Have great expectations for this New Year …………..
Perhaps, you may think I have gone crazy by encouraging you to have great expectations for this New Year. On the other hand, some may say, “The more expectations I have for the New Year, the more I will be disappointed at the end.” Indeed, there may be some truth in that. I agree. But please allow me to share my point here with you.
If I may ask, “When someone tells you to be careful when you cross the road, how would you respond?” I reckon most likely, you will heed that advice and exercise greater caution and on the lookout just in case any mishap might happen. However, don’t you think the way you behave on the road may also cause you to get knocked? Guess that may be the same response when you are told to be careful when you are out from a bank or when on the streets you are likely to meet with a snatch thief.
The thing is when we start expecting something, our mind is preparing us for it to happen. Some time back, I posted a story about two farmers. During a rainy season one farmer shouted in joy, “How wonderful it is for watering my plants.”
While the other farmer was disappointed and said; “If it keeps raining like this, the roots of my plants will rot?”
Then, when the sun came out in full force a few days later, the first farmer exclaimed in joy; “Look, how wonderful it is, my plants are getting all the vitamins and minerals they need. I am going to have a great harvest very soon.”
However, the second farmer replied angrily, “If it’s going to stay that way, it will scorch my plants and I will have nothing to harvest.”
You see, here we have two farmers each having a different expectation on the rainy season. Mentally they prepared themselves differently and took actions based on their expectations. Similarly, when it comes to you expecting to have a great year in 2012, your mind is also preparing you for a great year.
You will have to leverage on it by planning, mapping out strategies and taking all the necessary actions it takes to have a great year. In the process, you become confident, enthusiastic and committed to work hard to have a great year. Have great expectations for this New Year and I am confident you will be blessed with one.
Meanwhile, wishing you every success in all your endeavors. Have a …………
Happy New Year
and God Bless. !!!