Thursday, January 19, 2012

I believe in you . . . .

Those 4 words are such a gift! It is the best way to let someone know you're pulling for them, you're proud of them, and you believe in them! It is a treasured expression of faith and confidence in the human spirit. Spoken softly and sincerely from the heart, those four words or their equivalent have probably sparked more dreams, ideas, and discoveries......awakened more artists, inventors, and leaders.....united more friends, families, and colleagues....and inspired more companies, communities, and countries than any others. Each of us knows how it feels to dream and to doubt.  Stephen Crane once wrote, "Our doubts are our prison guards." What a gift to be able to release someone from the confines of doubt, and to give them hope! 

Someone saw something in you once. Whoever it was had the wisdom and foresight to see your potential, to bet on your future, to catch hold of your dream. In the game of life, maybe we should always be strong enough and sure enough to go it alone. Maybe it shouldn't matter whether someone else believes in us or not, but it does. There will always be lots of experts who can give us all the reasons why we shouldn't, we won't or we can't. That's why we cherish those rare individuals who are there to remind us why we should, why we will, why we can.

From the book
I Believe in You
by Dan Zadra

"People must believe in each other,
and feel that it can be done
and must be done; 
in that way we are enormously strong.
We must keep up each other's courage."
-Vincent van Gogh

"Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace."
-Dalai Lama

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