There are several on the golden ring…
One of the greatest success principles of all, seldom addressed in typical motivational venues, is the key called The Law of Accumulation. This law says that everything great and worthwhile and/or the possibility of despair and failure in human life is an accumulation of hundreds and sometimes thousands of tiny
efforts and sacrifices or neglects and avoidances that nobody ever sees or appreciates. It says that everything accumulates over time. That you have to put in many, many tiny efforts that others may never recognize before you achieve anything worthwhile. Or, it may be an infinite series of mistakes and mishaps that result in mediocrity and poverty.
It’s like a snowball, rolling down a hill. It may start with a snowflake, but it “becomes” as it adds
millions and millions of them, continuing to grow as it gathers mass and momentum, two other keys on the ring.
There are three areas where the law of accumulation is important. The first is in the area of knowledge. Your body of knowledge is a result of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of small bits of information and experience. Any person possessing wisdom has spent thousands of hours building that knowledge base one piece at a time. And what we see when we meet the individual is an expert, valuable in his or her field.
The second area where the Law of accumulation works is with regard to money. Every large fortune is an accumulation of hundreds and thousands of small amounts of money, and the place to start is to take any amount of money that you can right now and begin to save. When you begin to save money, the consciousness of money establishes a conscientiousness about money. It seems to set up a force field of financial energy and it triggers another law; one of
attraction. As a result your earning capacity increases and draws even more bits of money toward you, adding to your nest egg and eventually your fortune.
The reason most people slip into their retirement years with too few funds is they never start the initial savings plan that would have contributed to a fortune.
The third area where the law of accumulation applies is in the area of experience and expertise. You’ll find that successful people in any field are those who have far more experience in that field than the average. And there is nothing that replaces experience. Whether it’s in business, entrepreneurship, management, parenting, selling or anything else.
Many people do not take the risks that are necessary to move out and toward their abilities, even gifts, because they’re afraid it won’t work out. But the fact is that until you move out of the status quo and get the experience from making the mistakes, it’s not possible for you to practice and inevitably grow and become capable of enjoying the kinds of rewards you desire.
Now, here’s the key to the law of accumulation. It stipulates that everything counts. Everything that you do, or don’t do, counts. All the right and good things, as well the wrong and bad things, count. The most detrimental mistake people make in regards to the Law of Accumulation is when they selectively decide what matters. That when you read a book, when you listen to an audio program, when you go to a course, when you go to bed early and you get up early and you work, it all counts. And it’s all going on the plus side of your ledger.
But when you watch too much television, ignore the passage of time, hang out, fool around and so on, all of that counts as well, and it’s negating from and diminishing the positive side. A person who has a great life, by the law of accumulation, is a person who has accumulated far more credits on the productive side than debits on the debits on the passive side. And here’s an important point. If what you are doing is not moving you towards your dreams, then it’s moving you away from them. Nothing is neutral.
Everything you’re doing is either moving you toward the things
that you want to accomplish in life, the person you want to be, the financial serenity you wish to enjoy, or it’s moving you away. Everything counts.
Begin today to build your knowledge base in the subject that can be most helpful to you in achieving security, stability and success.
Whether it takes a week, a month or a year to become thoroughly knowledgeable doesn’t matter. Just get started today. Read the right books, never miss a training class or a meeting with your peers, take notes and journalize your thoughts and experiences, and discuss with, or convey to, everything valuable to your fellows and newcomers. Teaching solidifies information and clears the mind, readying it for more learning.
Next, get all the experience you can in your chosen field. Start a little earlier, engage a little more diligently and function a little later. Take risks, stretch and try every different way you can think of to fulfill your intentions. Ignore the dream stealers and naysayers who have no successful experience in your chosen endeavor. Evaluate your efforts and make adjustments, while remaining open to objective coaching from those more experienced. This process is invaluable and provides for an assurance of expertise and excellence.