7 Simple Laws to Becoming Extraordinary !!

“You are what your deep driving desire is.
 As is your desire, so is your will.
 As is your will, so is your deed.
 As is your deed,so is your destiny.”

Abraham Lincoln failed in business at the age of 21; lost in a legislative race at the age of 22; failed in business again at the age of 24; Overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26; had a nervous breakdown at age 27; lost a Congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age 45; failed in an effort to become vice president at age 47; lost a Senatorial race at age 49; and was elected the President of United States at age 52. He was an ordinary person like you and me but with extraordinary belief in himself.

Follow the 7 simple laws and you could also become extraordinary.
1) LAW OF CALMNESS - Relax. Don’t be judgmental. Try to sit alone in silent meditation at least twice a day and get in touch with yourself. Commune with nature and remember that happiness in life comes from small things. So enjoy your calm state and you will experience unending happiness in your life. Calmness is being at peace with yourself and everything around you.

- Wherever you go and whomever you encounter you will give them a gift. The gift can be a smile, a compliment, a flower or even a prayer. Receive the gift of nature, sunlight and birds singing. Keep the wealth circulating in life.

3) LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT - “As you sow so you reap”. The best way to be ready for the future is to be fully conscious in the present. Every time you make a choice ask yourself two questions: a. What are the consequences of the choice you are making? b. Will it bring fulfillment and happiness to you and to those who are affected by this choice?Listen to your heart for guidance and be guided with its message of comfort or discomfort.

- Tell yourself everyday that today you will accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur. Each moment is as it should be. You will not struggle against it. Take responsibility for your actions. Remember every problem is an opportunity in disguise. It is this alertness to opportunity that allows you to take each moment and transform it into a greater benefit.

- Make a list of all your desires. Carry it with yourself all the time. Look at it before you go to sleep and in the morning when you get up. Look at it before you go into silence and meditation. Release the list of desires into the womb of creation, trusting that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason and that the cosmic plans have even greater designs for you than those you have conceived. Practice present moment awareness.

- Commit yourself and others around you to the freedom to be as they are. Participate in everything with detached involvement. Accept uncertainty as an essential ingredient of your experience. In your willingness to accept uncertainty, solution will emerge out of the problem, confusion, disorder and chaos. The more uncertain things are, the more secure you should feel because uncertainty is your path to freedom. Step into the field of all possibilities and anticipate the excitement that can occur when you are open to infinity of choices.

- Nurture the god or goddess in embryo that lies deep within your soul. Make a list of your unique talents. How can you serve the society? How can you help? How can you contribute to the betterment of mankind? The answer will take you further to enlightenment and your purpose in life.

Adapted from the book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Dr. Deepak Chopra.


  1. I like this list and I definitly agree that every problem is an opportunity in disguise.

  2. Debo this list is definitely worth noting down:)