Good Tuesday morning to you, as we take our second day into a great theme, “Life is a Game.” Today we are going to talk about the laws that that will make or break you in the game of life and how they work.
When it comes to these laws, you have to abide by them or you will fail. Many people disregard laws, live a life of breaking them. Some may get away with it but, sooner or later, most of them get caught. The ones who seem to get away with breaking laws often end up living with the regret of the life they chose. You can break the laws and it may seem you are successful for a while, but sooner or later you get caught. Or life catches up to you.
So what are the laws? How do they work to create success? These are seven laws that you must follow to be a success at the game of life. All of the laws here have root in the Bible. I know not everyone who reads my posts believes in the bible, but each of these laws have root there. When people violate these laws it usually causes them to fail at their games, or have to start over again.
1. The law of asking and receiving. In life if you have not learned to ask for what you want then you will never be able to receive it. This one is about prayer, but it could be taken also in other areas, such as sales. Sometimes people are going to give you the sale just because they are ready to buy. But most of the time if you want the sale, to receive it you must ask. So law one: ask and you shall receive.
2. The law of faith and action. You will not receive anything if you do not believe first that you deserve it and second that you can get it. It takes action; you have a faith but you must act on that faith in order to receive it. If you do not believe in your mind that you deserve to get a raise you will not work harder to get it. If you do believe that you can get a raise or a better job you will have faith and the resulting action will be that you will do your job better.
3. The law of supply and demand. This is a faith law as well. You must believe that for every demand there is a supply to meet it and that what you need may not come the way you expect it or in the form you are expecting. If you are in need of something, have faith there is a supply to meet that need somehow, some way.
4. The law of nonresistance. This is a tough law for many to take. I developed it based on the fact that so many people I coach tell me how they end up in the same or like situations so many times in life. The big questions I get when starting over is “How come I always end up in the same place?” Well in this law you must stop running from your problems and face them. It’s time to work through the tough times, solve the issue and move on the bigger and better things. This is about understanding what you are doing that keeps getting the same results and making the necessary changes so you have a different outcome.
5. The law of Karma. This law says that it matters what you do to others. If you steal and cheat your way to supposed success in any area of your life, you will face having others cheat and steal from you. I wish I could count the times I coach people through this one. We all want to place blame on what others do, but when I get to sit with people and walk through what it is they are facing, talk about what happened, then trace back through the steps they took, you see they were doing the same thing to someone else. We all hate hypocrisy, so this law shows us we truly get what we have been giving to others.
6. The law of forgiveness. So many times I find people who are holding onto something someone else, (often their ex) did. We all need to forgive. If we don’t, over time it only builds bitterness, and we make others pay for the mistakes of our past. I like that the bible says forgive others just as God forgave you. It also asks how you can expect God to forgive you if you cannot forgive others.
7. The law of love. This was one of those laws that I tried for so many years to get around and it left me many times with failure. Many of us love ourselves and not others. In this world, yes, you need to love yourself, but love others just as you love yourself. A good friend of mine, Randy, who posts blogs by the name Rockstar Preacher, has a motto: “Love God, love each other.” I think that is an awesome thing. But let’s not just use love in people. I say all the time, “Love what you do.” After all, if you find a love in what you are doing, you are going to look for ideas to be successful at it.
I hope these laws help you to find success in your game of life. Laws are something we must follow. When we do it keeps us in a spot of blooming. When we push against these laws it can seem for a while that we are successful, but sooner or later it will show we have cheated the laws of the game. That will lead to a point of having to start over again.
I hope you have many successful years at your game of life. Tomorrow we will talk more about rules and how to use them to make your game successful.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time for you to live the life you always wanted, to love what you do and those you share life with. Obey the laws to be a RockStar in your world. Are you ready to start?