When we look around the world, at different people who live very different lives, it’s easy to believe that some people don’t get what they deserve and that others don’t deserve what they get.
The truth is; while we might not always get what we deserve we will most often get what we expect.
Your expectations are your beliefs about what life has to offer you and they are what enable you to be in the game rather than simply watching from the sidelines. If you believe that life happens to you, that you have no control over what happens in your relationships or work, that your life results are at the effect of other people and circumstances, you have sidelined yourself.
Louise Hay made a statement that delights me! On her audio How You Can Use Power Thoughts she says, “I give to life exactly what I want life to give to me.” Life is a two-way street! We don’t just wait to see if Life thinks we deserve goodness, we interact with Life and create the experience we want!
Do you think often of the things you want from Life? How often do you think about the things you can give back, the things you need to give back in order to have the life you want, to be in the game and not merely a bystander? One of those things is your expectation of good. If you want Life to give you Abundance! Joy! Peace! yet you only ever give back the expectation of lack and limitation that’s all you’ll ever experience. As a matter of fact, that’s how you are creating your experience.
How do you do it? How do you change the way you think so you can change the way you feel so you can behave differently and ultimately have different (Better! Richer! More Fun!) results in your life? How do you change your expectations?
One of the things I do is consciously shift my thoughts. When I’m in a situation where I can see the possibility of negative thinking (or when I catch myself after the negativity has started) I go into my pantry of possibility and pull a positive thought off the shelf. When you look for opportunities to change you’ll find them all around you.
I currently live in Los Angeles and the roads are perpetually under construction. There are signs posted in every work zone that say, “Expect Delays.” Are you one of the many people who spend hours of every week being angry because of all the delays, or are you more like me?
The moment I see one of those signs that says, “Expect Delays” I always, always say to myself, “I only expect good!” Then I say it again. And again. And…
Do you desire more love in your life? You can have more love!
Do you want to have more fun dating? You can have more fun!
Don’t know where to start or how to get to the next rung of the relationship ladder? I would love to help! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule a free, 20 minute phone call so that you can tell me what you believe is holding you back and I can offer you at least one, specific, action you can take that will change your results.
What if today is the day you take an action that propels you forward into the rest of your happy, loving, romantic life!
Right now, take a moment and affirm to yourself:
I expect good things at all times in all ways!