Cause and effect as they manifest in your world are directly related to your belief systems.
What you believe and subsequently feel about yourself, by dint of constant repetitive thoughts and feelings within you generates your behavior, they arise from those thoughts, feeling and impulses creating your world.
The forces of life will give you exactly what you are thinking about, feeling about, not necessarily what you ask for.
You will manifest around you exactly, exactly what you think, feel and believe within. For example, somewhere you may have acquired the belief that you will always have more than enough money then that will be the case.
To change belief systems requires a little self monitoring.
What you believe and think with passion is your next reality and to the extent that you do not get that then you can be assured that underneath there is self doubt as to your ability, worthiness, or lovability or whatever in direct proportion to the degree that you do not get the life, object, financial success, life situation you would love.
For example if you do not believe that anything is permanent, in respect especially to emotional issues. It’s probably derived from pre natal, pre verbal and early childhood experiences and observations. The consequence is you’ll probably behave in a way that makes longer term relationships difficult.
From early experiences you may have acquired beliefs that you were less than loved. I personally remember feeling distain from people as a child and was subsequently bewildered. Now I can behave in a way that, at times, borders on needy or overbearing in relationships which drives people away and of course I might feel rejected and bewildered. If I behaved in a way consistent with the belief that I am loved I would feel and be loved.
If you behaved in a way that healthily nurtures yourself and those around you then a sense of stability, the best we can manifest as a facsimile for permanence in this world, would evolve and grow organically.
For our addictions:
In terms of the smoking/ alcohol/ addiction thing I want you to imagine, the feeling of self worth you will gain from lung and general good health, see yourself still full of vigor after exercise. See yourself standing stable and not breathing with difficulty.
Imagine yourself walking up a mountain in the Himalayas with you lungs still pumping well.
See yourself still alive in 20 years standing tall with a grin from ear to ear as you race through the surf to dive into a wave.
Concentrate on the outcome not the day to day, that’s the start. You already know you can do it and you know how good you can feel about yourself.
It takes one second to change. If you can see the outcome you can become it.