Swans do not swim in the sea or do they? I took this picture off the Norfolk Coast last year and yes there are swans swimming in the sea. My beliefs and expectations of what swans do and don’t do were unfounded. Expectation is a powerful force in our belief systems and in attracting what you want or don’t want. If your expectations are low then there is a tendency to settle for what is rather than what could be. If your expectations are high there is a tendency not to settle but to strive harder to achieving what you ‘expect’ to get.
James Ray explains this quite well:
‘Most people look at their current state of affairs and say ‘this is who I am.’ That is not who you are. That’s who you were were. Let’s say for instance that you don’t have enough money in your bank account, or you don’t have the relationship you want, or your health and fitness are not up to par. That’s not who you are, that’s the residual outcome of your past thoughts and actions. So we’re constantly living in this residual, if you will, of the thoughts and actions we’ve taken in the past. When you look at your current state of affairs and define yourself by that, then you doom yourself to have nothing more than the same in your future.
‘All that we are is a result of what we have thought’
It makes sense therefore to intentionally create new pictures of your future and raise your expectations for having and receiving more of the life you want to have. Focus on what you have rather than what you don’t have and build you expectations to get even more of the good things you desire. This will change your thoughts and feelings and raise your expectations for creating what you want.