Looking With Great Expectations For Maximum Results


This week’s nugget is all about the greater good in positioning yourself to receive when the opportunity offers you something you’ve been hoping (dying) to have. That is, being prepared with great expectations to grab the long-awaited parcel(s).

To be forthright, a lot of people really deserve the best in life but the questions to be asked 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 you position yourself to receive makes all the difference. You can never see the sunrise by looking to the west. The choice is up to you as an individual (looking with great expectation).

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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.

The point here is that you need to position yourself to receive, not resist. How you see things on the outside of you depends on how things are on the inside of you. This is the principle of a clear mindset.

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. Herb Cohen once said: “You and I do not see things as they are. We see things as we are“.

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.

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Opportunity can be missed if you are broadcasting when you should be tuning in. When opportunity knocks, some people object to the interruption. How often have you encountered this situation?

One of the greatest and most comforting truths is that when one door opens another closes 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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The best you can do is to always see success where others see failure. Expect something good to happen – that great expectations 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.

Great Expectations

It is believed 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, especially entrepreneurs, is that it arrives before they are ready for it. Positioning yourself to receive causes you to be ready. Are you ready?

Moreover, you’ll find that life responds to your outlook. It will propel you to go where your vision is. Life is mostly a matter of expectation.


Does this article awake your mind to start getting ready for the future? Share your thoughts on this and how best you think it should have been written.

Idea Source: John Mason

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