The unending desire for power and control over our own lives often puts us into a ‘catch-22’ as we try to work it out while sharing in the lives of others.

One great thing about children is their innocence. They don’t have this huge filter screening out right and wrong. If they want something or have a thing on their mind, they’re going to tell you about it.

To an extent, we appreciate the honesty and we excuse the inappropriate. they ‘don’t know any better.’ They’re children. But many of us ‘grownups’ are still trying to gain control of our own lives today. There’s a saying that goes something like this, “One man’s freedom ends where another’s begins.”

Why am I saying all of this? Because if things don’t seem to be going your way, and you’re not GETTING what you want in life, there’s a good chance you are not GIVING what you want. Take a look at the people in your life. The ones that may try to control you, or push all your buttons, or prevent you from being happier.

Take a look at your present situation…if you can’t find a better paying job or the right relationship or surround yourself with people who appreciate you more.

Now take a look at yourself and how you’ve been approaching situations and the people in your circle of influence. Ask yourself this: have I been approaching life the way I’d like life to approach me?

When you try to control others or encroach on their freedom in some way, you’re breaking natural law. Just as in societal law, you’re held accountable and have to ‘pay the piper.’ Sometimes paying a speeding ticket is easier. Because you can break a natural law, not be aware of it, and still have the effects reverberate back in your life.

Many people don’t realize they’re causing their own present situation. AND…by taking a deeper look at your life, you definitely can become more aware of what’s happening and why. In fact, after you start getting a knack for it, self awareness actually becomes more of a speci al journey. A gift.

The lesson? If things aren’t going your way, take a closer look at ‘what your way is’ and see if you’ve been inadvertently breaking a natural law.

Keith Matthew has been teaching personal development and wealth building techniques for 17 years. Visit http://www.selfmasterysecrets.com/ns-freecourse.html to sign up for a Free 7-Day Success Workshop.