If you haven’t read about the first article on the laws of success, I suggest that you start from there. We started by laying a foundation about the existence of laws and how wether we believe in their existence or not, they control reality.
While I do not judge myself yet the authority on this feild, I have learnt some things from some people and advice that the books and thoughts of Anthony Robbins, Ken Blanchard, Napoleon Hill and so many others before me 🙂 are worth reading. I’ll be writing about 8 laws today. Before you delve into this, I’ll like to state clearly upfront that success is not the result of blind steering but concious effort. All successful people applied themselves to get to where they are, so if these laws look difficult, it’s because they were possibly meant to discourage timid souls from venturing.
1. The Law of Control: This law states that you will feel positive to the extent that you believe that you are in control of your life, and you will feel unhappy to the extent to which you think others are in control of your life. This is the concept that is responsible for negative feeling by employees, particularly those who took their jobs because it was available and not necessarily because they believed they would enjoy it. You’ll be as upbeat and happy as much as the control you have over your life. You have a choice in deciding who is in the control seat, and even if you are an employee, you can take control by conciously being involved in choosing the job that you do.
2. The Law of Cause and Effect: This law states that every effect has a cause. Nothing just happens, things happen because things had been done to make them happen. This has as a corollary the Law of seed and harvest. The seed is the cause, the harvest is the effect. There is a cause for every effect you are having, like there is a seed for everything you are harvesting. If you want to change your future, then you need to change your seed. If you want a different effect than you need to initiate a diffferent cause.
3. The Law of Belief: This law states that what you believe with emotions becomes reality. That your belief system sets you up for success or failure. Funny as this may sound, all things are actually first created in the mind before in reality. The light bulb did not come into being by happenstance, it came to being because someone refused to accept a reality that was different from what he believed with feeling.
4. The Law of Expectation: This states that what you expect with confidence will eventually become a self fulfilling prophecy. If you believe that your case is hopeless, and you won’t be successful, it will come to pass. If you expect that you will rise above the present predicaments you are in, then you will, unfailingly. One interesting thing I have noticed about many successful people is that for those who cared to listen they had stated clearly long before it became reality what presently manifests. If you confidently expect to be the GM of that company then you will become, if you expect that the system is unfair and will never give you any responsibility it won’t. If you confidently expect to gaing something worthwhile from every event, then you will.
5. The Law of Attraction: This law states that you are a living magnet attracting people and things that are in consonance with who you are. What you think about yourself affects the kinds of people who are attracted to you, affects the quality of life that is attracted to you. Everything you have in your life is because of the person you are. If you want to change what you attract, then you need to be willing to change your attitude. Critical people attract critical friends, small people small friends.
6. The Law of Correspondence: This law states that your outer world is a mirror of your inner world. What is manifest externally is a function of what has been achieved internally. When you strive to see yourself as a successful person internally, your outer world mirrors it. Whatever you accept in your subconcious mind goes without questioning in your concious reaility. The direction of change or progress is inside out!
7. The Law of Concentration: Whatever you dwell upon grows. Whatever you focus your energies and thoughts on becomes real in time. Just as the dispersed rays from the sun can become powerful to set a forest ablaze when concentrated, so does your mind have the capacity to create when your thoughts are concentrated. Whatever thoughts you dwell upon will materialize in the world around you.
8. The Law of Subsitution: This law states that your concious mind can only hold one thought at a time. This means that you can replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts, you can change from problem thinking to solutions thinking. You can replace low thoughts with higher thoughts.
These laws are laws that govern the operation of the interface between the mind and reality. As all laws, not knowing them puts you under their mastery, knowing them makes no difference, but knowing them and conciously using them, makes you walk on the waters as one who is master of situations and circumstances. As you conciously take the drivers seat in your own life, you deserve all that you can take.