The Law of Success is the last of the so-called 'Laws Of The Universe'.
The Law of Success states that everyone is born to succeed and is entitled to succeed. Where does this idea come from?
Raymond Holliwell in 'Working with the Law' says that it is the intention of 'God' that we succeed. He views 'God' and 'The Law' as one and the same thing, and that we are all endowed with the ability to be successful.
There's no doubt that the abilities of the human race are staggering. The ability to construct huge buildings, fly around the world or into outer space, or create staggeringly powerful computers - this is a testimonial to what can be achieved.
And over the last 150 years or so, great progress has also been made into the study of the mind and success. For instance, the discovery of the connection between brain waves and meditation states. Or simply the understanding of human behavior with the rise of modern psychology.
So how does this tally up with the fact that not all people are successful, or that people can be successful some of the time and unsuccessful some of the time?
The answer is those who are not successful are not focused on being so. They may be focusing on 'avoiding failure' and in the process they fail.
Additionally, they may not be focused on what they want to achieve - or even confused about what they really want, leading to mixed results.
Until you have a firm idea of what you want, and until that desire is 'white hot,' you are not going to be successful.
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, once said 'If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.'
This is best illustrated by an anecdote told by Raymond Holliwell in 'Working With The Law":
"Two boys dove into the river one day, challenging one another to swim across, a distance of about two miles. They swam on with a strong and steady stroke and the lead swimmer, not looking back, continued swimming on toward the other shore.
When he walked out on the bank of the river and had completed his swim, he looked back to note that his friend was nowhere near. He looked more carefully and, behold, there he stood back on the other shore from where they had started.
When he met his friend he said to him, “How was it that you did not follow me across the stream and reach the other shore?” The boy who turned back said: “Oh, after I got about half way out I looked back and saw how far I had come and I was afraid I couldn’t make it, so I turned back.”
“But,” said the boy who swam across the stream, “why didn’t you think to look forward as I did, for I saw only the shore coming closer and closer to me with each stroke. Why didn’t you think it was just as hard to turn back to safety as it was to continue swimming to your goal?”
In other words, it's all tied up in beliefs. What you believe about success or your abilities largely determines how successful you are.
If you believe that the world is an unfair place with those who are successful being 'greedy' or 'stealing others' riches', then your life will largely be miserable and you will be poor.
Thus, 'disobeying' The Law Of Success means believing that there is scarcity in the world, that people are mean and selfish, and that they exploit others to their detriment.
By contrast, if you believe the world is place of abundance and that there is enough for all, then your life will be abundant and you will be motivated to achieve what you want.
Hence, 'obeying' the Law Of Success simply means believing in yourself, your abilities and the ability of the world to supply you with abundance.
To finish off, I recommend you read the following poem by Walter D. Wintle that Napoleon Hill quotes in 'Think and Grow Rich', or watch the video below
The Man Who Thinks He Can
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost a certain - you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost;
For out in this world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can!
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