CHAPTER 2 – BEING DEDICATED
Ultimately, there’s only one genuine authority in your life …YOU! It is you who must arrive at your decisions. It is you who carries out the actions and activities based on those decisions. It is also you who must live with the rewards and consequences of those choices and actions. So if you’ve been looking for an external authority figure – a guru, mentor or leader to tell you how to best handle your life and make “The Law of Attraction” work for you, you’re looking in the wrong place. That authority you seek answers from is you. Whether you are conscious of it or not, it is you who is in control of your life.
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t fret. Mr Sayed Mia has worked hard on a new series for you based on the Law of Attraction. It’s filled with inspirational lessons that he’s learned over the years and he’s sharing it with you in the hope that you find help in the different chapters of this series so that you too, can accomplish all that you want.
Please join us as we delve into this wonderful new series with Chapter 2 today! We hope you enjoy!
To become skilled in any new endeavour, you’ve got to put the time in to developing competence first. Over time, that competence will become Mastery. So what is the first thing you need to know? Patience is the key ingredient that you must possess when you begin your journey as you’ll need to allow yourself the opportunity for some ‘practice time’.
After all, if you want to create changes in your life, the first thing you need to do is make changes to your habits and behaviours! You see, your brain needs to acquire enough experience to reach the state that will assist you in consciously applying the Law of Attraction whenever you need it.
STAY WITH IT
Remember that if you quit too early, you’ll never finish the movement from novice to expert, and the expert level is where you’ll get the biggest “payoff” in terms of quicker and smoother manifestation of your desires.
If you hear people talk about how easy it is to make the Law of Attraction work for you, take it with a grain of salt. Yes, the principles of the Law of Attraction are very, very simple. Mastering them however, isn’t easy. Here’s why: it’s difficult to change your habits of thought at a subconscious level. You must practice, bring awareness, stay committed and keep your intention strong. This is like developing an entirely new set of muscles – mental and emotional muscles – which you’ve never worked with before. There is simply no quick fix.
You also need to understand that ‘failure’ is, in a sense, a part of the process of success. So if you begin working with your inner most thoughts, in order to make radical changes in your habits and patterns, you can expect some relapses under stress.
This is all normal. Its how we learn. Consider a child learning how to walk. How many wobbly falls does the average toddler have before they can walk without falling? Probably hundreds!
In short, the images of success and failures are not opposites. If you fail, it means you’re making a move, so you’re committing errors and preparing yourself. Success happens by nature once you learn how to take the right action.
Be tolerant and patient with yourself as you experience failure. When you’re seeking a goal that you genuinely want, the kind of goal that has the power to bring you to tears when you think of it, that’s the one you need to persevere in
your efforts to achieve it. In fact, your perseverance alone is a message to the universe that you are committed. Indeed, no matter what the goal is, by staying committed you are actually “working the law” in your favour.
Try not to press yourself to make huge success at the beginning. Simply do the best you can. At the beginning, your best might be barely one notch above what you’ve already been doing. That will change in time, once you acquire basic competence.
Further down the road, people will see you as an authority – someone who failed enough to win at getting what they want. It’s wonderfully inspiring seeing people fight through one failure after the other without quitting. Looking at it from the outside, it can sometimes look foolish…right up until they make the success that catapults them to their dreams.
Thomas Edison is the perfect example for this chapter and what we are trying to get across. He of course is famous for inventing the light bulb and his name today is synonymous with brilliance and success. Yet, what few people realise is that he tried to create that lightbulb 10 000 times. Yes, you read that right – TEN THOUSAND TIMES before he got it right. But got it right, he did. When he was once about those 10 000 attempts, Edison did not see them as ‘failures’ at all. He simply said, “I just found 10 000 ways not to create a lightbulb.
The thing that all successful people share in common is that they keep going – even in the face of failure. If you know that you want more out of your life, you simply must keep going. You may not be able to see physical proof right now, but what you want is on it’s way. With perseverance and a willingness to believe its possible, you are beginning the right way.
When you understand the principle that success takes time, then you are able to free yourself of the simple and fast, something-for-nothing attitude; that how you know you are on the right track. Hold strong to your vision, work hard, and understand that your commitment will pay off in the end.
Please join us next week for Chapter 3 where we deal with the power that spirituality holds when looking into the Law of Attraction.