Everything affects everything else

“Everything affects everything else.” Jim Rohn

Consider this...when we look at the complexity of a car, we see a vehicle so intricately designed that every component adds some kind of value or significance to the car. Without tyres a car wouldn’t be able to steadily move along the road. Without an engine a car wouldn’t have the ability to generate internal combustion necessary for the power to move the car. Without fuel the car has no substance for the engine to convert into power. Without a radiator a car would run the risk of overheating. Without a battery and alternator there wouldn’t be any electricity for the car to spark up and start. These are just to name a few, and to make things even more complex, each component is part of a more detailed system such as the ignition, electrical, or the cooling system.

Imagine just one component wasn’t working in the car, would the effect be detrimental? Well let’s say the car had a flat tyre. Sure the car would still work, but to work it would need more power (that’s more fuel) to drag itself along the road, and would slow everyone else behind it down. With a dead battery a car wouldn’t start at all!

Can I suggest that we are far more complex than a car? Just as a car works in optimum performance when everything is correctly functioning so do we. We should recognise that our physical mental and spiritual lives not only affect each other but they influence our personal, family and business lives. Also one area of progress in our life can influence and motivate us to achieve other areas of success. Just as sharpening one particular skill can give us the confidence to achieve even more.

Many times we don’t realise the affect that one part of our life has on another. For instance God says “From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.” Proverbs 12:14 (NIV). But if we take this lightly and begin to speak negative things on our lives and tell ourselves that “We’re not worth it” or “We don’t have what it takes” than our words become food for our minds, and our minds think on these words and our actions follow our thoughts. Pretty soon our continuous actions influence our attitudes and our attitudes dictate our behaviour.

How we act with small things can translate to affect more of the bigger areas of our lives. For example, my observation has shown me that someone who takes time to exercise is more likely to eat more healthier food as compared to someone who doesn’t. Why? Because usually the person who exercises has come to realise the importance of a good diet in conjunction with exercise. And someone that feels healthy and has higher energy levels is more likely to be more mentally alert and productive in his work. And a man more productive at work is more likely to be happier with his results and bring that attitude home to the family. Of course in every situation there are always other factors to consider, nevertheless for each action we make we open the door to more possibilities and opportunities. So let our actions aim towards excellence so when everything affects everything, we get the best out of life.

God bless and protect
Chidi

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Quote of the week:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Galatians 6:7

 

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