You would never want to fly in an airplane where the pilot is pretty sure he could land the plane. You want to fly with a pilot that expects to land with no question or doubt. In life the best way to assure success is to be like that pilot that expects to land. If you expect to succeed chances are you will succeed.
People often ask me for my secret to succeeding as a coach. I don’t really know that I have any secrets, but there was one thing that has helped me throughout my career, and that was I expected to succeed. It never dawned on me that I wouldn’t make it as a coach. Not being successful wasn’t a concept I entertained. I expected to succeed and I did. We get what we expect.
Your thoughts are powerful. Whatever you think becomes your reality. It just makes sense that, if you create positive expectations, those expectations will manifest into reality.
Can you imagine boarding a plane and being greeted by a pilot that informed you he expected not to have a successful landing that day. I don’t know about you, but I would turn around and run off that plane. You want to fly with a pilot that expects to land, and that is exactly the same principle you want to use in your life. You want to expect to be successful. If you go around expecting the worst, you won’t be disappointed. Stop expecting anything but success and you will find yourself landing right in the middle of it.
Do you expect the worst or the best?
This week notice your expectations. You might not realize how often you set them, so just become aware. Once you become aware, begin to change them to be positive. Create your day first thing by expecting to have a great day and go from there.
Daily Success Formula
Expectations + Thoughts = Creating your own reality
“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation.” Jack Nicklaus
“Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds – all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.” Edward Everett Hale
“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.” Charles F. Kettering
“[M]aybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn’t perfection but progress.” Michelle Burford