June 19th, 2011 9:21 AM by Lehel S.
Great Expectations Make Great Lives
There is a great old story that pretty much predicts the kind of year you'll have in 2011.
It's about an older woman in a wheel chair who was moving into a retirement center. Her children had all moved away and her declining health made it impossible for her to live alone any longer. As she sat in the reception area waiting to be wheeled up to see her room for the first time, her daughter called and the nurse handed the woman the phone. As they chatted, the woman told her daughter the room was beautiful, and that she loved the new friends she was meeting.
When she hung up the phone, the nurse expressed surprise, saying she thought the woman had never seen the facility before. The woman replied, "Oh, I've never been in this building before, but I learned a long time ago that most things are about as pleasant and charming as I decide they are in my mind. So why should I wait for you to take me upstairs? I just decided I was going to love it here, and I bet I will."
In life our expectations, combined with our actions, pretty much predict our results.
To make sure 2011 is a wonderful, prosperous and productive year, make sure you go into it with (1) great expectations, and (2) a great plan.
Imagine a year of health, wealth and growth. Affirm that you will achieve your goals and that you'll meet just the right people to help you along the way. Know, in advance that problems will be solved and that you'll have all the resources you may need along the way.
Sure, it may seem a little silly, and imagining a wonderful year may not "guarantee" it will happen, but it can't hurt!
If you're going to dream, why not dream the best?
If, for whatever reason, you prefer to make yourself anxious or worried, of course you know how to do that. Just focus on a few things that could go wrong, or think about getting sick or failing, and most people can create a "recipe" for worry. But why would anyone expect trouble, when for with the same time and energy they could affirm something wonderful?
Instead, create a recipe for beauty, health, joy and prosperity. It takes no more effort, you'll feel better, and for all we know, it might actually create some sort of "energy field" or "vibrations" that will actually create a better 2011. Give it a try!
Secondly, however, you will need a great system. Dreams, by themselves, are not enough. Get a calendar and plot your strategy. Sit down and explain your "great expectations" to a trusted friend or colleague. There's something magical and extremely powerful about telling your dreams to another person, especially someone who really "gets" it and will cheer you on all year long.