If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ~Sam Walton

Do you feel that your ideas are not well received by others? We all probably feel that way from time to time. Here are some examples of people who had great ideas, but no one wanted to listen. They should have, because the people in these examples took their ideas to other people and made a fortune. Keep trying, don’t give up. Whether you are struggling to improve your marriage, your career or anything else in your life, keep the faith. God loves you and is looking out for you and he will give you the power you need to life a victorious life.

Long ago Sam Walton (the founder of the huge Walmart chain of stores found in numerous countries around the world) worked at K-Mart. He worked and thought very hard and came up with a better way of buying things to sell at K-Mart. He carefully put together a pitch to sell it to upper management. They listened and chuckled and told him “Son, that’s not the way we do business here.”

Sam believed in himself and the idea so he took his idea out and started a business with it. Now K-Mart has a hard time keeping many of their stores open due to competition with Walmart.

Long ago an engineer realized that since crystals can be made to vibrate at a very constant rate when energized with a small electrical current, one could put a crystal in a watch and keep more accurate time than ever before in the history of the world. Swiss watches dominated the world market. So he carefully planned out a pitch to bring to the top leaders of the Swiss watch company for which he worked and told them about the benefits of crystals. . They listened and chuckled and told him “Son, that’s not the way we do business here.”

He believed in himself, so he brought his idea to Texas Instruments and Casio and the rest is history. Now it is hard to find watches for sell that don’t use crystals.

Alexander Graham Bell attempted to sell the patent for the telephone to the president of Western Union. The president sneered and asked what in the world he would do with a silly electrical contraption like that.

A few  years later, writes Julie M. Fenster in American Heritage, the president of Western Union “told colleagues that if he could get the patent for $25 million he’d consider it a bargain. By then it wasn’t for sale.”

You have probably heard of other similar stories. Belief, or positive thinking is so important. Jesus called it faith. People are usually not open to new things. Some of the ideas in this blog are new to some people and they think the ideas are crazy, but the ideas I blog about have changed my life for the better. I try to only choose powerful ideas to write about. Unfortunately my book The Amazing Power of Prayer gets put in the category of “silly ideas” quite a bit but finding the ideas and writing about them really changed my life for the better. http://getprayerpower.com/i


Don’t give up.

Maybe you have been working on a relationship for several years and it looks like it just won’t get any better. Perhaps a child is going the wrong direction in life or ignoring you. Maybe your spouse doesn’t understand you and causes you grief. Or maybe you are working on a promotion at work and it just seems to be impossible to get it.

Don’t give up, but learn to enjoy life while striving for your goal.

I remember a lady telling me that her husband had ideas for a number of different businesses to start here in the USA. He would start one business and if it didn’t do well after a couple of years he would move on to something else. She said he didn’t have the patience to stick with something until it was successful. The average new business takes five years before it becomes profitable. We help you start a home business.

If you have friends who seem to have a knack for solving relationship problems or career challenges, maybe you feel unlucky, like you are just not blessed in life. But when you compare yourself with what someone claims they have (maybe their claims are overstated) you often get discouraged.

To those of you reading this who have goals and dreams in life that just don’t seem to be possible, just remember, Jesus said that with faith all things are possible. Not only Jesus, but many other successful people said the same thing.

Don’t give up, you will make it.

Abraham Lincoln failed many, many times before becoming president of the United States. Many consider him our best president. Winston Churchill also failed many times and struggled with depression almost constantly before becoming the outstanding leader who guided Great Briton through one of their most dangerous times in history.

When discouraged, there are many things that can get you feeling better. Read or listen to encouraging, motivational books and sermons. Take a walk. It is amazing how much better a person feels after exercise because it releases the “feel-good” chemicals into the bloodstream.

Count your blessings.

Gratitude not only helps you make it through the day with a happier mindset, it also makes you stronger and it certainly makes your prayers more effective. Gratitude is one of the 10260032_733336706703961_741405142712697955_nkey faith lifters, and Jesus said many times that faith is a key to answered prayer.

So if it seems that God is not listening to you, don’t give up. Remember, he loves you more than you love yourself and he is always looking out for you.

Remember, the people Moses led to the Promised Land had to fight sword to sword with giants (or more correctly, they thought they would have to) and you probably never will fight a giant. However, you may have to fight against your impatience. It may take longer than you expect to see success.

