Whenever I have delivered this as a keynote speech, I am swamped with people saying this is one of the most important things that have heard. Important, for the success of their long term goals and businesses. This is followed by: I wish I had heard this when I first started out, It would have saved me a lot of grief.
Where does it come from, how did we get it, why is it here & why does it work? Quite frankly, I don’t care and it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that it works. It is like many of the universal principals and laws, they just are.
You may well say “I don’t believe in it” and I’m perfectly happy and comfortable for you to feel that way. Your unbelief won’t change that fact that’s it’s real and it works. You could also say I don’t believe in gravity – fine. Go and climb some steps, take a big jump forward and see what happens! Just because you don’t believe it doesn’t mean it isn’t real.
The law of compensation says that when you make a worthwhile goal and set out to achieve it, you will be tested 1. to see if are serious about it – and 2. do you deserve the prize at the end.
Now that’s good news isn’t it ……..
So you have put plans in place and embark on your goal. After a while you are faced with some hurdles, some challenges, some hills to climb. What do you do?
You do what you have to do to overcome them, pick yourself up and keep going, well done. What about the next test? and the next and the next. Now don’t get me wrong, Im not saying your life is going to be crap and painting a picture of doom and gloom. I don’t know how much testing you will have or what issues you will face, Im just preparing you that they will come.
Part of this law is also about equipping you along the way. There are things you will need to learn to face the next part of achieving your goal. The law is actually on your side, urging you on. Have you ever felt like your are going round in circles and facing the same challenges time after time? Hello, there is something you have to learn here. Stop, analyse it, work it out and learn it so you can move on. You need to be equipped.
Of course you can always always quit – and forfeit your goals!
Hang on – take a deep breath, there is good news coming.
How long will this last? I have no idea. That depends on how much equipping you need. From experience, I do know that the bigger the goal, the more challenges there are. Probably because there is much more equipping needed to get you there.
This is why we learnt in the goal setting topic, you had better be serious and committed to your goal. Do your perfect preparation, plan effectively. Because when your testing comes, you want your plan to be as good as it can be, and rock solid.
So you’re moving toward your goal, you might be getting tired, disillusioned, frustrated and starting to doubt your own ability and reasons for the goal in the first place.
Here is the good part
At the point when you have passed the test that you indeed are serious. That you actually do deserve the prize, WHAM, compensation for all the crap and hard times kicks in. And this compensation is not one for one, meaning for every challenge you get an equal reward. This compensation is in multiplication, more than, exponential, a huge bucket full of good stuff that propels you forward and says well done, you hero you. And you cross the line and achieve your goal.
However it is totally up to you if that happens or not. Which is why you need to build your soft skills muscles – in particular, Resilience