There is power in
More than any other
characteristic, quality, or trait of human personality, an attitude of positive
expectancy is the companion of success in every achievement, every worthwhile
venture, every upward step in human progress.
William James, the founder
of American psychology, said: "The one thing that will guarantee the
successful conclusion of a doubtful undertaking is faith in the beginning that
you can do it."
Gaining the Slight Edge!
The slight edge is enough to enable one person
to exceed the achievements of others to an almost unbelievable degree. Yet the
difference in skill, ability, and intelligence between winners and losers is
almost always very small and insignificant. When two people are approximately
equal in all other qualities, an attitude of positive expectancy makes the
winning difference in their performance.
The difference between a
.250 and .350 batting average is only one hit every ten times at bat! Yet that
difference brings huge rewards!
A one-stroke advantage in a golf tournament
can bring about enormous dividends!
Believe in yourself!
When you believe in
yourself, others will believe in you.
They will put their trust in
They will cooperate with
And they will receive the
same benefits of this positive expectancy from their own experience.
Believing in yourself and in
your work enables you to multiply your efforts and magnify your results.
Develop an Attitude of
An attitude of positive expectancy provides
the slight edge not only in athletics but also in every area of your life.
Transforms you into a self-starter. Pushes you
to develop your potential. Inspires you to use your imagination and creativity.
Impels you to take purposeful action. Produces determination. Forces you to
improve and to change. Enables you to gain the slight edge!
With positive expectancy, you can surpass your
prior levels of success and often achieve a great deal more than others who
lack that essential quality. There is magic in positive expectancy!!!
To gain the slight edge and to become even
more like your Creator intended you to be, begin now to adopt these beliefs and
make them operative in your life:
1. A no-limitations belief in yourself. - You
are unique. Your dreams come from the essence of who you really are.
2. A no-limitations belief in the potential of
other people. Helping other people recognize their potential and use it meaningfully provides
a rich, fulfilling sense of accomplishment.
Always encourage others and be willing to
give them an opportunity to prove what they can be and what they can do. Helping
others find their slight edge sharpens your own.
3. A no-limitations belief in potentials and
possibilities. The greatest dreams are yet to be dreamed. The most constructive concepts
are yet to be formulated. The most successful
plans are yet to be drawn!
1. It gives you the power of concentration. By
focusing all of your thoughts, plans, and actions on the object of your belief, you
1) define your priorities, 2) block out your obstacles, 3) maintain your
enthusiasm, and 4) take responsibility for actions
necessary to reach your goal.
2. It activates the law of attraction: like
attracts like, 1) You attract positive influences and positive situations, and 2) you are
drawn to positive results.
3. It works through visualization: You can
only be what you visualize yourself being. You can do only what you visualize yourself doing.
You can have only what you visualize yourself having.
Develop an attitude of
positive expectancy. Mental images act as stimuli to both the conscious and
When you meet any kind of obstacle or
roadblock, try again immediately. Setbacks are supposed to be temporary they
become permanent failure only if you stop trying.
Refuse to let what anyone says, thinks, or
does discourage you! Put into action the power of positive expectancy and
proceed and persevere!
The slight edge, bolstered by the power of
positive expectancy, empowers you to build a storehouse of accomplished goals.
Take time to record your
accomplishments in writing. A written record serves as a source of
satisfaction, providing a warm glow of achievement that can sustain you through
tough times and serve as a wellspring of encouragement to yourself and to
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