Would you like better finances? Would you like to get out of debt? How about more spending money? Og Mandino was a very successful salesman and writer. He helped countless people to become financial stable. Many of these people had been in debt or were too poor to provide well for their family. Og knew that if a person is willing to work hard, he can improve his life. In the quote below, he mentions that wasting time is like stealing from his family. He worked hard and became wealthy, not just for himself, but for his family and for hundreds of people he helped.

 From “The Greatest Salesman in the World” the Scroll Marked V:

 I will live this day as if it my last.

I will avoid with fury the killers of time. Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith; fear I will dismember with confidence. Where there are idle mouths I will listen not; where there are idle hands I will linger not; where there are idle bodies I will visit not. Henceforth I know that to court idleness is to steal food, clothing, and warmth from those I love. I am not a thief. I am a man of love and today is my last chance to prove my love and my greatness.

 I will live this day as if it is my last.

And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument. This day I will make the best day of my life. This day I will drink every minute to its full. I will savor its taste and give thanks. I will make every hour count and each minute I will trade only for something of value. I will labor harder than ever before and push my muscles until they cry for relief, and then I will continue. I will make more calls than ever before. I will sell more goods than ever before. I will earn more gold than ever before. Each minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday. My last must be my best.

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You are a person of great worth. You have enormous potential to accomplish incredible things in life.

 We all know people who are arrogant and turn people off because they think they are better than everyone else. But if we stop and think about it, we realize that there are very few arrogant people out there. In fact some people who seem arrogant and brag the most about their accomplishments are the people who have the lowest self-image. They don’t believe in themselves.

 You won’t accomplish your purpose in life if you have a low self-image. You won’t have good relationships with family, friends and co-workers if you have a low self-image. I took a graduate level class from an old man who had spent his entire life helping people One thing he had spent a lot of time doing was counseling people to have better marriages. He came to the conclusion that the biggest cause of divorce was bad self-image.

 I have heard that financial problems and the arguments they cause are the number one cause of divorce, so at first I doubted the wise old teacher. As the years pass, and I think about this, I begin to believe more and more that most problems in people’s lives are caused by bad self-image. They don’t believe in themselves.

 There was a man who was told in high school that he was stupid and should take the simplest job available when he finished high school. That is what he did. He worked year after year at a very simple job doing repetitive work. Then the company he worked for failed and he lost his job. So he applied for a position in another company. The standard procedure at that company was that all applicants were required to take an IQ test. He took the test and scored extremely high. He was shocked.

 He was offered a job but not doing the simplest work. His job required him to think and make decisions. After some time he invented two new things and got patents for them. He rose in the ranks and had an outstanding career. Why? Because he believed that he could do well after learning of his high IQ. He changed his perception of himself. He began to believe he could do great things. He began to believe in himself.

 I have known people who didn’t do well in school but were talented in some other way. I knew a lady who did very poorly in school but was a fantastic artist. Some are great salespeople. Some are outstanding athletes. Everyone has talent in some area of their life, but it is often difficult to find what it is.

 Many people have become rich by selling services or products. It doesn’t take a genius to sell. A man named W. Clement Stone became rich selling life insurance. He realized he could multiply his efforts  if he trained others to sell for him. Some of the biggest names in sales and writing are people trained by Stone. Jack Canfield, who sells hundreds of millions of books was a student of Stone. Og Mandino, another writer of hugely successful books was also his student. Stone taught them to believe in themselves.

 Almost anyone can make a lot of money but they must possess one quality. They must believe they can do it. If they don’t believe they can make good money, they won’t even try. Many try selling and after hearing people tell them “no” they give up. They had a weak belief, but when their faith was tested, they gave up. They didn’t believe in themselves.

 There are many companies that teach people how to sell. A common business model that has made thousands of people rich is network marketing. Most people who try it give up quickly, and lose the wealth they could have obtained. They lose faith that they can succeed. The reason most people say no to the people promoting this kind of business is that they don’t believe they can do it. They may have tried in the past and failed, or they heard of some similar kind of company that was not ethical and they believe all companies are this way.

 If you believe in yourself you will find a way to succeed if you have persistence and disciple. You will accomplish your purpose in life and you will excel. Does that seem hard to believe? It is hard for many to believe. Especially if they don’t believe in themselves.

 Believe in yourself. You CAN accomplish great things! I promise you it is true.