The question that came in this week was a difficult one and it wasn’t the first time someone would ask…. “Kevin? Can you really believe and achieve? I do the ‘believe’ part but it doesn’t seem to work. I read about the idea that you you’ll get something when you believe it…or that you believe that you already have it. ‘You’ll See it When You Believe It.’ Instead I experience the opposite and I feel like I do have to see it to believe it. How come?”
Michael (not his real name) was obviously feeling like a failure, judging from his request for help. And over the years a lot of people have asked this question.
First, you don’t have to see it to believe it…at least not in physical reality. That’s not necessary. (Thank goodness!) But you also can’t expect to see “it” WHEN you believe it. That’s naive and frankly scary.
The answer to Michael’s question is…that there are two very different philosophies that SOUND very similar. The two philosophies yield very different results.
The philosophy (if you can call it that) that Michael refers to is a common mantra in “self help” literature and it is not workable.
The philosophy it was drawn from however was more than workable and is still the blueprint for achievement in this century. I’ll introduce you to the original…
Two Men Who Influenced My Work & Life – W. Clement Stone & Napoleon Hill
If I can digress…we can weave a couple of stories together and come up with the answers for Michael shortly…
W. Clement Stone was an insurance salesman who became so influential in his work that he eventually became the insurance company owner. He lived quite a life and was the author of a couple of my favorite and most helpful books. He was a huge inspiration in my life…
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.”
I’ve lived by that since reading it when I was 21 years old. Most successful people I know do.
He and Napoleon Hill, (author of, Think and Grow Rich), another of my heros, both living in Chicago, struck up a life-long friendship and they wrote a great book together. Both men are often misquoted on this statement…and the process that happens BETWEEN: C,B and A.
Early in his career, Hill got a letter of introduction from Andrew Carnegie encouraging successful people like Edison, Ford, and Presidents of the United States to talk with Hill about what made them successful. Hill did a brilliant job of collecting the wisdom of dozens of the most important people in the early 20th century and put it together into a workable “success” philosophy.
In his early book series, Law of Success, Hill said,
“You can do it, (referring to achievement and financial reward) if you believe you can.”
Simple enough. It became a theme for those who would achieve in the 20th century.
7 pages later in the same book, Hill writes,
“…by and large there is no such thing as something for nothing…”
Two other things Hill said that are useful for today’s article:
“….all you need is one good idea.”
…and the other is:
“…accept the gift of work.”
Today, 70 years after Hill wrote those words, many supposed success philosophers have made it sound like they are giving listeners a similar message but they aren’t….They changed (for their audiences in the 21st century) a message that was truly inspirational and filled with power…A message of success and achievement…. and they’ve altered a words… and the result is a common cause of career, financial, achievement and relationship devastation. These 21st century newagers have changed what worked into this:
“Believe and You Will Achieve” or “You’ll See It WHEN You Believe It
And it is not true. The context of building wealth through one sound idea was generalized to a world of applications…rarely tested…usually leaving the person worse off than they were at the start.
And Michael, the reason you’ve experienced such frustration is that you thought you were following proven wisdom. But like so many others, you were…let’s say, misled… because it’s the opposite of what Hill and Stone (i.e. what has been shown to work!) wrote and it’s important to know that because the philosophies sound similar when you hear them for the first or even second time.
But take a closer look and simply ask, does the “new age” philosophy work or is it downright dangerous? Find out how by continuing the article!
A Dangerous Theme?
Some current writers have taken what Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone and Earl Nightingale so eloquently communicated and turned it into….”You’ll See It When You Believe It”
And sometimes that can be partially true…and unfortunately it can also be very dangerous. I’ll explain why in a moment.
First back to what was originally written back in the early 1900’s…
“If you can conceive it and believe that it can be done, then the mind of man can achieve it.”
