It’s day 24 and I want you to think about the last time you felt like a kid, the night before Christmas. Picture it, all the culinary fragrances coming from the kitchen. All gifts wrapped and nesting under a glistening tree. Those little insides flushed with intense excitement as they anticipate what’s in the biggest shiny green box that has their name on it.
Are you getting the scene yet?
Think about the level of expectancy that fills that child’s heart as he/she anticipates unwrapping that gift before the crack of dawn the next morning.
I’m sure you’re reliving this by now! Well the question I have for you today is…
When last did you experience that level of expectancy about anything? About a new body, eating programme, relationship, project, job, career, business idea, hobby and the list goes on?
You see, I’ve come to realise that if we don’t have a high level of expectancy about achieving what we’ve set out to and hoping in the fact that the outcomes will be great, we’re beating against the wind and the wind is winning.
So what is expectancy? “The state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something good, will happen.”
Expectancy is a key ingredient that undergirds vision. It helps us to sustain a sense of passion and energy to see the vision through to the end.
Expectancy fosters gratefulness in our hearts and makes us thankful even in the midst of roadblocks and challenges. Because we believe that the end result will be worth its weight in gold.
Expectancy inspires others around us to be motivated to succeed also. You’ll be surprised how many people you’re inspiring by your passion and commitment to make the life changes you’ve committed to.
Expectancy is like the fuel in a furnace. When the flames start to die down, it’s that expectant heart that keeps that fire fierce and burning.
If you’ve been slogging away at trying to fulfil your goals and have run out of steam. I can bet your bottom dollar that somewhere down the line you’ve lost your hope and excitement in the success of it. It’s time for you to start getting excited about your vision again.
Go back to the beginning and try and remember why you were so excited to get started with a new way of life, thinking or dream in the first place. What was it that fired you up? What was it that kept you up every night thinking about nothing else? What negative experience did you have that put the flames out? Trace your steps and get that fire burning again.
Who knows if you start to relive your dream again and get excited about it, the dictionary definition will come to pass… “Something, especially, something good will happen!”
See you tomorrow.