Expectation is a powerful means for positivity.
If consciousness creates reality, than it goes to follow that expectation will create positivity or negativity, depending on what outcome you think will occur.
A lot of people find the idea of “the power of positive thinking” to be hokey. Pie-in-the-sky absurdity. And if all you do is think positive, but you don’t feel it or act upon it, you cannot generate positivity.
That being said, what you expect will often determine whether you get a positive or a negative outcome. Expectation is a form of consciousness that can and will create reality.
When you set out expecting bad things, such as a hellish Monday, in general you will find exactly what it is you were expecting. If, on the other hand, you set out expecting things to be good, expecting Monday instead to be full of promise and possibility – there is a far better chance you will find what you are expecting.
You cannot think about this alone, you have to feel it, and you have to act on it. Thought alone lacks the power to manifest. You have to feel it and you have to act as if it is. Certainly this can be complicated and it can be fraught with difficulty – but it can also allow you to find more positivity along the way.
The most important aspect of this is where you place your expectations. If you place your expectations on external forces, you have a greater chance of disappointment. Why? Because you have little to no control over outside influences. You cannot live anyone’s life but your own. You cannot make people do your bidding, you cannot expect anyone else to make your happiness. That simply is the way things are.
If you expect yourself to fail, if you expect problems, if you expect to be putting out fires all the time, in all probability that is exactly what you’ll get. If, instead, you expect yourself to succeed, you expect solutions, and you expect a day of productivity, you are on the right path to get that.
Expectation is a feeling. So if you are expecting good things, you can think good things more easily. Then you have two of the three necessary aspects to build positivity, now you only need to act upon this.
Expectation is a powerful force. We often don’t realize that it can be used by each and every one of us to find more good things in the world, more positivity and thus more happiness. We have to learn to expect more from ourselves instead of less, and to find successes in the smaller steps along the paths of life.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we can use the power of expectation to build positivity and find more happiness, we can empower ourselves to expect more good than bad. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the fifty-eighth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.