In other words, begin working on the blueprint of a plan that makes sense…it begins construction in a person’s mind, it’s mentally “tested.” …and if indeed it is sound, it ultimately ends up being achieved. In most cases barring odd conditions, Hill was correct and completely correct when taken in context. And the philosophy easily allows for someone in the future to fulfill someone else’s vision in the present.
Problem: The new boys on the block took that part out. And that causes instant problems inside people. Things like guilt, shame, embarrassment….
So, yes, as I mentioned, “You’ll See it When you Believe It,” can also *sometimes* be true. But it is not a “true” statement. It is a statement with far more negative ramifications than most would ever see.
No matter how hard you or I wish for a quarter to magically appear on the coffee table in front of us…it isn’t going to happen. Even if we see it, now…
The new, cute sounding phrase, turns out to be a guarantee…for failure. It hinges the door open to a destructive set of emotions as well.
The Undefinable Concept: “Believe”
Why is the newer “philosophy” so bad?
Because it demands that you will have “IT” when you “Believe it.” That’s garbage and in most cases it induces guilt, shame and embarrassment and I can’t tell you how many people have written me about this feeling of inadequacy over the years.
And while were at it, let’s cure this problem too: there should be no guilt attached to the word “believe” because it is a word that can’t be quantified. “Do you believe?”
First, it’s not truly a “yes” or “no” question, even though it sounds like one.
Unfortunately “believe” is not defined all that well…by anyone…anywhere.
When something isn’t definable, it can’t be part of a ‘yes’ / ‘no’ question that can be answered with any degree of certainty.
Why does defining “believe” matter so much in the “You’ll See it WHEN you Believe It,” statement and not so much in Hill’s?
Da Vinci – Did He Believe?
There is no timeline in Hill’s truism…
That’s why Napoleon Hill was so right and the current day philosphies are so wrong. The Hill/Stone philosophy is a cause/effect statement with no time frame. In Hill’s world, it makes perfect sense that Leonardo Da Vinci can conceive of flying and draw up the plans 400 years before the Wright Brothers get off the ground… but according to “You’ll See it WHEN you Believe it,” Da Vinci is a failure.
Da Vinci didn’t believe?!
Or…Da Vinci didn’t believe enough? Hard enough? Trust enough? Have faith enough?
He saw it in his mind…AND believed it contemporaneously… but he must have been a failure because it didn’t happen WHEN he saw it…and we have the plans that he drew…he DID see it. Had he been raised in this philosophy he would have been a quitter because that airplane must not be meant to be. Wouldn’t have made the blueprint stage…
The simple fact is that mankind didn’t have the technology, the full knowledge…yet… of how to make his beliefs and visions and his incredible blueprints happen….
Kennedy – Did He Believe? Was he a Loser Too?
John F. Kennedy never SAW a man on the moon…or close. But it was his “vision,” his belief, that partially paved the way for Neil Armstrong to set foot on the moon in the Summer of 1969. He believed it, but never saw it… and Kennedy was no failure. He drove a nation and a world… with a dream that captured all of our imaginations.
So, although we can certainly look for and find some cases where “You’ll See it When You Believe It,” is true… we can find far more where it was not true or even possible.
What is the Crucial Factor?
The crucial error in the 2005 attempt at changing the wisdom from these philosophers is that of…time… A dream with a deadline is usually just a dream that wakes up to feeling inadequate.
I can see a woman in a space suit, standing on the equator on Mars… but I promise you that she will not be there this afternoon because I’ve so thought it and hallucinate (believe) it.
If she were to take off on a rocket today (that had taken years to build!!), it would take her just over a year to get there… So, my personal belief, my personal vision is not the determining factor in WHEN something happens.
My personal “belief” (call it certainty in my case) CAN affect the outcome of something. Sometimes it can make something happen today that would have taken a decade. Sometimes it can make something happen in a decade that would have happened in a century. Yes, my belief CAN move things along. Without Da Vinci we may not have gotten off the ground for 500 years. I don’t know. Of course no one does.
