Positive Thinkers Achieve Impossible Goals

Don Loyd Color PicDo you realize that the way you think about an event or circumstance before it happens can actually influence the outcome? If you are like most folk, you really haven’t given much thought to this question.

In some ways it’s similar to a patient being told that a pill, especially if it is expensive, will relieve pain. And it does!

But the pill was simply a placebo. The patient expected the pain to ease.

That’s what I call positive expectation.

As it relates to your business and personal life, “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality,” according to Brian Tracy.

Positive expectation is seen in the life of the multiple Olympic gold medal winner in the pole vault from the 1950s, Bob Richards (check him out on Wikipedia). He accomplished some truly amazing feats.

By his own admission, however, he submits that he was not the greatest athlete at the time. His testimony is that he visualized his success millions of times before he actually won anything. He had positive expectation.freedom

Richards admitted: “I won it [in my mind], at least five million times. Men who were stronger, bigger and faster than I was could have done it, but they never picked up a pole, and never made the feeble effort to pick their legs off the ground and get over the bar.”

Richards is right. It’s not about who’s the strongest, smartest, most talented, most gifted, best looking, best dressed or has the most potential. These advantages will get you nowhere if you don’t back them up with belief and action.

Therein lies the difference between those who do, and those who just talk about doing.

The successful visualize success and take the necessary action to get there. Once visualized, they “pick up the pole, and lift their legs off the ground.”

If you would rather view life from a positive expectant view point, here are some things you can do to help create it. On a regular basis:

  1. Recognize when you practice negative expectation.
  2. Change your thinking and turn the negative into a positive.
  3. Practice viewing life events in the positive.

When this becomes your life’s pattern, you will create a habit of expecting positive things.

Positive thinkers see more possibilities and enjoy more success. Here’s to yours.

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© 2014 by Don Loyd

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