Faith in Your Own Ability and Competence is More Important Than Hope in Your Circumstance...

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Hi, Steemians!

Everything that happens in your life is either a product of circumstance or a result of your own competence.

However hard we try, we are always susceptible to the causality of our world. Meaning that whatever you do, some things are just out of your reach and influence. That is why some people claim that we are all, one way or another, victims of circumstance and chance.

While calling the causality of this creation ‘chance’ is misleading and fallacious, you understand the general idea of what I want to convey here; The power of our control on our surrounding world is limited.

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While we obviously have no power over certain elements of our life, it is unfair to assume that we are victims of chance. In this regard, I wish to tell you a metaphorical story that perfectly captures my philosophy and approach to competence and chance.

There was once a fox in a forest far away. The fox was in the habit of climbing trees and finding his prey from above the ground. One day, when he was setting his ambush spot on a branch, it shattered and the fox fell on the ground and broke his ribs.

That was a lesson which came at a price. He no longer tried to climb any trees, for there was always the chance of the branches breaking and putting his life at risk.

He eventually came upon a bunch of birds who were sitting idly on a branch. That sight baffled him, for the birds did not share his fear of falling in such whirlwind of causality.

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‘Are you not afraid of falling down if the branch cracks?’ He asked those birds.

‘Not at all.’ One of the birds replied.

‘But there is always a chance of that happening,’ the fox said in agony. ‘How can you not be afraid?’

‘Because our faith lies not with the strength of the branch upon which we settle, but our ability to fly.’ One of them answered again.

Hope in circumstance was never enough for the birds, as their faith in their ability of flight was all that they relied on. We may not have control over the fracturing of the branches of our life, but we can always rely on our own ability, competence, and vigilance to save us from the danger of this random causality.

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So, it may be an undeniable truth that some factors and occurrences of our life are not truly in our hands, and we have no power or influence over them, but we HAVE power over our own competence and abilities.

We can learn to fly even in the most hazardous environments. We can prepare for even the worst scenarios that could befall us.It is important that against such causality, we see ourselves not as victims of chance and circumstance, but as heroes of faculty and proficiency.

As hard as it may be to believe, at the end of the day, we are the ones who can steer our life in certain directions and decide our fate.




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Very true!

Dear @chbartist sir!
Faith in your abilities and in your goals helps increase our self-confidence, deal with problems and stress. We need to show faith in our internal powers. Our abilities and Competence in extreme circumstances provide us strength. Those who have written in destiny will come away, this kind of thinking keeps a loose mentality, while those who believe in their abilities and ability, they change the destiny themselves. This message is not under our control, but the Competence and ability to deal with them are within us. In an odd conditions, the navigator swimes his boat and brings it to the shore. This is proof of his ability and Competence.

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There is a very spectacular motorized story. And rightly you said that many incidents in our lives are not in our power. But we must trust ourselves.
It is not that such incidents happen to be repeated with us. But if we trust ourselves, we will easily get rid of it.
Thank you.

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Foxes and birds differ in abilities and characteristics. In my understanding, it's in the capacity of one how to be resilient in any circumstances to make him victorious or defeated. Your ability is just an indicator of what you can achieve. It's the law of capacity, you can just handle what you have able to do. Don't blame your circumstances, it's up to you how you would respond in any challenges of life.

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Best conclusion that this? Impossible! I'm totally agree.


Thanks! Faith in our ability is self-confidence. Hoping in our circumstances is relying on others. Though failures are imminent, we can leap by faith in our ability with a calculated risk.

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@chbartist Faith is our own property but only we should know how and when i have to use it , because fate sometimes works but if you have faith no one can stop you success.

There have a word, "Such is the result of such action", it's indicate to faith on our ability and competence, and hardly believe this, if i worked anything hardly and with confidence the result will be positive. One's ability depends on his competence and competence make him over confident to get a good result for his work. It's a very positive thinking that be faith on our ability and competence, because it is the only way that we can success in life.

Thank you all

Hi @chbartist. How are you?

We must always be able to generate an answer to any situation to be able to act before any causality. This deserves to be able also to make quick decisions so as not to stay behind regretting us for being stuck in the circumstance that is happening.

Very good article, by giving examples of fox and birds, you have explained this in very simple words, thank you very much for this.

