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Chance favors the prepared mind.
-- Louis Pasteur
 

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Choosing your expectations

If you’re convinced that the world is against you, then you’ll find plenty of evidence to support your assumption. If, on the other hand, you’re certain that you’ll encounter support and assistance, you will.

When you look for excuses and reasons to complain, you’ll surely find them in abundance. When you look for possibilities, and goodness, love and kindness, you’ll find no shortage of those things.

What you see in life is made up largely of what you’ve already decided to look for. What you experience each day is driven by what you expect the day to bring.

You can choose the quality of the life you live by choosing your expectations. You can select the life you experience by choosing the way you experience it.

Make life helpful and supportive by living in a helpful and supportive way. Make life good by appreciating and adding to the goodness.

What you expect at the deepest, most sincere and unquestioned level, is what you get. So expect the very best of life, and live to make it so.

— Ralph Marston

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