ANYTHING is possible if you believe in it, right? It’s the “if you believe in it” part that usually trips people up.
Most people want to believe in positive possibilities and that they can accomplish their dreams; but the actual manifestation and consciousness of believing are a stretch. Beliefs are unconscious habits that become integrated into our daily lives when we aren’t watching. In order to change your life, you have to change your habits. A change in habits creates a change in beliefs.
Yes, I realize this is the opposite of what most people will tell you; they say change your thinking to change your world. True, BUT…
You must first address the unconscious thoughts that have become habits that are controlling you throughout the day.
If I’ve always believed that I’m terrible at math, thus studying it less and generally expecting to fail, I will find myself failing math. A self-fulfilling prophecy? My inner, subconscious thoughts create a habit of less attention and less effort, this leads to my belief dictating my reality.
But, what if I tell myself I can master the world of math? I study more for that subject and work harder to understand – asking my teacher for help, working and re-working problems. Well, chances are that my new level of open-mindedness and discipline will create a different habit. This habit is reinforced with the increased competency and good grades. I may not like math, but I will believe I am good at it (whether I like it or not). Another self-fulfilling prophecy. My beliefs are again dictating my reality.
Most of us operate on a given set of basic, unconscious beliefs and habits that are often contrary to our conscious beliefs. We can tell our neighbor how to run his world, fix all his problems, and clean all the skeletons out of his closet.
Yet, as easy as fixing our neighbors and family members is, it is difficult for us to take ownership and exercise control over our one precious life. Why? Have you taken ownership of your one precious life yet?
The Holstee Manifesto
Meet a Company that has taken ownership. Let me introduce you to the Holstee Manifesto ( pictured above) and their concept: Lifestyle Design With a Conscience. This is a Company that started with a simple set of statements that became a Manifesto.
The Manifesto became an actual manifestation of their new outlook and new habits, turning into a firm set of beliefs that govern their Company and its interaction in the world.
The founders explain their process in the introduction from their website:
….the first thing Holstee’s three founders – Mike, Fabian and Dave – did was sit together on the steps of Union Square and write down exactly what was on their minds and the tips of their tongues. It wasn’t about shirts and it wasn’t about their old jobs. It was about what they wanted from life and how to create a company that breathes that passion into the world everyday. It was a reminder of what we live for. The result became known as the Holstee Manifesto.
A message that has since been shared over 500,000 times and viewed over 60 million times online. Years later it is encouraging and inspiring to see how many people the words of The Holstee Manifesto resonate with. Above all else, it has confirmed for us that with genuine positive intentions, anything is possible. (Source: http://shop.holstee.com/pages/about)
I love that the Holstee Manifesto is now a calling-card to awareness and action for many people. And, I love the depth of honesty and purpose captured in the words, “with genuine positive intentions, anything is possible.” This is a group of individuals who know how to take ownership of their lives, careers, and Company. And, not only that, but in a loving and open way, they willingly share their message with the world.
If you’ve never heard of Holstee or if you’d like more information about the Company, its products, and founders, please visit them at http://shop.holstee.com/
Congratulations to the founders and members of the Holstee organization for setting a wonderful example for all of us! And, THANK YOU for sharing the Holstee Manifesto – a beloved reminder to each of us to live forward, owning and exploring our individually beautiful lives.~
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