Do you ever find yourself wondering why some people seem to be naturally more successful at work than you are? Do you struggle to understand how they achieve the things they do? If I were to hazard a guess, I would say they are driven by their passions. People who are driven, or even just guided by their passions are more likely to be engaged and happy – not to mention more successful overall. In fact, one of Deepak Chopra’s seven spiritual laws of success, the law of pure potentiality, urges people to pursue their passions in order to find true success.
It works on the basis that successful people are drawn to the things that they are good at.
If you have not yet discovered Chopra’s principles, I strongly recommend you take a look and consider using these principles as a guide in establishing your professional career.
Below I’ve prepared an adaptation of the seven spiritual laws that can be used by executives and other professional workers in their pursuit of success.
What are the 7 spiritual laws of success?
The seven spiritual laws of success are a set of principles that can help guide your business – or yourself individually in your professional career – and encourage you to work in a way that reflects and supports your own values or those of your business.
The principles are based on the combined wisdom of many different cultures and traditions worldwide. They focus on helping individuals and organizations create a work environment where people feel valued for their contributions and are given opportunities to grow spiritually and professionally.
The principles assume that your mind is like a magnet that attracts experiences that match its thoughts and beliefs. When you go out into the world with fear and limitation, you attract those things that elicit fear and limitation. When you go out with love and faith, you attract things that develop love and faith.
Let’s take a look at the seven principles individually to see how they can be applied in a professional environment.
The 7 spiritual laws explained
1. The law of pure potentiality
We all want to be better leaders. We want to be the kind of leader that people follow because they believe in us, not just because we’re the boss. But what is it that makes a great leader?
It’s a complicated question, but there’s one thing we know for sure: great leaders don’t just get lucky. They likely already know how to use their spirituality to their advantage to become better leaders.
Great leadership starts with pure potentiality—the Law of Pure Potentiality, which states that you can have anything you want if you believe in yourself enough. This first law is first and foremost about being aware of yourself. Think of this as the “know thyself” rule. It will be difficult to achieve success if you don’t know where you are starting from.
That’s why it’s essential to take time out to get to know yourself, not just in a superficial way. You need to dig deeper and understand what makes you tick—what motivates you, what makes it hard for you, and what’s holding you back.
Once you understand yourself and believe in your potential, you can then inspire others to do the same. If others can see your potential, they’re more likely to follow your lead.
This law works so particularly well for growing your leadership capabilities.
2. The law of giving and receiving
The Law of Giving and Receiving is also one of the seven spiritual laws of success that can help you become a better leader. The premise is when you give to others, they will want to give back. When you make other people feel good about themselves and their work, they will be more inspired to do their best for you.
By treating your employees with respect and appreciation, they’ll be motivated to return the favor by working hard for you. The Law of Giving and Receiving will help your company grow in ways that are mutually beneficial for everyone involved.
3. The law of karma: cause and effect
The Law of Karma suggests that everything happens for a reason, and the universe always delivers what you deserve. There are consequences for every action you take—even if it’s not immediately obvious.
Sometimes karma is hard to grasp, especially when it feels like things aren’t going your way. But if you keep working hard and doing good, eventually everything will work out—and as a result, so will your business! This law is important because it teaches us how to live our lives. It encourages us to think about how our actions affect others and make sure we’re not hurting or exploiting them.
This law can be applied to business in various ways, but the most obvious is the way in which your company conducts business. Business should be conducted in an ethical and socially responsible way. Don’t break the law, don’t exploit consumers or employees, and be honest and transparent with all parties engaged in the company’s activities.
If you conduct your business in a responsible and ethical way, the law of karma states that this good energy will return to you.
4. The law of least effort: intentional action, unintentional results
At first glance, it might seem like leadership is about taking charge—giving orders and direction. But that’s not necessarily true. True leadership is about inspiring others to be better than they thought they could be.
And what does that mean? It means creating an environment where people want to work hard and do their best work. You don’t have to force or threaten them; you have to give them something worth working for.
Rather than giving your staff strict rules and procedures to follow, instead, give them fewer if you want them to accomplish a better job and be happier at work. The more regulations there are, the more difficult it is for people to work effectively—and they will accomplish less.
It is human nature to take the path of least resistance, to choose less work and more reward. Instead of complicated processes, allow your staff to find their way through instinct. Sure there might be some mistakes, but it is through our mistakes that our best lessons are learned.
5. The law of detachment
In business, we’re all trying to get ahead. Who hasn’t felt the pressure to do more, be more, and have more? We’re always looking for the next step in our career or the next big thing that will make us stand out. But what if there was another way? What if we could detach from all this pressure and just be ourselves?
That’s what the Law of Detachment is about: letting go of what you think you need to be successful in business to focus on what matters. It shouldn’t be about how much money you make or how many employees report to you. It should be about how well your team works together and the result they achieve.
When we let go of our attachment to success, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and ideas. This leads to better leadership and better results for everyone involved!
6. The law of intention and desire
The Law of Intention and Desire states that if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen. If you want your company to succeed, you need to put your intention behind it—and then use all of your resources (including your desire) to make it happen.
As a leader, you need to be clear about where you’re headed and why if you want your team to succeed. They’ll follow you there if they understand why it matters.
7. The law of Dharma: act according to your inner dharma
The Law of Dharma is the belief that you should act according to your inner nature. In other words, if you’re feeling inspired or motivated, it’s probably a good idea to follow through with that inspiration and motivation.
But remember that not all actions are equal—you might have an inner calling to do something that doesn’t feel good at first, but if it’s truly aligned with who you are, then it will ultimately be worth it.
In business, this might look like taking uncomfortable risks that will ultimately align with your goals and values. If you’re inspired by an idea for a new product or service, don’t let fear stop you from pushing forward!
When you think about spirituality in business, it might seem like an abstract concept—but it’s not! Leadership that embraces spirituality is about the values that drive your company and your decisions as a leader.
It all starts with you. When you properly align your energy, the universe will reflect that back to you. The seven spiritual laws of success, when leveraged correctly, can help you achieve your objectives.