Some people make a practice of expecting the worst, in an
effort to avoid being disappointed. Yet when you expect the
worst you also focus on it and visualize it, thereby pushing
yourself in a negative direction.
A more positive and effective strategy is to expect the
best. Then build upon that expectation with preparation and
Expect the best, and visualize, in great detail, your own
participation in it. That puts you into a powerful frame of
mind, orients you toward success, and brings your
expectations to life.
Expect the best, and you enable yourself to recognize and
make full use of the opportunities coming your way. Expect
the best, while preparing to handle whatever may come along,
and you'll be ahead of the game from the very beginning.
No, life will not always live up to your highest
expectations. Yet when the disappointments do come, choose
even then to expect the best eventual outcome, and you're
much more likely to get it.
Base your expectations on the best that you can imagine for
every situation. More often than not, you'll go precisely
where you expect to go.
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