What You Believe Is The Forerunner Of All Actions


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Belief is an act of the will. If you don’t believe in your unique gifts, who will?

Belief is the starting point of any significant breakthrough in life. It all begins with making a choice. Choose to have faith in the gifts that God has bestowed upon you. Your unique talents and abilities have been given to you for a reason, and you should feel at home with them because of who gave them to you.

How Can You Accomplish A Goal If You Don't Believe It Is Possible?

Begin by believing that everything is possible. Then, give your best effort. An athlete I coached used to say, "You have to believe it to achieve it." Although this phrase oversimplifies the power of belief, it emphasizes that believing in your abilities is the foundation of any goal. As USA Olympic 10,000-meter champion Bill Mills once said, "God has given me the ability. The rest is up to me. Believe. Believe. Believe."

Mills is the only American to win the 10,000 meters in the Olympic Games.

Belief + Hard Work= Success

If you want to succeed, you must be willing to put in the hard work. Simply believing in yourself won't be enough to achieve your goals. Life can be challenging, especially when you're aiming high. However, I've seen many seemingly impossible feats achieved in my lifetime due to a strong belief in one's abilities and goals.                                                                          

As you progress towards your goals, your internal belief meter will gradually increase, and you'll begin to trust in the talents and abilities that God has bestowed upon you. This doesn't mean that everything will go smoothly or as planned, but having a strong belief system in your God-given gifts will increase your chances of reaching your full potential.

A healthy belief system begins by accepting and acknowledging that you have been given a gift. When coaching people, I often tell them, 'I believe in you.' However, it's essential to also believe in yourself. This means recognizing and embracing your unique talents and abilities, understanding their source, and striving to achieve more than you ever thought possible when you first began your journey.

Well-Placed Confidence Is The Key To Breakthroughs

Recognizing and accepting your gifts with humility and gratitude enables you to use them to serve and love others.

The great American runner Steve Prefontaine said this about the gifts we've been given: "Doing less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

Please remember that your talent is a gift from God, and it is not given to you by any coach, friend, or other person. You have been blessed with a unique talent, and it's up to you to believe in it and use it to its fullest potential. As Billy Mills implied, the power to use your gifts lies within you.

If I could teach just one thing in life, it would be to believe in and reach your God-given potential so that you can help others do the same.

Why Help Others Do The Same?

When you do your very best and achieve a personal breakthrough, you set an example that inspires others to create their own breakthroughs.

Essentially, using your gifts to help your team unlock their gifts is for the greater good. It is not just about you. It's also about helping others break through their perceived limitations in life.

When individuals push past perceived limitations, they provide an example for others to do the same.

If you want to see and understand how breaking through your belief barrier can help others, read my story about the impact of helping others reach their God-given potential through one of the best barrier-breaking examples of all time.

Become a barrier-breaker for good and help others on your team do the same by believing in and doing your best with the gifts you've been given. Your best will inspire others to do their best.   

Believing in your ability is the fuel that propels you and your team towards success.

Wrapping It Up

In summary, have faith in the talents that God has given you and believe in your abilities with all your heart. Remember that God knew what He was doing when He gave you your unique set of abilities. No matter how tough things get, don't give up, slow down, or lose hope until you reach your destination in life. Keep pushing through obstacles until you cross the finish line in your journey.

Unleash your full potential, both on and off the field, by tapping into your unique gifts. You possess extraordinary abilities that are waiting to be unlocked. Make it your mission to reach your God-given potential, so that you can inspire others to do the same through your actions.

Believe. Believe. Believe.


Coach Weber

Philippians 4:13


Billy Mills is the only American to win the 10,000 Meters in the Olympic Games. In 1964, Mills pulled off one of the great upsets in Olympic History. Believe, believe, believe.

By breaking his barriers, Billy Mills has helped thousands of others break their barriers through his speeches, movies, motivational talks, and more for decades, all based on his true life story.

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Eliud Kipchoge is the modern Bill Mills in one sense. The gold medalist and former world record holder's tagline is: "No Human Is Limited."

He believes in the gifts His creator gave him and has developed his gifts to the fullest to help others in so many different ways.

Kipchoge has lived out his tagline with his belief in his God-given abilities. Under controlled conditions, he was the first man to run under 2 hours in the marathon.

Kipchoge is humble yet has well-placed confidence in His God-given abilities.

Kipchoge is a man of faith and knows where his gifts come from and where he is headed. This man of God is an excellent example on and off the race course.

Read more about how Faith, Family, and Belief have formed this incredible man if you are interested.

Also, watch the short Twitter video in this post about the role of faith, family, and belief to see Kipchoge's fantastic run.

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