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Expectations–Upgrade Them to Upgrade Your Life!

It’s time for you to start thinking about great expectations for your own life.

And while the book Great Expectations is a lovely literary work, we’re not talking about Pip and Estella, here.

We’re talking about Principle Four of the “Four Principles of Luck” as put forth by Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire, England.  More specifically:  Lucky people expect to have good fortune…and very often, that’s exactly what they get!

Sure, you’re flitting about from task to task, crazy busy with your life, so you may find it hard to have great expectations for your life, because you’re so…caught up…in the business of living.  Trouble is, if you lack great expectations, you’re likely to end up lacking in terms of the quality of life that you have, both now and in the future.

We can’t have that, can we?

So how do you go about increasing the quantity and quality of your expectations so that we can hopefully increase the amount of good luck that you enjoy in life?

You should create time, even if it’s simply 10 to 15 minutes a day, where you look at the 30,000-foot view of your life and set goals that will work in tandem with you living out your WHY, or your overall reason for living.

It’s important for you to determine what your life’s purpose is so that you can be more grounded or centered in terms of what you’re doing with your life and where you’d like to be headed.

In addition, you should adopt an appropriate mindset where you can have great expectations for yourself.  What kind of mindset, you ask?  That of a lucky person.  Professor Wiseman found that lucky people tend to be more relaxed and open than “unlucky” people.  This gives lucky people an advantage over everyone else because they’re literally open to everything that’s around them as opposed to just seeing what they’re looking for and nothing more.  In short, lucky people see the forest for the trees.  Nothing escapes their notice, and they happily avail themselves of any new and even unusual opportunity, which can often give them results that others won’t enjoy because they’re close-minded or employing too narrow of a focus.

Having great expectations also helps you be more resilient to bad luck.  Listen, every dog has its day.  Everyone experiences bad luck sometimes.  The difference between a lucky person and an unlucky one often boils down to the lucky person clinging to their great expectations and pressing forward nonetheless, while the unlucky person curls up in the fetal position.

Press on and believe, girlfriend.  Be open to all that life reveals to you; be on the lookout for opportunities that will help you to achieve your S.M.A.A.R.T. goals and live in harmony with your WHY.  Sometimes luck boils down to the acronym Labor Under Correct Knowledge.  Sometimes it boils down to being ready, willing and able to jump through the next window of opportunity and take a chance that things won’t come up snake eyes when you gamble…and knowing that even if it does, you’ll keep moving forward, undeterred, like Pip did in terms of his love for Estella.  Having the right mindset helps you more than you could ever imagine.

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For more help on getting a positive mindset, try the book The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale, available on Amazon.

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