As you expect so it is!
We never get more out of ourselves than we expect. If we expect large things, if we hold the large mental attitude toward our work and our life, we will get much greater results than if we depreciate ourselves and only look for little things. The habit of expecting great things of ourselves calls out the best that is in us.
To expect little is to get little. A lot of people stop their success at the very outset by anticipating bad things, expecting that they are going to fail, that their dreams will never be realised and that’s what happens. The difference between what two people get out of life, what they accomplish and what they represent to others, depends upon the difference in what they expect of themselves.
To enter into the battle of life with expectation of defeat is to be defeated before you begin. If you desire to succeed, you must show your confident expectancy of success. You must also live day by day in the very soul of expectancy of splendid things which are coming your way. If you want to succeed in what you are trying to do or to be, you must turn your back upon failure, get out of your mind every thought, every picture, every suggestion of failure and head toward success. No matter how hard you work for the thing you want, if you hold constantly in mind negative, discouraged thoughts; If you expect failure instead of success, evil instead of good, it is what you expect that will come to you.
It is what you hold in your heart, what you believe will manifest itself to you, that comes into your life. Your thought is the creative force that moulds and determines the condition of your life. Someone who expects great things of herself is constantly trying to open a little wider the doors of his narrow life, to extend her limited knowledge, to reach a little higher, to get a little further on than those around her.
No matter what the condition of your birth, it is you who shape your career, fashion your life for happiness or unhappiness, success or failure. I you want to live the larger and successful life, you must think big, you must enlarge your model of yourself and of your possibilities. You must expect to realise the ideal of yourself and the thing you long to do.
It doesn’t matter what we are trying to do, it is the hope of expectancy of success that nerves us to put forth our greatest effort, arms us with the assurance that compels success. Our mental attitude is the greatest difference maker. What we hold persistently in the mind is ultimately objectified in our life whether it relates to our health, success or happiness.
As you expect so it is!