The first and most important step is to understand and truly believe that tests do not measure how smart you are. The only thing they measure is your ability to answer questions in a subject area. They do not predict whether you will be able to do a job nor do they predict how well you will be able to do your job. It’s just questions and answers. I’ll say it again…tests do not measure how smart you are.
The first piece I wrote “As Within, So Without” was about realizing that you create your own reality and that everything on the outside reflects what is on the inside. If you have come to a place where you can resonate with that a bit, then the next step is to learn to become aware of your thoughts. Our thoughts are powerful. Thoughts are energy in motion. Thoughts are things.
Once upon a time, I was a basket case. Once upon a time, I was so miserable that I just didn’t want to deal with myself anymore. I personally, had to become completely and utterly done with life before the realization came that I create my reality. I do realize that some people see this as a controversial idea. I definitely didn’t like it at first. Like, hello!! If this was up to me, surely, this is not what I would choose. I would not choose to be crazy, depressed, addicted, and downright miserable. I would not choose to feel utterly alone and worthless. I would not choose anxiety and crippling depression. I would not choose uncontrollable bouts of rage. I would not choose poverty for me and my children. Are you crazy?!?!? I would not choose any of this. But the truth is, we do. We may do it on auto-pilot and therefore feel as if it is some force or circumstance outside of ourselves that makes us miserable, but ultimately, the choice to be miserable or happy rests within ourselves.