29. In the physical world there is a law of compensation which is that “the appearance of a given amount of energy anywhere means the disappearance of the same amount somewhere else,” and so we find that we can get only what we give. If we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must be prepared to assume the responsibility for the development of that action. The subconscious cannot reason. It takes us at our word; we have asked for something; we are now to receive it; we have made our bed, we are now to lie in it; the die has been cast; the threads will carry out the pattern we have made.
Do you remember how important it is?
By not following thorough with what we propose …
… by not seeing something to the end …
… we plant bad seeds in our subconscious.
Think about it this way: Have you ever joined a gym in order to work out and get into shape? If not a gym, then something similar. It could be you wanted to learn to dance so you joined a dance studio. Perhaps you wanted to learn a language, so you started taking classes. You well know that in the beginning, you enjoyed going. You looked forward to it. You studied what was taught and gave your best effort.
Then, something happened.
For whatever reason, you had to miss a class.
Then what happened after that?
Didn’t it become easier and easier to skip classes?
Didn’t the siren song of your couch or your friends become stronger than the lure of the goal that you set for yourself?
Pretty soon, you found yourself missing more classes than you attended until the day came when you weren’t going at all. That goal became a memory.
We blame quitting on many things…
Not having time.
Wondering why we’re doing what we’re doing.
The truth is that it all comes down to one thing and one thing only:
We failed to honor the commitment we made to ourselves.
This is the beginning of the bad habit of not following through.
It’s time to change the habit.
That is, if you truly want to become successful — if you want to change the conditions in your life (and I strongly believe that you do) — then endeavor to make the change.
Commit and follow through.
Come hell or high water.
You can do it.
Lesser people have and they’ve become successful. If they can do it, then why not you? For that, there is no answer, because you can!
Yes, you can because you read great books!