Mastering the Inner Game
If something doesn’t work in our life it means something doesn’t work inside of us.
No matter what other excuses we might have for ourselves that’s that simple. For a lot of us it is very hard to admit since it means there is no one to blame and we just didn’t master ourselves, we didn’t master our Inner Game.
I listened to James Altucher’s podcast yesterday with T. Harv Eker, the author of “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth” and it dawned on me that I really don’t have any excuses why my life is not where I want it to be. There is nothing holding me back, I just still didn’t master my Inner Game, I still haven’t changed anything inside of me. If I did, my thoughts, my state would lead to actions that would bring the level of success I want.
We usually don’t want to ask ourselves the questions like:
What is it in me that doesn’t allow me to have the life I truly desire?
What do I need to change in the way I think, the way I act to create the life I want?
Most of the time it’s too difficult for us to accept the fact that we didn’t work on ourselves hard enough to get to the level of success we want. We take it too personal. We don’t want to think that there is anything “wrong” with us. It’s much easier to believe that we are fine and there is something wrong with the world around us because then we don’t have to do anything, it’s out of our control and we can just continue complain doing nothing to change the situation.
It’s one of the most difficult things – to accept full responsibility for the life we have, what’s happening to us every day. If we do so we will have to work our asses off to achieve what we want most in life and put our life in order finally.
For me now the only thing that is not the way I want is my finances and that in turn keeps me from growing in other areas because the lack of attention in financial area actually makes me think about the issue every day instead of thinking about things like: adding value to people’s lives, working on my passions, learning and perfecting new skills, spending time with my family and friends.
Of course I believe that I can totally do what I love and at the same time work on my finances but I also do understand that my programming creates the level of financial success I have and it should be changed. I need to learn how to do what I love and not sabotage my financial success, I need to learn how to create money, keep them and multiply them so I can do more of what I love and add more value.
I believe that wealth – financial and overall – is easy actually, like anything in life if we stop resisting and overcome our own internal limiting believes that lead to limiting thoughts and actions, actions that don’t bring us the level of success we want.
First step to master inner game is to become aware of the thoughts we have on a daily basis. Listen to ourselves talking and notice how the thoughts we have regularly create the life we have through our actions.
We need to notice our thoughts and change them into the ones that support us, our success.
The next step is to eliminate everything and anything that doesn’t support the vision we have for our life. And I mean everything: news, people, places – everything. Just screen it all out like it doesn’t exist. Don’t fight it, just give it 0 energy.
And then take actions, actions that come from thinking supportive thoughts and absorbing the reality we chose to believe in.
And in the meantime, just laugh, smile, have fun, do what we love and do it often. Get over ourself and take whatever actions necessary to get from where we are to where we want to be. There is nothing to lose, only things we can gain by following our dreams.
Now time for real practice.
How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? Practice!
It’s amazing for me how I can get the exact results I want in other areas: body composition, health, learning a new skill, relationships etc. and how I fail to use the same skill set to achieve the level of financial success I desire.
The environment we grew up in, things we heard, we saw, we absorbed as children affect our lives in such a huge way. It’s unbelievable! I bet if I grew up in a silicon valley I wouldn’t be asking myself the same questions.
That also made me remember that questions are what controls our focus and as we know what we focus on expands. The question that I choose to be a theme of my life for now:
How can I create a million dollar business adding a lot of value to people’s lives, helping millions of people doing what I love and loving the life I have?