It’s one thing to know what you believe, know what you value and know what’s important, but believers use trust, hope and resilience to manage the constant stream of doubt that potentially weakens their vision. Believers are aware of their current reality and they also use positive delusion to fuel belief until the evidence of success shows up. Positive delusion helps them to feel it in advance and protects their belief as they bridge the gap between where they are currently and where they want to be. It’s like playing a game of make believe until success appears.
So belief in the early stages is a truth without proof. It’s like a force of nature that is powerful for a believer. Belief can be affected by both internal and external factors. Internal factors are what are going on inside the mind and external factors are what are going on around you — other people and situations. Believers manage their internal environment well and save energy navigating the constantly changing external environment.
The key for the believer is to have trust that their vision will one day become a new reality. Positive delusion will help you get there.