If You Think You Can, You Can!
To sum it all up, if you expect good things to happen with all your heart, in most cases they will. The key word here is heart. The heart holds the power of attraction. This is also true of less desirable outcomes. What you feel, you attract. So, are you feeling optimistic or pessimistic about your dreams, goals, and future?
Expectations+ Emotions Have Creative Power
Whatever you are feeling, you are creating. Our feelings move us beyond lip service. So we’ve got to think about and feel about only those things we want to attract into our lives. When you truly love someone or something, you can’t help but think about, talk about, and feel exhilarated by that person or thing. This energy moves you to action. It is the same principle when pursuing our dreams. It’s not enough to just want success. We must also think, speak, act, and feel our way to our goal. That is when we begin to realize the power of expectations. When our expectations and emotions are congruent we excel. You can’t expect something wonderful and hate or resent it at the same time. You can’t fear something awful and want or love it.
Pygmalion and Galatea Effects
I just read an article about the power of expectations at work,’The Pygmalion and Galatea Effects. In this About.com article, Susan Heathfield writes, “Your expectations of people and their expectations of themselves are the key factors in how well people perform at work. Known as the Pygmalion effect and the Galatea effect, respectively, the power of expectations cannot be overestimated.” I submit, that your expectation is the key factors in achieving any goal you pursue whether professional or personal. In another article on the Galatea effect, the author writes, “One of life’s greatest gifts you can give someone is to believe in them. Think about someone who believes in you? Don’t you work harder to live up to those expectations? Sure you do. It’s human nature.” Another fact of human nature is that you get back magnified what you send out. So, give someone a priceless gift by letting them know how much you believe in them. Continue to 5c: Expectations and Emotional Congruence.