In my book "Working Backwards" I have a Chapter titled VIPER POISON which is an acronym for various qualities I need to get to where I am destined to go. Vision, Intestinal Fortitude, Passion, Execution, Resilience, Persistence, Opportunity, Insight, Spirituality, (oh oh can't remember!) and Needsearch. Hmmmmm, dementure maybe! Anyway if you mix up all of those ingredients, you will have a fine recipe for BELIEF. Without BELIEF it is pointless even considering the journey. The belief I am talking about is self-belief.
I might be struggling with and without lots of things as I continue my STEPS forward, but the one trait that will take me to my Destin-ee is my self-belief. From my rock bottom moment when I was being attacked from all sides by a cyclonic type storm, nearly drowning under a park picnic table, with absolutely NOTHING of value left in my life, I have KNOWN that I would comeback. That was my defining moment. It is when I started to BELIEVE in myself more than at any other time in my life. It isn't a feeling of determination. It is a COMMITMENT. It is a commitment to yourself. But it must be true. It must be real. And it must take you to the destination of your journey.
BELIEF is a MUST. Hoping and praying is not enough, although they help along with the VIPER POISON ingredients. The obstacles and barriers trying to prevent you from moving forward are ever present. The NEGOBS will work you to near insanity or even worse, death. But if you BELIEVE, if you commit to yourself, then your comeback will happen. Nothing can stop your Destin-ee from arriving. But your BELIEF is THE MOST CRITICAL part of the journey. My belief in DotsHQ, my belief in myself, is stronger than any NEGOB trying to prevent the comeback, my re-invention.
If you are going on your own journey, if you are re-inventing yourself, if you are coming back from the depths, then find THAT belief. It is your very first NEED. When you find it, your focus on the final destination, your Destin-ee, will be impenetrable. Other people's opinions, money or lack of it, family, illness.....NOTHING will stop you on the journey. I had to make myself BELIEVE. It took a rock bottom to do it but now.........
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BELIEVE IN THE POWER TO CONTROL YOUR OWN LIFE