There are somethings in life I just expect myself to do to get the desired result. I don’t really question them now they just need to happen.
Like creating the space for my daily meditation, journalling and writing practise in the early morning.
Yet whilst I am committed to making this happen there are times when I avoid starting the actual writing by prolonging my journalling or reading something inspirational or, worse, I may even start looking at emails or Facebook.
When I find myself in these avoidance strategies I know I have the underlying fear of what if I have nothing to write about?
The blank page becomes a daunting prospect instead of one of anticipation. But it shouldn’t because I have learnt from the experience of writing that:
When I create the space I know that words will come, they always do.
When I put aside any judgement of their quality or value, they flow.
When I allow the words to flow uninterrupted by my Editor (my mind) then they have an authentic quality and value that I couldn’t THINK up.
So why then do I not expect these outcomes every time?
Why do I sometimes procrastinate or distract myself with the need to acquire more information from OUTSIDE of myself?
I am all for reading or doing something inspiring before writing but I know that when I GO WITHIN then whatever I need to know, or what I am feeling, WILL REVEAL ITSELF.
That is WHY I write; to access my own inner wisdom.
Of course I hope that my words can help support you too in some way or at least inspire you to go within and access your own teachings.
But if I allow myself to focus on the reason, My Why, the expectation of the desired outcome is a much easier concept to embrace.
When I first started writing I didn’t have experience on which to base my expectation. I had to rely on TRUST and even BLIND FAITH based on what I know inside of me to be true.
The thing about expectation is that we often base them on previous results.
It’s a bit chicken and egg: can we expect a positive outcome WITHOUT prior experience or WITH experience of a NEGATIVE RESULT on repeat?
Think of all the areas in your life that are working and those that aren’t; business, work, specific relationships, money, hobbies, health and fitness. What do you expect to happen?
You will notice your expectations are different for those that are working to those that aren’t.
But what if we were to view expectation as a CHOICE? What if we were to expect that our expectations always PRODUCE our results?
WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
If you know WHY you want a certain result AND you free yourself of any limiting thoughts, beliefs and emotions (and ultimate behaviours) around obtaining it, you will INCREASE YOUR EXPECTATION that the desired result will be achieved.
Reason + (Beliefs + Thoughts + Emotions) = Great Expectation
Yes there’s work to actually do to ENSURE the Desired Result. But the ACTION you take when you truly EXPECT the desired outcome, will be different; it will be in ALIGNMENT with the end goal.
Great Expectation + Aligned Action = Desired Result
You don’t even need to know how or what the aligned actions are that you need to take in order to get yourself into the state of Great Expectation! That will all happen organically.
So ask yourself what is it you desire to achieve in all areas of your life and WHY?
Think about the following questions:
What’s stopping you? What’s supporting you? Is your WHY compelling enough? What do you need to be/do/have/feel/think/believe to increase your level of expectation?
If you want to create your Desired Results you need to cultivate Great Expectations.
I want to.
I expect you want to too.
P.S. If you would like support in cultivating Great Expectations we will explore this in the forthcoming PerMISSION YOU programme. Message me for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to know about you and your Desired Results. x
P.P.S. If you know your overwhelming emotions are stopping you from going for your dreams then join The Dark Side Revolution – a safe and supportive place for WOMEN only to learn to express their emotions in healthy ways and move forward. I look forward to welcoming you on the other (dark) side. x