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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Expect—The Success Word by Janet Callaway, The Natural Networker

If you were to interview achievers in business, sports, the arts or any other endeavor, and ask them to pick a single word which best describes the reason for their success, no doubt you would hear the word Expect repeatedly. When each of them thought about whether or not they would be able to achieve their goal, they knew they could and would achieve it. If you Expect Success and act accordingly, you will achieve that success.

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and Expect to Win.” Zig Ziglar

The self-fulfilling prophecy of success comes to those who Expect it. After all we tend to do those things that are in accordance with our own expectations. As Ralph Charell said: “Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.”

While the word Expect applies to how we think of ourselves, it also applies to how we think of others. If we Expect the best in and of others, that is likely what we will find, what we will bring out in them. How many times have we heard the story of a child whose life was forever changed because a teacher or a coach Expected something of them so they pushed forward? How many times have we heard of a person who became successful in business because someone believed in them and Expected them to accomplish great things and so they did? What that teacher, that coach, that mentor did is awaken the person's own Expectations.

Treat a man as he is, he will remain so. Treat a man the way he can be and ought to be, and he will become as he can be and should be.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As a Natural Networker it has been my pleasure to connect people with other people, projects and ideas that caused them to Expect more of themselves. Expect Success and it will be yours.

When you Expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen.” John Pierpont Morgan

Good or not-so-good, are you aware when you get what you Expect?


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