In attempting to achieve mastery over the circumstances of life, you are frequently encouraged to examine the lives of successful people. In reality, you can examine anyone’s life to dissect out the key elements contributing to their present situation. The same laws produce what you interpret as success and failure. The basic operating system is infallible. It always generates predictably consistent results. So you are merely observing the application of principles that produced the results and concluding them to be good, bad, or indifferent. This observation is always made from where you are looking at it, and is rarely an accurate assessment of how someone else is experiencing it.
The fact that you are where you are is because you are where you are. Given this as a starting point, you can begin to identify where you want to be and how to get there. In addition, you can begin to explore the three major influences to which everyone is susceptible. Again, these include genetics, environment, and stress. Although these three influences are the same for everyone, your experience of the influences will be different. Why? Because everything is what it isn’t.
So now you have what you must know, and you know what you have, but the next step is to know what you must have. There are three key components or characteristics associated with all deliberate creations.
First, you must have the desire or motivation to create something. Next, you must have a system for creating it. And lastly, you must have a commitment to creating it. While a system failure is the number one reason for creating something other than what you imagined, the second most common reason for failing to alter an outcome is a lack of consistency or commitment to a system that works.
And since everything works, you are really experiencing the symptom or the fruit of a principle of fabrication that states, “You get what you give.” In other words, when you give your attention to what you want, it sets in motion a chain of unseen mechanisms for producing it.
Employing the suggestion of changing the way you look at things, this principle suggests a fundamental law of creation. This law dictates that to get what you want, you must first give it. Or put another way, what you focus on will expand. There are many ways to employ this law in your life to produce consistent and harmonious results.
For instance, if you give with the intention of providing aid or assistance, you will inevitably be provided with more of the same. I’ll be talking about this notion more specifically in our discussion of the tools required for working directly with the virtual. For now, simply recognize that all of this is simply another way of looking at the principles discussed earlier concerning attention, intention, desire, and experience.
Through yet another pair of eyes, when you choose the behavior, you choose the consequences. On a practical level, this mechanism can be observed in every human endeavor, from finances to health and gardening to sports. I’m sure you’ve all been encouraged at one time or another in the sense that, “You can do anything you put your mind to.”