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There is a dragon, you know. It's the dragon of self-doubt. Somewhere in your brain is a little dragon with a BIG voice that keeps telling you, "You can't build a business online! What makes you think you can be rich? Who in the world do you think you are, anyway - a guru?"
And, to make matters worse, there's your spouse, loved ones, significant other, and friends agreeing with this dragon. And then there's you, not making any money, or making less than you spent or getting scammed in yet one more program that promised you the end of the rainbow pot of gold.
So, what's a person to do? To begin with, you have to work to slay that dragon. The human brain is a magnificent thing. It will work to find whatever is necessary to fulfill whatever destiny you program into it. If you are programming self-doubt, it will work to make that self-doubt a reality. If you don't believe you can be successful, it will make you do things to make that a reality.
Most of the time, it's not the programs that don't work. It's not the advertising that doesn't work. It's the non- belief you have that makes it not work!
Think about this: When you were 5 and started pre-school, you were "gung-ho" about school. You couldn't wait to make friends, get good grades, learn. Right? By the time you got to the 7th or 8th grade, you got dissillusioned and your grades began to fall. Even if your grades didn't fall, most everyone will admit they didn't do as well in school as they were capable of doing. But if you had been mature enough to set your goals and work to make it happen, do you think you could have done better?
This is the same principle. You are what you think you are. If you believe you can be successful, then you will go about doing the things that are necessary to make it so. You will work to find what you need to know to make it so. Let's face it, if you don't believe in yourself or your product, how in the world do you think you will be able to convince anyone else? If you think you will fail, then you WILL fail! Anyone who plays an instrument can tell you there are times they are playing a piece and it's going really well and they think, "Wow, I haven't made a mistake yet!" And what's the next thing that happens? Boom! There's that mistake. Why? Because they didn't really believe they could play that piece all the way through perfectly, so they "made" that mistake happen without even realizing it!
Many of you won't even believe what I'm writing to you here, and that's too bad, actually, because it can serve you well and get you started in the right direction. Believe me, I've been there, done that, and I learned this lesson - so can you! It's never too late, you know!