I think this is an important question to ask ourselves regularly, as just about anyone can have faith when everything is going well.
However, the true test comes into play when we are talking about a lean time, or times when things are not going as we would like.
As you will no doubt appreciate, we all have times of difficulty, from time to time, and keeping the faith, or continuing to believe that things will get better can be a difficult process for some of us.
How can we better manage this problem, and get through it? Whilst there is no one answer for all situations, I can best answer this question by reflecting on my own experiences, and looking back on the methods that worked, and those that didn't.
I know it is always very easy to speak from hind sight, but I really feel I have worked out some constants in this process.
To begin with, it is essential to never give up, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem.
It is particularly important to consider all of this from a standpoint of our successful times, as this is better learnt when we are not under the pump of pressure.
To better understand this, I will use an example.
It is easier to learn not to drink and drive when you are sober, rather than try to understand this when you are already drunk.
So many people have fooled themselves into thinking they could drive after a night out when they are drunk, because the point is not drilled into them when they were sober.
However, a person that has been taught this will understand that when they are drunk they get a taxi, take a bus, or other means of transport, but do not drive themselves.
Now, let us consider this in a time of difficulty.
Imagine you are not taught about faith and perseverance when times are good.
Hence, when times turn, you may just fold and give up, in despair.
However, for those with the base knowledge of consistency, perseverance, determination, and sheer focus, without compromise, the light of their dreams often will appear.
It is this kind of faith, and vision that I am referring to here, and hope to instil in you.
In addition, it is about having a solid belief that you are on the path to success, and fulfilment.
I have also found that when you envision your desired outcome, you are more likely to arrive, as you change from wishing to actually knowing.
In turn, this helps you to act towards your goals.