Magic isn’t believing in yourself. Believing in yourself is believing in yourself.
Magic is the ability to shoot fireballs from your hands and conjure minions from the twisting nether to do your bidding. Or to a lesser extent, knowing what card someone is holding or pulling a rabbit from a hat.
Let’s be honest, magic and believing in yourself are two very different things.
What the picture is trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to say is that self belief is important. Which it is. What I’m trying to say, also unsuccessfully, is that self belief is not derived from some mystical source. Which it isn’t.
So let’s take magic out of the equation for a moment and summarise what the picture is clumsily attempting to assert: “If you believe in yourself you can make anything happen.”
Not really true is it?
I could go back to the homeless man theory to prove my point but that’d be far too easy. Instead I’ll simply say this: I believe in myself, quite vigorously, yet for reasons unknown I am unable to shoot fireballs from my hands or conjure deities from the twisting nether to do my bidding.
That’s anything right?