law of cause and effect

Understanding and Applying The Law of Cause and Effect!

Nothing just happens! Yes, as hard as that may be to believe sometimes, nothing in life “just happens”.  Everything happens for a reason. Every action you take has consequences and will produce specific results in your life. The same goes for inactions.  Think of it like this, the choices we make are causes, whether they are conscious or unconscious, and will produce corresponding outcomes or effects.

The Law of Cause and Effect works the same for everyone.  …and it works every, single time.

Look around you.  Look at your life.  What you see is the direct result of specific actions and/or inactions that you’ve taken in your life.

poor healthFor example, are you fat and in poor health?  Well, that could be the result of poor diet and lack of exercise.

Are you in debt up to your eyeballs?  Well, that could be the result of uncontrolled spending habits.

Is your relationship in turmoil?  Well, that could be the result of not putting in a sincere effort to show your love and affection towards your significant other.

Now, I think I need to clarify that this Law is not the same as the Law of Attraction, so please don’t confuse the two.

This Law is about what you put out (cause) will have a result (effect). Or, as the old proverb says, “What you reap is what you sow.”

Let’s examine Sir Isaac Newton’s third Law of Motion, which states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

If, for example, you were were to jump off tall building (the cause) the effect would be that you would fall and land on the ground!

And chances are, it would hurt!

But the effect would be that you fall.

While this is an extreme example, it serves to illustrate the point very well.

Let’s take a look at another example, but this time let’s make the situation specific to business.

Imagine that your business is so super successful, you cannot keep up with the demand – a nice problem to have, right? lol

Now, imagine that as your business increases drastically, you fail to hire more people to help with customer service.  Eventually, your company’s customer service level would deteriorate. …because you have more customers than you can physically handle.

Your business then starts to get bad reviews online,  complaints to the Better Business Bureau start rolling in and eventually employee morale begins to suffer.

At this point, you have a choice to make – hire more people or let it ride the way it is.

But here’s the deal, there are many unknowns when hiring more people – will you hire the right people?  Will you hire too many people?  Will this drastically increase your overhead and can you still profit?  Will you be able to train the new people effectively and efficiently while still maintaining the current success level of your business?

On the flip side, if you hire all the right people and do it effectively and efficiently, the benefit can be priceless!

It can be a scary situation to be in.

However, if you don’t hire, you’re ultimately going to go out of business.

It doesn’t matter what decision you make, whatever it is, it becomes the cause – either you hire or you don’t. The effect is the result of the decision.

The same holds true with your personal relationships. If you treat the important people in your life with respect, love, compassion, dignity and honesty (cause), you will experience loving, solid relationships – which lead to happiness, fulfillment and peace of mind (effect).

Making It Work for You:

Here is what is so magickal about this Law!   By very definition of this Law, if you want to be successful in business, in relationships, in whatever, you should be able to exert the same (causes) that others before us have exerted and achieved successes (effects).duplication

Let me explain:

If you wanted to become a successful and highly paid businessman or woman in your chosen field, then you should be able to study what made others, before you, successful and then copy what they did.

You should look at things like…

What kind of books do they read?

What kind of courses did they study?

Who were the people they studied?

What are their belief systems?

What actions did they take?

What are their hierarchy of values?

How do they spend their time?

How do they spend their money?

Etc, etc…

If you follow the Law of Cause and Effect and emulate what they did, this Law states that you will achieve the same results they have achieved over a period of time. If, over time, this doesn’t happen, chances are, you did something different than what they were doing – some vital piece of information is missing.

What You Can Do?

Here are three steps you can take to help you get more of what you want out of life:

1. Determine the Cause & Effect relationships in the areas in which you want more success. In other words, if you want a specific result in your life, identify the specific things you will need to do in order to get the results that you want. You need to have a proper understanding of yourself and how you work as a person and a good knowledge of your belief systems.  If you don’t know this, you’re going to run into problems. Knowing this information about yourself will go a long way in assisting you to properly understand and use the Law of Cause and Effect.

2. Take massive action! The first step in taking massive action is to first make the decision to focus on, and do, the things that other successful people have done. Remember, to have what most people don’t, you must do what most people won’t.  Seriously, half the battle is just taking some sort of  action. The thing that stops most people from living the life of their dreams is just “starting”.  The Start is what Stops most people. So if you have to, fake it until you make it.

Years ago a good friend of mine had a conversation with Dr. Wayne Dyer. At the time, my friend was interested in becoming an international, inspirational speaker, so he asked Dr. Dyer this question…

“I want to be an international, inspirational speaker, but I’m not, so what do I need to do to achieve this?”

Dr. Dyer said, “Tell people you’re an international, inspirational speaker.”

My friend said, “No, no, I think you’re confused. I’m not an international, inspirational speaker, I WANT to be one, what do I need to do?”

Dr. Dyer said, “Tell people you’re an international, inspirational speaker.”

Again my friend said, “No, no, no, I’m not an international, inspirational speaker, I WANT to be one, if I tell people I am one and I’m not one that would make me a liar, so what do I need to do?”

Dr. Dyer said, “No, your’e NOT a liar, you are a prophet!”

And that’s when the LIGHT BULB WENT OFF!

So my friend began telling people he was an international, inspirational speaker.  …and guess what?  TODAY he IS an International, Inspirational Speaker!

As a matter of fact, he even had a small segment in the hit movie The Secret!

Sometimes taking “action” just means believing that you can Be, Do and Have whatever your heart desires!

Even if you have to fake your belief until you finally believe it for real!

3. Persevere. If you take action and do the things that others have done, eventually you’ll end up withpersevere the same results. It’s a Universal Law! It works every single time. We’ve all heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”, right?

It’s going to take some time to change your current situation.

The truth is, it’s taken you a lifetime to get into the position in which you now find yourself, so it’s going to take some time to get out.

The good news is, it won’t take a lifetime to change your situation, but it will take “some” time.

An even greater truth is, “Success takes time.”,  so if it doesn’t seem to be working immediately, don’t give up! Stay focused, find out your causes to ensure you are doing the right things and tweak your approach if necessary – eventually you’ll get the desired results you want!

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In the mean time,

Emitte lucem et veritatem,

Hiram Pagan

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