I heard someone once say that your life and your mind are like cement. If it doesn’t have movement it will harden.
I suppose that is why I think it is incredibly important to have motion. Most days, I try incredibly hard to continue to have purposeful movement in my life. I have always believed and I will always believe that it is better to try and fail, than not try at all.
I often wonder how some of the brightest people I have met in my career in Sports and in faith have yet to create external movement and energy. I believe for some, Judgment is at the core of failure. Most of the time even if it’s by other people, we can be harder on ourselves and fear the judgment of those around us.
There is a fear of recuperability. There is an inherent fear that they won’t be able to recoup what they have invested. Fear, is paralysis.
Paralysis is dangerous. It can stop movement and momentum. In can bring shame, doubt, and distraction. It causes people who are making strides to stop in their tracks. It can turn confidence into insecurity. It can turn faith into fear.
The truth is of course, that none of this is true. These are self-limiting beliefs. These are mindset changes. These are the rules of engagement we believe we must operate in. From my perspective, sometimes in life you can be a fisherman. You have to get up early, put on your waders, drive to your fishing hole and start casting. You keep casting. Throwing the line out, bringing it back. You cast again, hopeful that this time something has bitten. It hasn’t, and you cast again. Sometimes the repeated movement creates it’s own secondary energy. Either way, it’s movement.
There are two important baseline differences between Faith & Belief. Faith is where you see yourself, Belief is where you are. If you are solid in your moment and create movement – you can operate on it. Not in it, on it.