In the scientific world there are things that happen consistently that give us a sense of confidence that if we do the same thing again we will get a predictable result. We search for these constants of action by doing experiments and comparing the experiments to theoretical models.
In physics we refer to the laws of motion which are things which we have observed always happen but we don’t understand why and we can’t prove them. For example there are Newton’s 3 laws of motion. Roughly these are 1) Inertia 2) Force as a function of acceleration and 3) Action and reaction. These have been observed to work for centuries of observation but we can’t prove them. But they are inevitable and so far anytime you drop something in a gravity field it accelerates with a force proportional to its mass and acceleration: no exceptions.
In the world of social striving such as trying to be successful, finding your soul mate and getting lots of money into your life there doesn’t seem to be the same inevitability of cause and effect. Although there are claims that individual methods prove your success is just like a body falling in a gravity field be careful and evaluate them carefully.
First of all many people have tried these systems and not succeeded. This is with and without ‘expert’ coaching. Often you are told you don’t do it right and forgot something. If you do it their way you’ll be successful. Gravity has no caveats. I don’t have to prepare the field carefully. I don’t have to clear my mind; gravity makes a body fall towards the center of the earth every time. I don’t have to look for signs nor do I have to keep positive. I just act (drop the ball, throw the ball) and the law works.
We can’t guarantee our actions will always be successful. The reason we can’t is we aren’t clear what we want and our expectations are way out of line with our abilities, the needs of our customers and a realistic understanding of the world.
Science gives us a method for walking into the future. The method is:
- Set a goal
- Take an action step
- Study the result of the action
- Correct the action and try again
- See if you are spending enough effort to get to your goal.
Claiming you can dream your way into your goal without action strikes of magical thinking.
Claiming that these types of systems are like laws of physics at best shows a lack of knowledge and understanding of the laws of physics. At worst it is a high level con game that keeps many people tied up in magical thinking and dreaming.
The first step in creating your future is to be clear about what your desired future is. You can’t just dream this. You must spell it out so that you can taste it. Do you love chocolate? Do you love it so much you can taste it, remember it from your last taste? This is how you are clear about your future; see it, taste it, hear it and feel it. If asked you can detail all of these things and more importantly you can tell what your actions will be in any situation in that future world.
You will have created not only your future but the you in that future.
Create and live in your future. Give up magical dreaming. There are laws but they always produce. Be suspicious of claims to the contrary especially if you’ve experienced these systems.
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