Harnessing The Power Of Expectations

Think back to Christmas day and the expectations you had. Presents wrapped underneath the Christmas tree. Snow on the ground. The days off of school.

Expectations were built. Expectations were had. Sometimes they were met, other times we were left empty.

However, there was a power behind our expectations.

The power of our expectations was able to get us out of bed early. Excited and ready to rip into presents.

Now, expectations normally let us down.

We have the expectation of the daily grind. The expectation of doing our daily workout. Or maybe it’s the expectation of returning to work on Monday.

Somehow we’ve let expectations turn into a negative, rather than a positive, empowering force.

How can you harness the power of expectation today? Here’s a few tips to do so.

Look for the positive side of things: One reason expectations have become negative is because we’ve let them. We associate negative feelings to what’s coming next and this becomes our expectation.

Stop looking for the negative and begin looking for the positive side of what’s coming. Monday around the corner? This means you have the opportunity to lead your team to new heights (or maybe it’s as simple as the chance to earn another paycheck).

Decide to do your best work today: Sure, today may be another day you have to head into the office. This doesn’t mean you should mope around.

Instead, decide to do your best work today. Throw yourself into producing the best quality work you can.

Decide to have pride in the work you do. When you decide on this, you’ll have a renewed vigor for the tasks in front of you.

Find a way to move forward: Maybe the situation you’re in isn’t the best. Then today is the day to harness expectations and find a way to move forward and away from this situation.

Let your expectations be one of forward thinking and new horizons. Decide to move forward today.

Expect great things for yourself. Know you can do better. Decide to move on. These are all ways you can harness the power of expectation in your life today.

Don’t let the negativity hold you back. Grasp onto the positive expectations and change your life today.

Question: What’s one expectation you need to change for the better today? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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