Suspend Disbelief – Act as if Your Success is for Certain

April 2010

Instead of holding back because you don’t have hard proof that you can make a quantum leap, see if you end up with evidence proving you can’t. Just make the jump – act as if your success is guaranteed – and then see which set of ideas you should believe in.
Your mindset for the moment may be flawed by doubt and skepticism. The idea of making a quantum leap in your performance, jumping from your present level of achievement to one several levels higher in one bold stroke, is an alien idea. You haven’t been trained to think that way. You may have definite reservations about the possibility that you can make such exponential improvement at all, particularly with less effort and in a very short period of time.
The experts generally agree that people typically use only about 10% of their true potential. If we accept that argument, and even if there were no other resources outside yourself that you could bring to bear on the situation, you still could do ten times as good as you’ve been doing.
Your skepticism, which you presume is based on rational thinking and objective assessment of factual data about yourself, is rooted in mental junk. Your thoughts are not the product of accurate thinking, but habitual thinking. Years ago you accepted flawed conclusions as correct, began to live your life as if those warped ideas about your potential were true, and ceased the bold experiment in living that brought you many breakthrough behaviors as a child. Now it’s time for you to find that faith you had in yourself before.
If you want to be skeptical of some ideas that truly deserve to be called into question, challenge the thoughts and beliefs that have argued against your taking a quantum leap. Put those old inhibiting ideas to test by going for it with everything you’ve got.
Do yourself a big favor and suspend disbelief for right now. You don’t have to be convinced that you can succeed in making a quantum leap, but don’t keep on believing those old ideas you’ve been carrying around about your personal limits. If it will make it easier, hold off for a while on believing anything.
Just act like you have complete faith. Merely do what you’d do if you knew you were going to succeed. Behave like you have that total conviction.
Doubt is what does the most damage. In the immortal words of Shakespeare, “your doubts are your traitors.” Meaning anytime you doubt yourself or your intention to succeed, you betray yourself and your life. Here’s what I suggest: Proceed boldly, as if it is completely inconceivable that you will experience anything other than a successful quantum leap. In short, if you must doubt anything, doubt your limits.

In the vernacular, the term quantum leap has come to mean an abrupt change or "step change", especially an advance or augmentation. Source: Wikipedia

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  1. Russ says:

    Where did this quote originally come from??