There Are No Accidents

by Lou Dozier

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. All events and experiences in our field of awareness represent the ‘outpicturing’ of a feeling, belief or attitude we are holding. Thus we can use every event as a barometer of where we are on our path. We think in secret and it comes to pass; environment is but a looking glass.

This universal Law of Attraction means that we “hire” everyone in our play to act out the script we have written. This is why we experience repetitious patterns in relationship, work or health; different actors are showing up to play out the same role. Eventually we recognize that it cannot be an accident that the same types of people keep doing the same things; it is we who have drawn them according to the signals we are radioing to central casting.

The good news about the Law of Attraction is that the moment we change our mind, heart or attitude, the outer world must reflect it, often immediately. –Author Unknown

The Foundation From Which I Live
Over the last 20+ years while coaching people to create what they say they want, I have definitely incorporated this principle in my own life and offer it to all. For me, this is the backdrop; the foundation from which I live my life. Therefore, no matter what my results, and whatever occurs, I am clear that this is simply feedback for me. Please do not read in this that I am always ecstatic about my results. But I must say that approaching life from this perspective always allows me to experience being empowered regarding my life.

Living life intentionally truly means being willing to examine ourselves and what makes us tick. It embraces principles that support being in the “driver’s seat” of our lives. When I “get” that there are no accidents, everything that occurs and every result is accompanied with a lesson. If I am willing to examine and learn from what’s not working, I will be increasing my awareness level and consciousness. This, in turn, has me make more effective choices based on my declarations. As you may have read in my earlier columns, a necessary aspect of creating intention is committed action.

Creating Conscious Discipline
I read this amazing story in James Arthur Ray’s book, “Harmonic Wealth” that truly embodies the necessity of creating conscious discipline in having your dreams come true.

At the turn of the last century, a man named Ivy Lee met with Charles M. Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel. His objective was to sell his services to Schwab and help him become more efficient. Schwab’s reaction was that his people already knew what they should be doing — his problem was just getting them to do it. As a result, Schwab wasn’t buying.

“Just suppose I could give you a tool, an action that would guarantee you’d become more efficient, you’d be interest, wouldn’t you?,” Lee asked. Seeing Schwab’s resistance, he said, “I’ll just give you the idea — use it for 21 days. If it works, send me a check for whatever you think it’s worth.” Schwab said okay and asked what is was.

“At the beginning of every single day, or better yet, at the end of the day before the following day, take out a piece of paper and write down the six most important things you need to do to achieve your objectives on that particular day,” Lee said.

“Starting tomorrow first thing, start on item number one. Do not go onto item number two until you have fully completed item number one. Then continue in succession with each number. If you get to the end of the day and have not completed your full list of action items, then roll over your actions to the next day. If five and six are left one day, they automatically become items one and two for the next. Use this for as long as you like and then if you think it’s worth something send me a check for that amount.”

Less than a month later, Ivy Lee got a check in the mail for $25,000 with a note attached: “That’s the most powerful tool for achievement that anyone has ever taught me, and here’s a fraction of what it’s worth.” At this point, Bethlehem Steel was relatively unknown and within five years became the largest steel producer, with Schwab earning over $100,000,000 alone — making him the most famous and powerful steel man alive at the time.

Ray calls this the “Critical Six.” Define your action items — your Critical Six each day in connection with your intentions and values — put them in order of priority and have the courage and commitment to stick with them.

Living the life you love is completely up to you. Why not just go for it?