sounds like bullshit and I hate bullshit. Why does it all seem so simple? I am 34 years of age and the clock is continuing to tick and patience isn’t a strong point of mine.
I officially changed my mindset and outlook on life in 2016. I decided that I wanted to give my life and all to helping others. I wanted to help others chase their dreams and let nothing stop them as I had decided. I mean, I was tired of hearing people not thinking and wanting more for their lives. Work, retire, and then die. Why weren’t people striving to leave their stamp on this earth? I recognize the individuals that have made the decisions to leave a legacy behind. Teachers, doctors, nurses, good police, firemen, and all professions that have a primary purpose for the better good of others. Those individuals are leaving a direct impact on the people they have direct contact with and I think that is amazing. Not everyone has to leave a legacy of being a CEO, business owner, millionaire, actor/actress, rich, or famous, but we all have greatness inside of us. We gain access to this greatness according to other greats, by believing in ourselves. I have not totally gained access to my greatness but I’m trusting the process. I laugh at “trusting the process” quite often today. This saying seems to be used and abused by people that are successful.
Fuck the process just give me the dream! I am ready damnit! Let me just tell you, trusting the process sucks. My dreams and goals are beyond my current life and this take lots of sacrifice. Giving up fun, traveling, and money has led me to some mentally frustrating days. I am here to tell you that my faith and belief in this dream is tested DAILY. I am obsessed with this dream of mine, so I have made it impossible to lose faith in it happening for me. I am ready and willing to die to make this dream happen for me. I am writing this to say that regardless of how dumb it may sound and how it may seem easy for a successful person to vomit “trust the process” over and over, you must do just that and trust the process. Decide to live life as you want to live it and don’t settle for anything else. There isn’t a trick, book, video, or anything else to help you accomplish self-belief. You have to be tired of living unfulfilled. You have to be fed up with knowing that others are achieving your dreams and not including you. It has to piss you off that someone that doesn’t work as hard as you do has accomplished their dreams. Don’t just live to survive but live and help the surviving live as well. I have been doing minor things to keep my dream alive, but it has still been tough. If you have started pursuing your dream don’t you ever give up. It is better to die trying then to have never tried at all. Too many dreams are buried in the cemetery without the fuse ever being lit. Light the fuse and start the pursuit, no matter how big or small your dream may be. BELIEVE THE BULLSHIT because I am.
Written By Ronald Anthony WIlson