Belief is absolute!
Following our video on Monday (catch up here if you want to see it again), here’s an inspiring true story about the power of belief.
A business man was in debt and couldn’t figure out a way out of it. Creditors were pressing him. Suppliers were demanding payments. He was sitting on a bench in the park with his head down, thinking what could save the company from bankruptcy.
Suddenly, an old man appeared in front of him. “I see that something is bothering you,” he said.
After listening to the businessman, the old man said, “I think I can help you”.
He asked the businessman what his name was, wrote him a cheque, and said, “Take this money. We will meet here exactly in one year, and you will be able to pay me back at that time.”
After that, he turned around and disappeared just as suddenly as he had appeared.
The businessman saw a cheque in his hands for an amount of $500,000 signed by John Rockefeller, one of the richest people in the world at that time!
“I could end all my problems in no time!” he thought. But instead, the businessman decided to put the cheque into his safe. Just knowing it was there gave him strength to find a solution to save his business.
With his optimism restored, the businessman successfully concluded deal after profitable deal; after a couple of months he’d got himself out of debt, and started earning money again
Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the same cheque. At the agreed time the old man appeared again. At the moment when the businessman wanted to return the cheque and to share his story of success, a nurse ran up and grabbed the old man.
“I’m so glad I caught him,” she exclaimed, “I hope he wasn’t bothering you. He always runs away from the house telling people he’s John Rockefeller!”
The businessman was bemused. For the past year he’d been spinning and building a business, convinced he had half a million dollars but suddenly he understood that it wasn’t the money, real or imaginary, that turned his life around; it was his new confidence and belief that gave him the strength to achieve everything he had now.
Just like last week’s story, and Monday’s video, the message here is simple and profound … belief is absolute, it’s 100% (anything less is hoping or wishing).
Master this, and everything you desire in life will be forthcoming.