The power of beliefs.


Belief plays a pivotal role in resilience.

Believing that you have what it takes.

Believing that you can try again.

Believing in something greater than yourself.

Believing you are never alone.

Believing your power is greater than your pain.

Believing that things are going to get easier.

This 1 minute video encapsulates it all.

What beliefs help you overcome challenges?

Thanks Mom for always believing in me.

34 thoughts on “The power of beliefs.

    1. Glad you like it! It always makes me cry! So much heart. ❤️

      A moving message about how our personal beliefs have developed over time — with the encouragement and support of others. And equally, the important role we play in shaping other people’s self-efficacy, beliefs, and mindsets.

      Which is why I end the post with an Ode to my Mom. Because just like the youngsters in the video, she always believed in me. And now it’s my turn to do the same for all that I meet too.

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      1. We owe such a lot to our mothers, don’t we. I can only hope and pray that my own children will one day be able to say the same about me. My mum was a mother to hundreds, if not thousands, during her lifetime. She worked tirelessly with Dad who served as a pastor to migrants. Many were broken souls. Mum took each and everyone of them into her heart. Bless you and the work you do, Andrea.

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  1. Your words are always so powerful and give me fuel for thought, motivation, and action. Belief in myself, my abilities, and my strength were lacking until I decided to stop being lazy and start believing that I had, within me, the strength to do the things I had been avoiding for a long time: eating right, exercising, and getting healthy. I had lost my way and thought that I was no longer capable of the kind of discipline required to persevere past a bad diet and poor health, but I had some faith in my motivation and determination and once I started believing in myself, things began going well. I lost the weight with relative ease, I got back into fitness, and now my life is 180 degrees from where it was headed a mere three years ago. Belief is powerful. Without it, I can’t see how anyone can succeed at anything.

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    1. “Belief is powerful.” Amen to that!

      Belief is the fuel for your health and weight loss journey. And in sharing your story, you continue to shape the belief systems of all your readers — including myself!

      The epitome of observational teaching & learning. This is you. If you believe. I do too!

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    1. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the video! It’s one of my favourites. I often show it to nursing students underscoring the opportunity they have to shape the beliefs of their patients. Giving them hope. Helping them believe that as you write above “If we truly believe we can achieve anything.”

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  2. Absolutely agree that belief is key to what we do in life — in the broadest sense imaginable. To know what you believe examine your manner of life now, and whenever you decide that there’s something you need to change begin by changing the beliefs. It took me a long time to recognize the way that my beliefs have shaped my life. Now the management of my beliefs is one of my daily assignments. Particularly at the beginning of the day and at the day’s close, I take a little time to ask myself what expectations are guiding my actions. And if I need different results, I ask myself “what beliefs do I need to examine to find out how to budge this situation?”

    And one key thing — it’s to be grateful everyday. Gratitude is huge. It shapes everything else. Be glad for all the good that you find in daily life because it nourishes your days.

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    1. Such great advice for incorporating belief management into daily life. Thank you!

      Gratitude is big for me too! The moment I notice that I’m acting entitled or feeling whiny — I look around the room, no matter where I am and rest my eyes on something I have missed during my inner temper tantrum.

      A lamp. The ceiling. A tree. A cloud. The sound of my breath. Anything and everything that draws me back into the miracle in the mundane. This is life. And I am grateful for it all.

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  3. Helen Diane Wood

    What a powerful post and video Dr. D. (aka Andrea).

    It took me back several years to the time you were young, willful, innocent but always with a passion for life, adventure and people. A shining star who was determined to make her mark in this beautiful world of ours.

    Today, your presence is felt everywhere with your words, your actions and your incredible gifts that you share so selflessly.

    Believing in you was not an option. For I knew that you could achieve any goal you set your mind to.

    A grateful, proud mother–(aka Dr. Di)

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  4. That meme says it all. Believing is so important in order to get the job done. For me, blogging has been a blessing because my writing has received accolades I never would have received if I kept my poetry locked away. It has taught me to believe.

    Good post.

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    1. “It has taught me to believe.”

      Yes! I love how blogging has unlocked the poet in you. A passion & purpose that shifts every one of your readers to a higher place. When you believe — we do too. ✍️ 💫


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