This was culled from the Brian Tracy's 21 Laws of Money...The Law of Cause and Effect is the “Iron Law” of human destiny. This law says that we live in
a world governed by law, not chance. It says that everything happens for a reason, whether or not we know what it is. Every effect, success or failure,
wealth or poverty, has a specific cause or causes. Every cause or action has
an effect or consequence of some kind or another, whether we can see it, or
whether we like it or not.
This law says that all achievement, wealth, happiness, prosperity and
success are the direct and indirect effects or results of specific causes or
actions. What this means is that, if you can be clear about the effect or result
you want, you can probably achieve it. You can study others who have
accomplished the same goal, and by doing what they did, you can get the
The Law of Cause and Effect applies to money as much as to any
other subject. This law says that financial success is an effect. As such, it
proceeds from certain, specific causes. When you identify these causes and
implement them in your own life and activities, you will get the same effects
that hundreds of thousands, and even millions of others have gotten. You can
acquire whatever amount of money you really want if you will just do what
others have done before you to achieve the same results. And if you don’t,
you won’t. It is as simple as that.
The most important expression of this universal law is that, “Thoughts
are causes and conditions are effects.”
Put another way, “Thought is creative.” Your thoughts are the primary
creative forces in your life. You create your entire world by the way you
think. All the people and situations of your life have been created by your
own thinking. And when you change your thinking, you change your life,
sometimes in seconds!
The most important principle of personal or business success is
simply this: You become what you think about most of the time.
It is not what happens to you but how you think about what happens
to you that determines how you feel and react. It is not the world outside of
you that dictates your circumstances or conditions. It is the world inside of
you that creates the conditions of your life. Specifically, it is the way you
think about money and about your financial situation that largely determines
your financial conditions today.
Accurate diagnosis is half the cure. Look at the most important parts
of your life - your family, your health, your work, your financial situation, and
observe the cause-effect relationships between what you think, say, feel and
do and the results you are getting. Be honest with yourself.