Holliwell: The Law of Success

Many authors have written about natural laws that govern perception, reality and the power of mind and thoughts. Over the next several days, we will explore the various ways these writers have named and described these laws. This examination is merely a quick look at each of these laws, however. It is recommended that you study the books mentioned for yourself to gain a deeper understand of The Laws and how to apply them in your life.

Raymond Holliwell, in his book “Working With The Law,” proposed that there was one ultimate law, the Law of Mind, and that it was in reality synonymous with God. He then broke that one Law down into 11 component laws.  One of these laws was Attraction, but instead of being the entirety of the law, it worked in conjunction with the other ten. Today we will continue our look at how Dr. Holliwell viewed The Laws by examining the last of the 11 components of this Law of Mind.

Law of Success

Everyone is entitled to success. This doesn’t mean “entitled” in the modern, “the world owes me a living” sense, but that we are all meant to succeed. It is intended that we succeed. We all have the same abilities with which to succeed and the same potential for success, and failure to reach our potential, to reach our goals and meet our own definition of success is on our own heads.

Success requires two things: a firm grasp of the laws that govern it and action on our part to bring it about. Both of these factors are vital components of success. Action without understanding causes us to “spin our wheels,” to work fruitlessly and never get ahead. Understanding without action gains nothing as well. A man in a woodworking shop who has no understanding of the principles of the craft or the tools around him and yet blindly goes about nailing and sawing will likely never produce anything worthwhile. Yet the man who has all the necessary skills and knowledge but never gets up from his seat will not produce anything either.

When our hearts are right, when we seek success for the proper reasons (growth, expansion, helping others, to be able to be a brighter source of light in the world) and not for purely selfish reasons, our heads will follow. However we must not only have the proper motivations, we must also act with a sense of purpose and belief. We must understand that success is ours for the effort, that we get out of life what we put into it, that we reap what we sow. We must not let fear restrain us. Just as an experienced horseback rider will let his mount “have its head” when it is time to jump an obstacle or climb a hill, we must not pull back on the reins just as we are about to reach our goal. Fear of the unknown, deeply ingrained “programming” that we are not meant for success, doubt and worry about our ability are the most common reasons for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Turn each obstacle into a stepping stone. Use it as an opportunity to grow and advance. Learn from it, don’t resist it. It may be that overcoming it will teach you something you will need to know, or it may be that working around it will lead you down a different path that you might not have otherwise followed. Know that there are reasons and lessons in each obstacle, and be open to them. Don’t let them defeat you. Do not give in to the “I can’t” attitude. Know that you can, and that you will.

Don’t let what other’s term “reality” be your security blanket. When the going gets tough and things get real, stick with it. Don’t let the people around you convince you to “get real and give up that crazy idea.” Pursue the dream. Put all of the lessons you’ve learned to use, remember what you’ve read and heard. That is the moment when so many give up, when they say, “What was I thinking,” toss out all they have learned and go back to where they were before. Then they say that they just weren’t meant to succeed, or that they never get an even break.

Success isn’t found, it is made. Don’t wait, and don’t procrastinate. Take the first step, even if it is the only one you can see. Then take the next. Know you can do it. Imagine how you will feel when you have reached your goal, and feel the gratitude for all you’ve gained. Know you can have it, and then go get it!


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