Hope and Expectations

You may have been advised in the past, “Hope for the best but expect the worst and you won’t be disappointed,” That isn’t very good advice, but it is an accurate statement. You won’t be disappointed, but then you won’t be pleasantly surprised either. In the above statement, which carries more energy, hope or expectation? The expectation.  Hope, by today’s standards, is often like wishful thinking, we put our energy into our expectations.

Ever heard yourself saying, “I expected that to happen,”? Well done, you created a reality, that means that you do have the ability to create the reality that you want. To really hope for something is to imagine the best thing possible and then expect it to happen. You can’t hope for one thing and expect another as it just cancels it all out.

Have you ever noticed how your expectations determine your focus? Most people tend to desire a positive outcome, but expect the worst possible one, and then get proved right. To really focus on something you have to have congruency, that means that you desire what you want AND you expect it too. The next time, (and I expect that there won’t be one for you, so you may have to use someone else as an example) you find yourself with an undesired outcome, take a good look at what you hoped for and what you were really expecting to happen. Do they match up? Now you may be wondering how to change your expectations, and it’s very good to wonder, your expectations are your beliefs in action. What you believe about a situation is what you will expect in that situation, your beliefs are the roots of your expectations. You can discover your beliefs by examining your expectations, and vice versa. Changing your limiting beliefs will alter your  expectations, and change your life. And that’s a VERY good thing.

Go get creating!

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About Imagine Life Coaching

I am a transformation junkie (a master coach) who believes in the unlimited potential of the individual. Imagine living the life of your dreams.

Posted on February 11, 2011, in Life Coaching. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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