Believe 2 Achieve

Today I want to share the lesson of the week that Team KMMA Sensei are sharing  this week.

I also spoke on a similar subject on this YouTube Live yesterday. 


Listen, bottom line up front is that we, you and I, our kids and everyone else willing to apply the principle really can achieve progressively greater things, provided we believe we can! 

So, as with good goal setting, belief is the magic ingredient that turns that into goal getting!

Anyways, here’s the lesson (let me know what you think):


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


  •    There are 3 definitions we need to understand in order to understand how this principle works, but we are going to spend the most time on the belief one.
  •     Now, there’s going to be a test at the end, so make sure you’re using your Blackbelt Focus to really pay attention.


  • To conceive means to form or devise (a plan or idea) in the mind. For example, most of you have conceived the idea that you will be a Blackbelt Leader one day and, assuming you have completed your Vision boards, you have even begun to conceive exactly what that’s going to look like- that’s your Blackbelt Vision.


  • To achieve means successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage. That’s how you’ll be on that stage giving your Blackbelt success story one day! It’s how winning is done!

Those are both strong and useful definitions…


But the same dictionary that gave us these definitions for conceive and achieve give us the following for believe:


accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.

And while that is also an accurate definition, it’s not a strong enough one for our purposes.


  •    When Napoleon Hill taught that the mind can achieve whatever it can conceive and believe, he was talking about a much stronger belief than that.


He was talking about the kind of confident and competent belief that we develop through the Black Belt Leadership Program. 


It’s the kind of belief that considers no other alternative.


It’s the belief that knows with certainty that we will do what we said we will do. It’s the kind of belief that creates accomplishment and not only inspires you to have more belief in yourself, but empowers you to inspire belief in others!

It’s one of the secrets of great leadership!


I created our program to create that power in you!


And here’s how the program does it, and how you’ll learn to harness the same power for anything you ever want to achieve in life!


  1. You make meaningful and powerful promises to yourself. I.e. I will be a confident and competent Blackbelt Leader!
  2. You make good on that promise… but the secret is, you do it by a series of small accomplishments over time! You qualify for the Blackbelt Leadership program, and you achieve small steps on the way to that goal over time- passing every stripe test and belt test along the way, or persevering until you do each time if you have a setback. Making your 2 classes a week, doing your Vision board every year during goal setting season… and, as you string these achievements together, your belief grows- and so do you. Eventually, one day, you have become the person worthy of that Blackbelt test!

And you will have developed a belief in yourself, what we call Confidence, such that you will know how to believe and achieve every great goal your mind ever conceived thereafter.


If you believe it, give a powerful Blackbelt kiaia!


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts



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