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I surely agree that all these and many other factors influence the path of every individual, the most contributing factor to achieving something significant is self-belief. Without this key ingredient, there’s not a lot that could help you.

The biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful people and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. It’s the belief that they can make their goals happen.

To put yourself on the track to success, you need to understand that your brain always plays against you. It doesn’t care about your big goals, the only thing it wants is to keep you alive. Therefore, we experience procrastination, self-doubt, negative thinking, anxiety and so on. The sure-fire way to overcome these obstacles is to not believe in them and truly believe in yourself.

Incredible @chbartist ...!!!

Saludos @chbartist! Toda acción genera una reacción que da una consecuencia, por eso es prudente evaluar y corregir debilidades en nuestras formas de actuar.

I congratulate you @chbartist. I am new to steemit and I have read some of your publications. I like them because they always convey a positive message and the images are impeccable.
I agree, we have to support each other and not be selfish. And so we will all grow faster.
let's be like these birds.

It is simply amazing how you can play with the words almost like with an instrument to describe a situation so accurately and still draw a positive conclusion afterwards.

I know many situations that fit exactly to this contribution, the last one appeared this morning not unexpected but there it was and it was up to me to decide what I wanted to do with it.

And I decided to take the side of deescalation because I expect it will promote the positive outcome.

Thanks for sharing the post with us

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This is also an important characteristic of leadership as nobody follows those that do not take action with confidence or competence. Faith in oneself is strong than the physical ability to do so.

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The first thing is to know our capabilities and then trust them. Thus, the success will be the size of our self-image

Success is only a by-product of excellence. If you want to succeed, you must first make yourself strong.

one another great Articles of the day by @chbartist. If i tell the truth, there is no importance for the little people here, you need to do some special to becoming big. you have to work hard for this.

Dear @chbartist,
I have been trying nicely to read most of your posts as i can, its not only for just time passing but it helps me to learn more english. And there is no doubt you are doing such an awesome job.
BUT, today i couldn't catch the exact message from the post. First you said Everything that happens in our life is a product of circumstances, and then you told a nice story. It was motivational and to be noted but i was unable to find the real connection between story and your idea. I even doubt that are they of two different meaning?

Faith. The most important faith that we must have is and always will be, God, to have God in our hearts will open the doors that will allow us to carry out all the challenges that may arise.

The faith in being able to execute our actions will depend on the capacities that we have to be able to carry out everything that we propose, as it is well explained in his example.

To have these skills, we must implement (at least I do and believe in that), a work plan that allows to develop and have control over them, to, from that moment, have faith in ourselves, power, be sure that Our capabilities can successfully develop the activities we are running. This plan is the Deming Circle or PDCA cycle.

It is important to believe in ourselves and, for this, we must work constantly.

In life everything doesn't happen by chance only. May be in some instances things happen automatically with low efforts which seem to be easy but the reality is nothing happens without hard work and dedication. Own competency is great ability to perform the tasks. When we put our competent abilities and put our best efforts at place then then outcome is the result for which we do all this.
Thanks for the post @chbartist have a nice weekend.

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To put yourself on the track to progress, you have to comprehend that your cerebrum dependably plays against you. It couldn't care less about your huge objectives, the main thing it needs is to keep you alive. In this manner, we encounter lingering, self-question, negative reasoning, nervousness, etc. The beyond any doubt fire approach to conquer these deterrents is to not have faith in them and really put stock in yourself. @chbartist

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Hi @chbartist

Title is sufficient.

Thanks for this nice write-up.


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Thanks for the words of wisdom

If not all the time then often time we are a match to the circumstances we face, we only loose that power when we surrender our ability to the challenge. We should never surrender our power to the problem

Our faith become effectual if only we acknowledge and proclaim the power that we have in God

Hi @chbartist

Title is sufficient.

Thanks for this nice write-up.


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You must trust yourself that whatever happens, you will always make it! :)
Happy 2019 to everyone! :D

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This is really a nice piece. I hope everyone will have that sense of trusting his or herself a little bit more because in the end, it's yourself that will save you from anything.

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Yes i believe in the theory that you used, but not with the story because the fox can not fly, so if the branch shatteres the bird flies away but the fox can not, no matter how much effort he is investing, and no matter the circumstances

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