To begin the process of taking nothing and creating something, you’ve got to start with ideas and imagination. Now, it might be hard to call ideas and imagination nothing; when we really think about it everything started as a dream or idea but how tangible are those ideas? That is a bit of a mystery. I don’t believe that ideas that can be turned into a house, ideas that can be turned into a business or ideas that can be turned into a new medical breakthrough should be called nothing. But, tangibly, at this point you have nothing. Interesting!
When I built my first home for my family, before I started construction I would take my wife and friends out to the vacant block and give them a tour of the house. Is that possible to take someone on a tour through a home that exists only in the imagination? Yes, of course it is. “Here is the pool, the garage, the cellar” I used to say, and my friends would look, imagine and see the home too in their minds eye.
I could really make it “exist.” I would take them on a tour throughout the house and show them the kitchen and dining and the views from these places. So, the first step of turning nothing into something is to imagine the possibilities. One of the reasons for lyrics from songs, information taught to us at seminars and the testimonials of others is to give us an idea of the possibilities; to help us imagine and to see the potential.
Now here is the second step for turning nothing into something, you must believe with total conviction that what you imagine is possible for you. Testimonials such as, “If I did it once I can do it again”, or “If you can do it I can do it too“ often become a support to our belief and we start believing. First we imagine it’s possible, and then we start to believe that what’s possible is possible for us.
We might also believe because our own experiences are a testimonial in themselves “If I can start with nothing, you can start with nothing” or “If I can turn it all around, you can turn it all around,” “If we’ve accomplished something before, we can do it again,” “If we did it last year, we can do it this year,“ belief is very powerful. Now, we do not have actual substance yet although it’s very close.
When we bring together an idea or a dream, imagine the possibilities then visualise these possibilities as being real for you and have absolute conviction and faith in this new reality (which is the substance behind the belief) this enables us to draw on our powerful ability to believe in the possibilities that are possible for you.
If you have the faith to believe… that faith is substance, substance meaning “the real part and essence of a thing.” Now it’s not “the real thing yet”, it’s not yet a physical object, but it is so powerful that it is very close to being real. It is now possible to turn nothing, especially ideas and imaginations, into something if you believe that it is now possible for you.
As Naploean Hill famously said ” Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.”