Positive Expectancy

Posted by Andrew Smith Posted Date:08/13/2019 2:28 PM

Recently I was reminded of the power of positive expectancy – an attitude of positive mindset and outcome that is the companion of success in every achievement.

The greatest example of positive expectancy for me came in 2004 when Jennifer Marley (my wife at that time) was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.  The diagnosis came out of the blue on a quiet Tuesday afternoon returning from a bike trip on which Jennifer had acute back pain and we had gone to emerg to check it out.

To me the diagnosis was devastating – the world seemed to stand still and I could hear the blood rushing through my brain although no thoughts would come.

Jennifer looked at me and stated:

“Ok – let’s make a plan to get better!” 

Her first thought was positive, her focus was on a plan to get better and she fully believed that she would accomplish that goal.

A combination of excellent care, chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, but most of all a positive expectant aura, resulted in Jennifer benefiting from a full recovery She has been cancer free now for over 15 years!

Positive expectancy is more than an intellectual acceptance of a fact:  positive expectancy – or faith – involves your whole being.  Positive expectancy enables you to actually see, hear, feel, smell and taste the reality of your expectation.

What do you want to accomplish and what is your expectation?

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