Beliefs and Results
“Expect good results, and you’ll get them. Believe in yourself, and you can achieve anything….”
Do these statements sound familiar? A common mantra of the self-help industry is that all it takes to accomplish something is believing you can.
But do expectations, in and of themselves, actually produce results? Does the mere fact you strongly desire to accomplish something ensure that you actually will? Think of a time in your life when you were excited to attend some enjoyable event, only to have everything go wrong there. It never even occurred to you that it would be anything but a great time, but for whatever reason it wasn’t. However, you eventually excepted it and moved on.