BELIEVING IS SEEING…
I know, I know, it’s supposed to be the other way around. But it isn’t.
The fact is, the greater your expectations, the greater your experiences. Seriously, it’s as simple as that.
The University of London did a study on “the power of positive expectations” and found that those people who expected and even assumed that “good things” would happen had a much greater incidence of good things actually happening in their lives.
In fact, their studies showed that one begins to be happy at the moment the “positive assumption” is made.
It’s thrilling to realize that to a significant degree, we’re able to create our own reality, isn’t it?
Imagine walking into a job interview, a cocktail party, a blind date - and because of the attitude and positive energy you project, you create magic – magic that changes a “no” to a “yes,” magic that ignites a new possibility, magic that lights up a room, or a life – or a love.
We get what we expect from people, too – from our kids to our colleagues to our spouses - because they want to live up to how terrific we already think they are.
(It’s a heck of a lot more fun than their thinking they have to prove they’re not the losers they think you think they are…)
Just for the record, there’s another study that shows that when people assume the worst and things go better than they feared, people are totally elated. So, the study would argue, “Get out there and lower your expectations!”
I don’t know about you but that’s not a route I’m interested in taking…
So don’t wait for the proof that something or someone is going to be fabulous! You could wait a lifetime. Assume that it - or they - already are.
Hey, maybe even your craziest dreams will come true…
Here’s one of my favorite Sinatra songs to get you in the mood…