It’s an uncanny phenomenon but it’s true: The Universe has a way of supporting those who get crystal clear on what they want and then wholeheartedly go after it.

It may be a challenging concept to wrap the mind around, but like it or not, we are all the authors and architects of the results we experience in our own life. Every thought we have, word we speak (whether to ourselves or out loud), and action we take is a seed planted – a seed that will germinate and grow when the appropriate conditions are present. Like farmers carefully planting the next harvest, we reap the effects of having sewn the seeds of past thoughts and behaviors. There are no idle thoughts! Everything we see, everything we experience, has its origin and cause in the realm of thought. Understanding this phenomenon is the beginning of true wisdom.

The challenge is that most people are unaware of how they create their reality from moment to moment, because they are not sufficiently aware of their thoughts. Do you know someone who no matter what happens in their life, it’s "not their fault," and so blames external factors for the circumstances of their life? This disempowering perception often leads to victim mentality and over time, victim mentality becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

If we want to transform something in our environment - whether it's our career, finances, health, relationships, or physical body - we must first transform how we think. When we change our thoughts we automatically change our actions, thereby producing a shift in our environment. Why? Because the external world is a reflection of the internal world. When we understand this and take full responsibility for everything that happens in our lives then we are “at Cause.” Mahatma Gandhi recognized this Universal Truth which is why he encouraged people to “be the change you wish to see in the world.”

This cause and effect dynamic is the essence of the first Law of Supreme Influence. One important key to making this Law practical is the realization that, in any given moment, a person is either “at Cause” or “in Effect” – there is no middle area. Being “at Cause” means having the awareness to recognize how our moment-to-moment "causes" produce the conditions of our lives, even if the "effect" isn’t experienced right away. In other words, when we're “at Cause” we get a result and we own it! Owning the result, desired or not, liberates the individual to make different choices. Conversely, anytime we blame or give an excuse, we're “in Effect.” The more we take responsibility for the cause and effect in our lives, the better our results!

Remember, when you change your environment automatically changes!

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
~ George Bernard Shaw