The Law Of Compensation


Ralph Waldo Emerson says that The Law of Compensation is the law of laws. This Law is also known as The Law of Cause and Effect or The Law of Karma or the Law of Sowing and Reaping. The best way to define compensation is that you will always be compensated for your efforts and for your contribution, whatever it is, however much or however little.

To improve our lives, we must first focus on and improve ourselves. Improving your character will attract people of similar character. When we do this, we can expect good to be on it’s way to us. You’re going to get back whatever effort you put into something. This law will help you when you choose to help yourself.

Success coach, Bob Proctor, says that the Law of Compensation is based on the following:

“The amount of money or good you receive in life is going to be in direct ratio with these three things:

  1. The need for what you do.
  2. Your ability to do it.
  3. The difficulty there will be in replacing you.

As Emerson writes in his Law of Compensation essay, “Every act rewards itself.” What is the one thing in life that absolutely excites you? How good are you at it? How much time do you spend on it? If you have something that you really love to do, chances are you’re going to put an abundance of time into it. The income you earn today is your compensation for what you have done in the past. If you want to increase your compensation, you must increase the value of your contribution.

 “As you sow, so shall you reap.”  Your mental attitude, your feelings of happiness and satisfaction, are also the result of the things that you have put into your own mind. If you fill your own mind with thoughts, visions and ideas of success, happiness and optimism, you will be compensated by those positive experiences in your daily activities.

Love and Love,


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