Today I’m going “old school” and bring to light one of the greatest but misunderstood universal laws in existence. I’d like to talk about the law of cause and effect.
In simple terms this law tells us that “Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause.” Everything we do or say in life will cause corresponding effects. So if you want good or great effects (results) you must put out good or great causes.
Earl Nightingale taught me a great example many years ago from his excellent program Lead the Field.
Your results in life will always be in direct proportion to the amount of service you provide. To say it another way, “As so ye sow, so shall ye reap.”
Sir Isaac Newton promulgating his laws of physics put it this way, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Think about this law as a giant apothecaries scale with a long cross arm holding two bowls. One bowl is labeled “Service” and the other bowl labeled “Rewards.” So all the stuff we do—how we talk, think, work and act will be contained in the “service” bowl and the world will match the rewards to the extent and nature of our service.
If you are not satisfied with the rewards (both tangible and intangible) you should examine your service. If your business is not growing to the tempo of the times, it must look at its service. Action; reaction. “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” What you put out is what you get back. It’s very basic, so simple but so misunderstood.
Ok. Who do we serve? It’s your friends, family, neighbors co-workers, prospects, and customers. Well, it comes down to serving practically everyone you come into contact. Again, the more people you serve, the more rewards.
We are interdependent with others. Every time you turn on the lights, cook your food, mow your lawn, drive your car—you’re being served by humans. We are served by a great industry. And guess who makes up that industry, yes its humans. Service. It’s all about how we serve others.
Yes, I believe most folks have heard about this simple law but do they really understand it?
I see folks say they understand this law but their actions suggest they don’t.
For example, they expect the rewards first before they put forth the action, or effort. It’s like sitting in front of the fireplace and expecting heat before you put in the wood. Action, reaction. Cause and effects.
2016 action starter. Why not start 2016 by putting on your “thinking cap.” Today decide to invest an hour dedicated to thought. And think about how you can improve your situation, business or workplace. Pick a time and place when you can really think in peace. All you need is a notebook, pen and sometime. Write down everything that comes to mind. Don’t be critical—write down everything no matter how silly it may seem.
So today is your day for exploring new ideas, new growth and new, exciting strategies for your life and your business.