Thoughts are things, and if you think you can be successful online you are probably very close to being there. One of my former students wrote to me today to tell me that making money online still seemed like just a fantasy to her. She is completely broke and will probably stay that way unless she can change her thinking about all of this. We call this the Inner Game, and it affects everything you do in your life.
You may know that I have an exchange student from China staying with me this summer. He has been told for most of his 16 years that he has terrible allergies and gets sick regularly. He arrived in California with a temperature, sure that he would be in bed for most of his stay here. After the first few days he began to forget what his family had led him to believe. For the first time in his life he is going swimming, playing basketball and soccer, and enjoying everything that life has to offer. As soon as he is home I am sure his poor health will return.
This may seem strange, but my former student and this boy have the exact same thing going on. They have both been made to believe that other people have good things happening in their lives, but it is not meant to be for them. Somewhere down the line they were made to feel that they did not deserve health, wealth, and happiness. Their inner game was crushed.
I know about this all too well; for many years I felt the exact same way. When I was about to turn 50 years old in 2005 I decided that I would stand up and give my life all that I possibly could. I had survived the death of my first husband, 3 bouts with cancer, and numerous other tragic life events. I knew that if I didn’t stand up and demand to be heard, my life might as well be over right then. I changed my inner game right then and there, and have never looked back. I am now living a life I had not previously even known existed. You can do the same thing by changing the way you think and believe.