Expectations Create Futures

Once you realize that your expectations create your future, you’re in the driver’s seat.

Your expectations, imagination, and dreams all deal in futures. To the degree you keep these things in mind, your chances of bringing them about are dramatically increased.

But, expectations are much like the sword of truth, which can cut both ways.

If you’re expecting to lose, then this is what will tend to occur. If you expect the worst, that is what is likely to happen, as this is what you’re looking for.

On the other hand if you sincerely looking to win, you will find it more often than not. Even when you experience a loss, if you approach it with interest and not dismay, you’ll stay in control of your expectations and your future.

Here are a few quotes that supports this concept

First from Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the electric starter. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectations.”

Next, Michael Jordan, one of the world’s greatest basketball players also agrees when he says,

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”

Finally, from myself, “Positive expectancy thrives on attention, it grows stronger the more it is used.”

What are your expectations about your job, your marriage, your children, or your life? Can you accept a failure without then beginning to expect to fail? Can you take a loss in stride without changing your attitude about the future?

Your attitude in the presentcan change your future – just as your attitude about the future can change your present.

Take careful inventory of what you are expecting as your future is very definitely influenced by your expectations in the present.

daniel w. jacobs
(c) 2009-2012, all rights reserved


2 Responses to “Expectations Create Futures”

  1. Myrna Jacobs Says:

    wow, I just love this! I want everyone… simply everyone to know it… practice it… fantastic. Billboards would be good.. 😉

  2. So fundamentally True! And the simple truths are always the most powerful!

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