My EXPECTATIONS are high….
My ASPIRATIONS are high….
These two words are to me, one in the same. Some do not share this opinion; they see them as having two completely different meanings and to NEVER confuse the two. I was recently privy to something I had never heard before; some people say that “expectations are only future disappointments!” Yikes! I can’t even convey what that does to me—I get so riled and yet saddened that there may be people walking around who might actually think and BELIEVE that!
I couldn’t EXPECT something, without ASPIRING to it; and what I ASPIRE, I honestly EXPECT to be. (two peas in a pod!). I guess simply said, my expectations are my aspirations. It’s just how I get to success. I aspire for what I want (or need), I work for it, sometimes I must sacrifice for it; so I expect success-it’s a given.
Could I really have been doing this wrong all of this time? Am I supposed to second guess what I can accomplish? Second guess what I can be? No..simply NO! I am too old to think I shouldn’t expect success with everything I aspire to. Now though I believe success is waiting, there is no GUARANTEE of it happening; with the first attempt. Sometimes success will come after more than one attempt; this does not minimize what I expect. This could possibly be the sacrifice previously mentioned, or the necessity to follow a different path to my success. An opportunity to show my DETERMINATION in my unconditional belief that success IS imminent!
“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.”
Norman Vincent Peale US clergyman (1898-1993)