Principle #6 Consistency
My grandmother never graduated from high school but she was one of the wisest people I have ever met. Being from rural Georgia, she always had a no-nonsense Southern saying that would cover any disaster.
She would often tell us: If you don’t know, you better ask somebody.
Universal laws are consistent. They work the same way for everyone every time. One of the best ways to learn the outcome of a universal law is simply to let them do the teaching.
- Learn from the past
- Learn from others
- Apply what you learned
Learn from the past
I work with lots of young people. I love them to death, but sometimes they just don’t get it.
They ride their bikes downhill and expect the hill to move. In order to make your life move in a different direction, YOU must turn the handlebars and pedal. The hill isn’t going to move.
We all make mistakes. That is part of being human. But successful humans learn from their past and do not repeat their mistakes (they make different ones.)
What happened the last time you didn’t study for your final? This time will be no different just because it’s a different course or instructor.
What happened the last time you moved in with a stranger? This time will be no different just because it’s a different stranger.
What happened the last time you didn’t use birth control? What happened the last time you ran a red light? What happened the last time you dropped out of school? What happened the last time you didn’t pay your rent?
Just because we don’t live in the past doesn’t mean we shouldn’t learn from it.
Turn the handlebars and move in a different direction if you want different results.
Granny would’ve said they don’t think their blood is red.
Learn from others
You don’t have to make your own mistakes in order to avoid trouble.
You can avoid the things that unsuccessful people do.
You can watch successful people and imitate what they do.
My son’s friend told him that she didn’t have enough money to pay her bills, so she was heading toward the casino to make some more money. She got mad when my son explained the mathematics and logic behind casino odds (they set you up to lose, that’s how they make money.)
She went to the casino anyway (riding her bike downhill.) Of course her bills didn’t get paid but the casino did.
Granny would’ve said a hard head makes a sore behind.
Apply what you learned
Knowing what to do and what not to do is easy if you watch and learn.
If you are going downhill, turn your handlebars and pedal. You’ll be surprised at how quickly things turn around because YOU turned around.
The universe does not move mountains, you do.
Granny’s best advice? Go before you leave home. You never know if the restrooms will be clean.
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