Jim Rohn said: “The necessary effort needed to succeed is just the same amount of effort needed to deal with failure.”
It is up to us to decide whether we prefer to pay the price of being successful or to pay the price of dealing with our excuses and circumstances created by us.
If you ask me, I rather prefer to deal and pay the price of being successful. And to be successful, “we don’t have to over do it”. We actually need to apply the Law of Least Effort.
The law of least effort is based in the theory that nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease.
I put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
1. Acceptance: I will practice Acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.
2. Responsibility: accepted things as they are, I take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.
3. Defenselessness: Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view, and I will feel no need to persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.
In short, we can express the law of least effort in the following 3 sentences:
The moment I accept things as they are, I stop wasting my time and energy in complaining. I use that same energy in finding new, more efficient and creative ways to change my circumstances.
The moment I take responsibility for whatever happens in my life, I claim control over whatever happens in my life. As hal Elrod said: “The moment we take responsibility for everything in our life it’s the moment we can change everything in our life.”
The moment I relinquish the need to defend my point of view, I stop fighting against the rest of the word and the whole Universe. Remember, This moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be.
Please, make sure that:
- Success requires work. Being successful is not about being lazy (unless it’s exactly what you want to accomplish in life).
- Success requires effort. But not the extra, unnecessary effort of complaining for everything that “happens in your life”. It requires intelligent application of a very focused effort. And this is precisely what we call “the Least Effort”.
I’ve been applying the Law of Least effort for the last couple of months. And I can acert and attest you that it works!
Success requires effort, but it’s not the kind of effort that you put once in awhile, a couple of hours or days and then you stop. It’s the kind of effort that requires discipline to create the daily habit of putting effort everyday, day and day out; being constant vigilant of our mind, body, and spirit. Success is about every day, every hour, every moment in our lives. Success is about living our lives in the present with a crystal mental picture of what we want in our lives, and the conviction to actively working toward our main purpose in life.
PS. tell me, have you had the opportunity to apply the Law of Least Effort yet? How has been your experience in this regard?