Life Powder

The Ingredient That Sets People and Projects Apart

Did you know that if you…

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man

Bake me a cake as fast as you can

Roll it, pat it, mark it with a “B”

And put it in the oven for baby and me!

…but you don’t put any raising agent inside, the cake won’t work?

You could have all the best quality ingredients, the best oven, the best baker, the best everything, but if you don’t put some kind of raising agent inside, the cake. won’t. be. good.

In fact, if you took a cake mix and baked it, it would probably turn out better than the fancy cake with no raising agent.

The raising agent matters a lot.


There is a raising agent that must be added to life, to organizations, to projects, to goals, if they are going to go anywhere.

We can call it faith or belief.

“Faith means trusting in advance.” -Phillip Yancey

If you believe, or have faith, that you will never amount to anything, you probably won’t.

If you don’t end up amounting to anything (whatever that means, by the way) it won’t be because you couldn’t have, it’s just because you believed that you wouldn’t.

This idea doesn’t need to be developed into a new secret pop-spirituality.

It’s just life.

Our beliefs drive our actions and our actions drive our results.

We are subconsciously charting our own course because we pursue what we believe, whether we realize it or not.

We’re all self-fulfilling prophets.


Faith is the ingredient that sets people and projects apart.

In a day where growing amounts of people have access to the same information, what separates people is what they do with it. And what they do with it has everything to do with what they believe.

Have the best business plan, the most money, the best team, but have no faith, or worse, a cynical faith that the thing will never work… Surprise, surprise… nothing good will (probably) happen.

Without the raising agent, the cake will not rise even if most of the ingredients are amazing.

Take a rag tag team that you might judge, give them just a little bit of training, send them off with a small bag of faith and something amazing will (probably) happen.

Faith is Life Powder. It makes ideas, people, and projects grow.

Shake a little in your life and see what happens.

Don’t use the fake stuff though.

You’ve got to find the real stuff, even if you can only afford a pinch.


This is my daily project where I write about diverse ideas.

This is Dose #40.

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