Entrepreneur Digest: Looking With Great Expectations



Today, we will be reflecting on JOHN MASON’s thought about the greater good in positioning yourself to receive when the opportunity offers us something we’ve been hoping (dying) to have.

To be forthright, a lot of people really deserve the best in life but the questions here are – have they positioned themselves to receive? How do they look at life in its whole?


TO ONE PERSON THE WORLD IS desolate, dull, and empty; while to another, the same world looks rich, interesting, and full of meaning.

Eyes that look are common. Eyes that see are rare.

J. Oswald Sanders

How we position ourselves to receive makes all the difference. You can never see the sunrise by looking to the west. The choice is up to you.

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If you look at life the wrong way there is always cause for alarm. It’s the same way a twenty-dollar bill can look so big when it goes to church and so small when it goes for groceries. What you see depends mainly on what you look for. Some people complain because roses have thorns. Instead, be thankful that thorns have roses.

Position yourself to receive, not resist. How you see thing on the outside of you depends on how things are on the inside of you.

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it for that determines our success or failure.

Norman Vincent Peale

Don’t pray for rain if you’re going to complain about the mud. “You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are” (Herb Cohen). Develop the hunter’s approach, the outlook that wherever you go there are ideas waiting to be discovered. When you are positioned right, opportunity presents itself. Opportunities can drop in your lap if you have your lap where opportunities drop.


Opportunity can be missed if you are broadcasting when you should be tuning in. When opportunity knocks, some people object to the interruption.

One of the greatest and most comforting truths is that when one door opens but often we look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see one that is open for us.


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See success where others see failure. Expect something good to happen – that expectation will energise your dreams and give them momentum. You’ll gain the advantage by doing things before they need to be done – positioning yourself ahead of time. You’ll enjoy ongoing success when you travel in advance of the crowd.

I believe one of the major benefits of reading great books is that they can teach us how to respond beforehand to many of life’s challenges and opportunities. Great information can lead you to Dig a well before you are thirsty and plant a seed before you are hungry.”

The trouble with the future for most people is that it arrives before they are ready for it. Positioning yourself to receive causes you to be ready. Are you ready?

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You’ll find that life responds to your outlook. We go where our vision is. Life is mostly a matter of expectation.

I hope this short article has been able to awaken your mind to start getting ready for the future. Share your thoughts on this and how best you think it should have been written. Also, you can SHARE on your social media platform for others to have access to this mind-blowing message. Shalom!

Credit: John Mason


Sylvester Othuke

I am a blogger, graphics (logo and brand manager) and website designer. I am also the Managing Editor of Community Watch Magazine as well as the Content Manager of Runways Magazine. My expertise as a journalist has created a niche for me to share my experiences with the world. Let's share ideas that will make the world a healthier place to live.

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