One of the greatest success principles is the law of accumulation. This law dictates that everything great and worthwhile in human life is an accumulation of thousands of tiny efforts and sacrifices that nobody ever sees or appreciates. Everything accumulates over time. You have to put in many tiny efforts that nobody sees / appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile. It’s like a snowball. A snowball starts very small and grows as it adds millions of tiny snowflakes and continues to grow as it gathers momentum.
The law of accumulation is important in three areas. The first is that of knowledge. Your body of knowledge is the result of thousands of pieces of information. Any person with a large knowledgebase has spent thousands of hours building that knowledgebase one piece at a time. What you see when you meet the person is an expert in his/her field with a high level of knowledge that makes him/her very valuable in the marketplace.
The second area is that of money. Every large fortune is an accumulation of thousands of small amounts of money, and the place to start is to take any amount of money that you can right now and begin to save it. When you begin to save money, it sets up a field of energy that triggers the law of attraction. You will begin to attract even more money to add to your savings.
The third area is that of experience. Successful people in any field have far more experience in that field than anyone else. And nothing replaces experience, whether it’s in business, parenting, selling, or anything. Many people do not take the risks necessary to move out of their comfort zone because they’re afraid it won’t work out. But until you move out of the comfort zone and get the experience from making the mistakes it’s not possible for you to grow and become capable of earning the money you desire. Everything you do counts. The biggest mistake people make is that they think that only what they want to count counts. When you read a book, when you listen to an audio program, when you go to a course, when you go to bed early and get up early to work, it all counts. And it’s all going on the plus side of your ledger. And when you waste time fooling around, all of that counts as well and will go on the minus side of your ledger. By the law of accumulation a person who has a great life is one who has accumulated far more credits on the credit side than debits on the debit side. If what you are doing is not moving you toward your goals, it’s moving you away from your goals. Nothing is neutral. Everything that you’re doing is either moving you toward the things that you want to accomplish in life, the person you want to be, the wealth you want to accumulate, or it’s moving you away. The law of accumulation dictates that everything counts.
2 things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:
- begin today to build your knowledgebase in the subject that can be most helpful to you in achieving personal, professional, and financial independence. It doesn’t matter whether it takes a week, a month or a year to become thoroughly knowledgeable. Start today. It’ll all count.
- get as much experience as you can in your chosen field. Start a little earlier, work a little smarter, stay a little later. Take risks and try every different way you can think of to achieve your goal. This experience is invaluable and accumulates over time.