“You’ll See It WHEN You Believe It,” is not workable. It can’t be trusted or relied upon. And it is dangerous because along with the hope of only “belief,” you have the inadequacy of the non-result.
Do we tell Da Vinci or Kennedy they didn’t believe enough? Were they failures because they didn’t see the result of their imagination?!
No. There was no failure on their part and they both believed yet neither saw, and this is often the case. There are lots of differences in time between the conception of an idea, believing in it and achieving it. The condition of “when” is downright dangerous.
So….What Works in Manifesting Abundance?
What Works in Manifesting Abundance?
Napoleon Hill talked about it in his work: The man with a sound idea would then plan, work the plan, fail, then come up with a new plan until he succeeded. (Forgive the abbreviated philosophy that he used 900 pages to write about.)
And THAT is WHERE the magic is.
That is where the ABUNDANCE MANIFESTS.
If it didn’t happen today, it would happen on a “tomorrow?”
In other words, if your $100,000 didn’t arrive Friday, would it be OK if it came next week?
What Destroys Hope and Dreams?
The great destroyer of hope and dreams is the deadline.
Not achieving X by Tuesday at noon must mean it wasn’t meant to be, the preacher or the new-ager will tell you.
Thank goodness they didn’t talk to Kennedy or da Vinci…
It might take me 13 minutes and you 9 minutes…but we can both finish the mile “run.”
I’ve watched preachers tell members in their “flock” that their “lack of faith” is what caused someone’s death, bad luck, or devastation in their life. Their lack of faith precluded God from answering their prayers.
And they might be doing this with the best or worst of intentions…but they are certainly wrong…
…and the fact is that if you take the deadline off the dream, the dream often happens.
The Red Sox won the World Series last year. Shoot, that isn’t possible. Decades….and had they decided, “It just wasn’t meant to be,” then of course they could have all quit and gone home…but then they screwed up and won….
And in the delayed victory comes great pride and a sense of accomplishment that drives the spirit of humankind to achieve even greater things.
Faith is made even stronger when the struggle is more difficult.
The victory is sweeter.
The love is greater.
Bonds are stronger.
Loyalty is cemented.
So forget what the preacher or new-ager says that “you will see it when you believe it.”
You might or might not.
Certainly you want to see “it” in your mind. You almost need to. And that seeing it IS the belief.
That seeing in your mind’s eye is the conception that leads to belief and precedes achievement.
Achievement is not a gift.
Work is. Work that you love is a joyous gift….usually one you give yourself and usually one that assures achievement and success.
The idea of “Something for nothing,” as Napoleon Hill sometimes saw back in the early 1900’s and we see a lot more in the early 2000’s is, of course, an experience in life that can happen for a short while… but not for long. Someone must pay for the “something for nothing.”
Do You Really Want Something for Nothing?
Something For Nothing?
Well…let’s just look one more time at the philosophy that is truly worth adopting… Whatever the mind of man (or woman) can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.
And it IS meant to be.
“Abundance Happens on Purpose.” Kevin Hogan
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The Psychology of Wealth
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The Abundant Mind
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The Psychology of Wealth
CD1: Permanently Escaping Unconscious Self-Sabotage & the Hypnosis of Flawed Thinking
CD2: Motivating Forces and the Trip Wire of Accumulating Wealth
CD3: Pulling the Earliest, Deepest and Strongest Roots of Self-Sabotage
CD4: Building the Bridge from Self-Sabotage to Prosperity
CD5: Overcoming the Paradoxes of the 21st Century
CD6: Belief and Wealth – the Focal Point that Manifests Money
CD7: The Abundant Mind Part 1
CD8: The Abundant Mind Part 2
CD9: Goal Setting System that Works Parts 1
CD10: Goal Setting System that Works Part 2
CD11: 21 Tactics to Motivate Yourself and Others Part 1
CD12: 21 Tactics to Motivate Yourself and Others Part 2
CD13: The Attraction Principle
CD14: Freedom Focus
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