Fake faith is a trap that many of us fall into. It's when we pretend to ourselves and others that we believe in our dreams and goals, even when we don't truly have faith in them. It can be easy to slip into this mindset, especially when we're conditioned to believe that happiness is the only desirable state.
However, pretending to be positive and optimistic when we don't genuinely feel that way is exhausting and counterproductive. Instead, we need to acknowledge our true feelings and work to build up genuine belief in our abilities and aspirations. I’m going to talk about this trap and how not to fall into it by building faith through action toward our goals.
[01:41] The message of the power of positivity is everywhere. When we don't feel positive, there's a level of shame and embarrassment. So we pretend to be positive even though we don't feel that way. This is not only exhausting, but it's also counterproductive.
[02:29] If you don't acknowledge your lack of belief, you will subconsciously be operating against yourself.
[03:26] Thinking that you need to believe 100%, 100% of the time is what's keeping you stuck.
[04:04] It's okay to have doubts and by acknowledging them you know what's going on in the back of your mind.
[05:12] Doubt will creep in, so it's completely normal to fear that you won't achieve your goals.
[05:46] We need to accept our humanness without shame. The key is taking action with awareness.
[06:37] Ask yourself these daily questions. Do I believe that this is working? Do I believe that my dream or goal is actually going to happen? If the answer is no, that's okay.
[07:21] Ask yourself why you don't believe it's possible.
[08:34] What level of belief can you get to? It may only be 5% or 10%.
[10:47] Learn to listen from a place of authority. Sometimes you won't feel like doing things, and you don't need to do things at that moment. Sometimes you still need to do them.
[12:29] Gently encourage yourself as if you were parenting a child.
[13:18] You build faith through action as you take steps toward your goal.
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