"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
- Napoleon Hill
"To Think Is To Create"- Thomas Willhite
"Believe It, Be It"- Me ;)
What is a mantra? I remember when I was on the Biggest Loser, people would ask me to say my mantra and I was like, "What? What mantra?" They would go on and say "you know that thing you say" and I would ask "you mean Believe It, Be It?" And they would be like "yeah, that's it". Before this, I never thought about what a mantra meant or realized how powerful they were. When I was a little girl I went to my 1st seminar called PSI 1, it was for kids under the age of 13. In this seminar they suggested many different philosophies one of which was "To Think, Is To Create" Understanding this concept when I was younger was really more like just believing, not really understanding. With the naive nature that most kids do. As I got older I quit applying this philosophy not for any reason in particular. I think on some level I thought that it couldn't possibly be true based on the world around me.
When I left for the Biggest Loser a friend at the time gave me a bell. At 1st I thought it was kind of a cheesy gift as well I wasn't taking any other trinkets like that. I was getting ready to catch my flight so I just stuck it in my carry on. When got to the hotel and unpacked my bags I set the bell on my night stand. After a couple of days of being sequestered with my mom and thinking about the possibilities of what my future might hold I turned my head and for the first time really read the inscription on the bell.
It read "Dream It. Be It",.
Dream It. Be It? No! I didn't want to just dream about being the Biggest Loser, I wanted to BE the 1st Female Biggest Loser. But could I actually do it? The saying, 'to think is to create' came to mind and then 'fake it till you make it' did as well. Could I really do it? Could I really fake my way through this process till I made? I didn't know but I did know that I needed to believe I could if I ever wanted the chance to. I started jumping on my bed, ringing my bell, repeating "Believe It, Be It, I'm going to be the first female biggest loser" I swear my mom wanted to kill me ;)
It took about 4 weeks and after probably a million times saying "Believe It, Be It, I'm going to be the 1st female biggest loser" before I no longer felt like I was faking it, I knew with every pore of my body that I was going to be. I wasn't there yet but I was going to be and there were MANY times before I actually did get there, where I drew strength from repeating it.
Does the mantra itself have power? Of course not, but when you allow yourself to believe in it then it empowers you. I know this for a fact. If you doubt that it can work for you then it won't. And because you don't believe it to be true, you will NEVER allow yourself to get to where you want to go.
For me I started believing when I allowed my self to see reason why I could, how I could. I collected evidence that I believed proved that being the 1st female biggest loser was my destiny. Between you & I, I believed this was my destiny. Biggest Loser was just the avenue that allows me to make a difference in the world, my world.
So what is a mantra to me? It's a saying, when repeated enough times empowers you to believe in it. It's a saying that when you believe in it, it empowers you to believe in you. After all it is YOUR mantra!