January 07, 2009

Expectation or Intention

Expectation is defined in the World English Dictionary as a confident belief or strong hope that a particular event will happen, a mental image of something expected, or a standard of conduct or performance expected by or of somebody. Unfortunately some expectations may be bent towards the negative and cause anxiety. One of the best ways to turn worrisome expectations into something to be excited about is to change them into intentions, which involves your state of mind. Intention keeps you proactive in your life so that you’re not just wishing or waiting, you are purposing outcomes and taking charge of situations. No matter what circumstances arise, your intentions can have a part to play in determining the effect those circumstances have on you. If you can’t expect the best, intend the best.

by Nyla Lengacher

2 comments:

Carolyn C. Martin said...

And when determination and intention pair up and turn into actions, negative expectations are left in the dust.

Nyla said...

Right on Carolyn, you hit the nail on the head.