Yes, Or No … Do You Believe In A God?
Posted on January 10th, 2018
Serious question … yes, or no … do you believe in a god?
Or how about this … do you believe in yourself?
Before I get to why I ask … I’d quickly like to throw a shout out to our new subscribers and members to the Unity community. Rad and I (Yani) have trained people in Sydney since 2004 … and our journey has been extremely valuable.
We’ve learned a hell of a lot about what it takes to get people fit and healthy and what keeps them motivated to do so.
Everyday we produce videos to share what we’ve learned and I also like to give a bit of a backstage view of what we’re doing through this daily blog.
Now back to my strange question about God …
Personally, I’m not a religious person; so I don’t believe in a god.
But, there’s a few things I do admire about religion in general.
Things that we’ve been able to borrow that have helped us personally in a big way.
After working very hard to create a strong community and culture here at Unity Gym I can’t help but marvel at the success of the religious community.
Talk about strong culture!
Today I want to focus on three other areas I think religions have kinda nailed that helped build and strengthen that culture … because these are all things that can be used by absolutely anyone.
What I’ve grown to appreciate about religion the most is that they have mastered three simple life hacks that I believe helped me overcome depression and achieve many of my life’s goals.
Obviously, people who follow a religion have developed a steadfast belief in their god. Now, although I don’t personally believe in a god, I think that having a strong belief in yourself is also very important.
I think that having a strong belief in yourself, is kinda similar to having a strong belief in your god.
It sure has helped Rad and me …
This is particularly important if you’re trying to achieve something BIG in your life.
Like transforming your body, or improving your financial health. Or starting a family, or a new business … or even achieving more success in your career.
Whatever it is … trust me … if you don’t believe in yourself and your goals, chances are you won’t achieve them.
In addition, having faith in your belief is essential.
Without faith, the slightest set back will destroy your confidence and belief and steer you in the wrong direction.
One thing I can attest to through my own personal experience … and having the privilege of working closely … (often five days a week) … with a variety of people is that the path to success is NEVER linear!
So having a strong belief in what you’re doing, and practicing faith is essential!
Lastly, religious people and religions in general have a very clear understanding of the power of thoughts and spoken word. And through daily prayer, they’re able to harness these things to help program their minds and strengthen their faith.
Even when times get tough.
This is a HUGE benefit.
I genuinely admire the concept of daily prayer to reprogram your thoughts.
Do not underestimate the power of your thoughts and the words that come out of your mouth!
We don’t necessarily pray like a religious person might. But similarly, we use daily affirmations and commands to program our thoughts. And this is far more powerful than you probably imagine.
Here’s the thing … it has been estimated that an average brain has anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts a day and 70% of them are negative.
Some psychologists suggest that negative thinking is actually depression speaking.
It’s what depression sounds like …
Depression manifests in negative thinking before it creates negative affect. And the worst thing is … people generate negative thoughts so automatically that they’re often completely unaware that it’s happening.
What most people forget in the process … is that it’s actually a choice they’re making. And it can usually be changed. (at least in my case it was)
In my own life I have had to learn to change the way I speak to myself. And I can attest to the fact that it’s possible to do so!
Both in thought and in actual spoken words.
And this has had an amazingly positive effect on my results.
Now before you think I’m a total nutcase for talking to myself, hear me out!
As famous civil rights freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi once said …
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
I am a firm believer that your thoughts (and words) affect your actions and habits … and therefore … your outcomes.
So where am I going with this …? How can you use all this to your benefit, even if you’re not a religious person?
I can guarantee you that if you don’t believe in yourself and your goals you won’t achieve them!
So start by believing in yourself … (seriously!)
Chances are, you’re far more capable of achieving big goals than you actually think.
In addition … if you don’t have faith in yourself and your plan … you probably won’t get very far either.
Once you set some goals … and make a plan … have faith that it will work. If you put effort in, eventually it will start to come together.
But it most likely won’t be easy!
Remember this … the path to your goals definitely won’t be a linear progression curve. You’ll have times when you absolutely crush it … and other times when you can’t do anything right.
Along the way you’ll hit obstacles that make it hard to continue … and you’ll most likely begin to question what you’re trying to do …
In order to keep moving forward you’ll need faith in yourself.
And finally, it will help if you create a daily habit of speaking to yourself in a more supportive way to reinforce your faith.
I personally do this by revisiting my goals and the plan I’ve created to achieve them regularly. Often having to amend or change the plan if something didn’t work out as predicted.
That’s totally cool … it’s all part of the process!
I’ve also found that by using a series of daily affirmations, commands, short meditation sessions and simple visualisation techniques I stay more motivated.
Each of these little life hacks have been very helpful at times. Especially when I hit a wall.
Whether you are a religious person or not … you can’t deny that they have created an extremely strong following.
And if you look hard enough, you’ll see that there are a few pretty simple tools they’ve used to do so, which aren’t exclusive to religion itself.
We can all use them in our own lives to help keep ourselves motivated.
The only difference is, instead of believing in a god, just believe in yourself!
To your limitless success,
P.S. Yesterday … we launched our first January Health Kick Start program. 20 new people taking their health into their own hands to transform their bodies.
If you need some help setting goals, or some motivation our health kickstart is a great place to start. Low commitment, and it will give you a good idea of why our program is different and popular.
The good news is, due to the popularity … we now have three (3) groups starting in January. And there’s still time to join one of the last two on the following dates:
- Monday 15/01/2018
- Monday 22/01/2018
P.P.S. Although we’ve opened up new groups … We to keep each group small enough to deliver great results, we still strictly limit each group to 20 people.
The first group and many of the remaining places sold before Christmas …
Do NOT miss out on this life changing program!
We advise you book early! Go here now to do so …
Remember … we have a special discount offer for previous members. If that’s you, and you want to join the Kickstart program email me and I’ll send you a special link!