Expecting the Unexpected

Negative thoughts correlate to negative outcomes.

For example, fearing we’ll fail at something makes us hesitate and hold back from our best. Which usually leads us to fail and get stuck in a loop of fear and failure.

We lock ourselves inside of a (hamster) maze of our making, unable to find the way out. But not just with fear, but with all negative emotions.

We stress about stress. Worry about worry.

Even expecting great things to happen can lead to ‘sudden’ disappointment, when they don’t happen. Or we are disappointed when it doesn’t happen exactly the way we planned.

Going after great things is an amazing goal to have. The problem is latching on to anything other than the pursuit—the journey—at the same time. The journey is the reward, whether that’s through good times or bad.

The moment we expect something to happen, we lose sight of the present and dwell on the prize at the end of the rainbow.

Let It Go

To make any great thing happen, we have to let go of our expectations, let go of the prize, and focus on the next action we need to do that’s in front of us.

Our dreams are inevitable only when you focus less on the goal and more on the very next step you need to do to get closer to the goal.

It’s not that we are giving up hope.

Each step is an impactful action. That’s how we get out of the maze.

A good balance is planning for the worst, but hoping for the best. But either way, we’re prepared.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1644

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