Have you ever stopped and thought about what your expectations are for your life? It’s an exercise worth doing because you’ll most likely find that you’re thinking negatively, expecting little, and feel you’re being abused by people, circumstance, and life in general. The easiest way to find this out is to listen to the words you use. Your words are a HUGE indicator of your mindset. It’s true, everything that goes into your eyes and ears eventually comes out your mouth and hands.
Your expectations create your outlook on life, your outlook creates your attitude, your attitude determines how you see and filter the world around you, which creates your actions, which create your results, which confirm and reinforce your outlook on life. So, your words and actions are both an output of your outlook but they also feed and strengthen your outlook without you even being aware of it.
By listening to the words you use, it’ll give you a real snapshot of where your head’s at. If you find yourself saying, “I can’t”, “I have to”, or “I got to”, then you’re locked in a negative outlook where you’re staring at the problems, struggling with lack, and feeling like a victim. If you really want to grow and have more, the great news is you can change this with a little policing. Everyone has problems and obstacles in their life, that’s a fact. Staring at the problem and telling yourself, “I can’t” limits you. To grow you have to stop telling yourself what you can’t do and start telling yourself what you can do. Can you see how one statement is focused on the problem while the other is focused on a solution? The truth is you don’t have to do anything; this is a free country. You just have to be willing to own the consequence of not doing something. This is important when you’re chasing your goals because you can’t be thinking growth and believing lack.
By monitoring your words, you’ll be able to change anything negative that comes out of your mouth into something positive every time with practice. Before you know it, you’ll be correcting your negative talk without ever thinking about it. By changing your words, you’re changing the input back into your outlook, increasing your expectations, and ultimately changing your results. You’ll start seeing more opportunities, start enjoying life and achieving everything you want. Do this and you’ll see just how AMAZING you really are!
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