I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. W. Clement Stone
Believing is like day dreaming. You can lay around all day imagining what the world would be like if everyone believed like you. Daydreaming may inspire you, but it’s not going to change anything.
Believing is just the first step, and if you want to make a difference, you must do something about what you believe. Action takes your belief from inside you and makes it real, so that other people can see it, touch it, feel it. If they can see it’s real, then they can believe it, too. And then they’ll begin to act on that belief. That’s how the world becomes a better place– not because we believe better things, but because we act on what we believe.
Possible actions you can take to bring your belief into the world:
- Create a community that supports people in taking positive action.
- Start a petition to encourage a corporation to make more responsible choices.
- Advocate for a legislative change.
- Take a class.
- Mentor a child.
- Spend your money on goods and companies consistent with your beliefs.
Give, because using your time, money, and talent to bring what you believe into existence is way more important than just believing.