What are you expecting to happen to you/for you?
“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.” Ralph Marston
I read some time ago about a young man who accidentally got stuck in an old broken down refrigerated boxcar at a train yard. Somehow he thought that the boxcar was working, therefore he froze to death. However, the boxcar was not working but what this young man was expecting to happen to him, happened. This is just like what Job had said, “The thing that I have feared has come upon me.” This young man who was in a refrigerated boxcar that wasn’t even locked, eventually succumbed to his death through his belief. What are you speaking over your life? Remember, your words are your bond. In fact, we tend to believe whatever we say because we are saying it. Don’t expect the worst just because of your situation. Expect to have a favorable outcome. Furthermore, it takes the same amount of effort because it is done through the process of our thoughts.
The sad thing was that through a self-fulfilling prophecy the young man froze to death because of his own thoughts. He thought it and it happened. What are your thoughts like? How many people that you know today that are expecting the worst to happen? You have to make it your duty to expect the good things. There is no way on Earth you can dwell on the worst and expect the best at the same time. Choose carefully that which you want to experience in your life.
Don’t expect the worst because the situation is not the most suitable. In fact, you are more apt to get from the situation what you are expecting.