There are always clues in a good story. These clues assist your MC throughout her journey. In the Servant Story Therapy we refer to these clues as <em>Effects</em>. Your MC experiences Effects or feedback from her Cause as well as from other characters in your story when she engages in her Desire Obtainment Process.
These Effects can serve as clues, indicators, or signals that confirm whether she is on the right pathway toward obtaining her Desire. However, they can also warn her if she deviates from it.
Thus the Effects that your MC experiences can be both confirming and warning in nature. Confirming Effects provide validation, peace, and confidence, indicating that she is making progress and moving in the right direction. These Effects not only reinforce her commitment to her chosen path but they also nourish her soul with a real sense of peace even in the most difficult of circumstances.
The Effects of her chosen Cause serve as a guiding light that helps her navigate through differing perspectives and make informed decisions.
Because of the variety of Effects and influences of various Causes, your story will have layers of complexity and decision-making for your MC, which deepens the narrative and creates opportunities for your MC to establish boundaries against antagonistic characters as well as develop sustainable relationships with others.