Leadership Theory: The Law of Cause and Effect

In the last two posts, I asserted that you are meant to have an amazing life. And if you are in business, you are meant to have an amazing business. All of the things that you have ever thought you would like to be, do and have, you are meant to be, do and have.leadership strategies

I then asked: why isn’t it that way for everyone, and for you? One answer is that no one ever told us that we have the power to create anything and what you have right now is exactly what you’re creating.

Last week I concluded that you spend most of your time feeling unhappy, disappointed, frustrated, angry, resentful and so on and that since you always get more of what you focus on, that’s why your life and your business aren’t amazing.

I can explain why this is so in a number of ways, although the way I’m choosing will surely bring out all the skeptics. Consider that the world we live in operates under a whole series of basic laws or principles. Gravity is a perfect example. It makes no difference whatsoever how you feel about gravity. Regardless, it is a law that operates universally and for everyone.

The most fundamental law of all is the law of cause and effect. What it says is that for every effect, there’s a cause, for everything that exists and for everything that happens, there’s a cause. Since you and your company exist, what is the cause of those? Here’s my assertion: there is a power or force in the universe that is the cause of all that exists.

You did not arrive by accident. In fact, nothing that exists occurred by accident. There is a central cause, there is a power or force in the universe that is at the heart of all things. Some call this power or force God, but you can call it whatever you want. People of science, philosophy and theology debate this all the time. But whatever it is and whatever you call it, it exists.

When that power of force created you, you inherited all of its power. It’s very much analogous to what happens when a woman, or any animal in nature, gives birth to a child. The child arrives with all of the inherent power and ability to do whatever the parent did and maybe even more. So just like the power at the core of everything had the infinite power to create all that we see and experience, you arrived with that same power to create. And the bottom line is that you create with your thoughts and your feelings.

As I explained last week, when you think about the things you want and feel happy and hopeful – joyous, enthusiastic and appreciative would be even better – you create events and circumstances that contribute to those feelings. But when you focus on the things you don’t want and feel unhappy, disappointed, frustrated, angry, resentful and so on, you create events and circumstances that contribute to those feelings. In next week’s final chapter, we’ll talk about how to change all of this and create the life and company of your dreams. In the meantime, start noticing what your dominant thoughts and feelings are. Using the terminology introduced last week, all you really need to do is to shift them to be positive at least 51% of the time and you will see remarkable results begin to appear.

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