Everything has a cause and everything has an effect. Nothing happens by chance; there is always a cause.
I’ll share an example from my own experiences of this law.
In high school I trained for the two mile race. When I started the season, I hadn’t been exercising and so had just as much ability, or lack of it, as anyone else would in my situation. I began training for the competitions by running eight or more miles a day. First I would run two miles, than four and so on until I was running ten miles most days. At this level of training, I was able to compete with the other competitors in the race.
How was I able to go from a slow one mile to a fast ten mile? The answer lies in the law of cause and effect. As I caused my muscles to run faster and for longer periods, the effect was resistance which made my legs and body stronger. Not only this, but as I exerted effort away from me into the ground to propel myself forward, there was a reaction that was helping me. The reaction was the ground equally resisting my force so that it was possible to move myself forward. Without both sides of this happening I could not have improved my running ability.
But the most important part of all of this was my thoughts. My thoughts caused me to run faster and longer. Thoughts are the cause of all we do. Everything we do starts with our thoughts.
So, in order to succeed at that sport, I had to develop thought habits that would keep my hope and motivation going. I told myself that I was always improving, that I was getting better and better. I used a lot of positive self-talk to create the changes I wanted. And, I got them!
I didn’t win any races, but I always completed them and continually got better.
What was the cause of all that? My positive and encouraging thoughts!
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