The importance of expectation
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~ Michael Jordan
I think a lot of times we don't get what we want because we hope for it without expectation. We don't really believe our work will pay off—we don't expect it to—so when all that negative thinking fills our brains, well, there is no room for positive expectation.
As Michael Jordan stated above, you have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. The problem is, we don't expect things of ourselves. We don't push ourselves to do the things we want to do.
Oh, sure, we do some things to advance the path, but when it gets hard, we make excuses and eventually we just stop doing anything.
Let me give you an example of expectation.
I started giving my cat a certain type of treats a few years ago. She loves those treats. She will wait expectantly for me to wake up every morning so she can get those treats. She will look at me and meow. She will roll over onto her back in full submission because she knows if she does that she will get a treat. She has come to expect those treats as a reward for the behavior that she has been conditioned by me to perform.
If I stopped giving her the treats for a certain amount of time, eventually, she would stop doing those behaviors because she would no longer expect anything.
Without that expectation, we will get nowhere fast.
Maybe the expectation you have is making a lot of money. Then you need to put something out that will make you money. You can't produce junk for very long before people will expect junk from you and you won't get what you are expecting.
We all know that writing a blog doesn't automatically produce money overnight. It is when we lose our expectation that it ever will is when we give up. We lose sight of what we started our (web)site for. When we lose sight of that, we lose our expectation.
I am expecting to make a lot of money from my site, but I am also expecting to help a lot of people. I have learned so much that I have to share on my sites. I am expecting a lot of myself and I do not expect to let myself down.
What are some things you are expecting for your work with your blog? Share below if you care to! :)