Expectations vs. Hopes and Wishes.

| August 21, 2017

“Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.” ~ Grace Speare

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Last week, we talked about AMBITION: The eager or strong desire to achieve something.

This week, we will talk about Expectations — what you EXPECT to see happen vs. what you HOPE will happen over the course of time.

In The Power of TQ, we measure your performance with another “Golden Ratio:” Your Right to EXPECT over your Power to EXECUTE.

Without going into detail today, this ratio controls your future in a way you cannot begin to imagine.

Today, I would like you to look into your personal “crystal ball,” and think about what you fully EXPECT will happen between now and the end of the year.

Not what you HOPE will happen… not what you WISH will happen.. but what you truly EXPECT to make happen.

Then, ask yourself what gives you the RIGHT to believe that these expectations will, in fact, be realized?

Think about this carefully, as what you give yourself the right to EXPECT controls the outer limits of what’s possible in your life.

My Beautiful Example…

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Back on June 23, 2005, I had open-heart surgery. This was as close to death as I have ever come.

(When they pour 15 pounds of surgical ice into your chest cavity, your Energy TQ is ZERO, as you are, for all intents and purposes, barely alive!

From that point on, it is a climb back—first to the life you love—then on to the success you desire. Pretty much in THAT order!)

My family and I prepared for the worst, fully expecting to not only come through the “event” with flying colors… but to actually become stronger as a result of it… which I did!

While I was still in the hospital, I vowed to get my body back in shape, and as much as I hated to do it, follow the sage wisdom found in TQ Factor 1C from the ENERGY Color: “I exercise for a planned amount of time, on a frequent and regular basis.”

It is THIS single TQ Factor that now gives me the POWER to EXPECT rather –  just WISH!

When I started cardio rehab, my nurse asked me to set a near-term GOAL—one that by getting in better shape, I would be fully capable of achieving.

I immediately thought about hiking up to one of the most beautiful places I have ever been… Diamond Lake in the Arapaho wilderness.

While it is a short 3–mile hike, it is a bit more difficult than you might imagine: Starts at 10,560 feet (2 miles high)… 21 switchbacks… 2,000 feet elevation change… ending above tree line at 12,178 feet.

This is roughly the same as climbing up 2 Empire State Buildings… with about 40% less oxygen than at sea level!

A couple of years ago around this time, with the Quaking Aspen, leaves all golden and rattling in the wind, Jan and I took that hike again and, once again, we ALMOST made it to the top.

This year, I am in better shape, and BELIEVE that, with a bit more organization and preparation—starting out in the early morning—we can make it to one of the most spectacular places in Colorado… if not the world!

So, what gives me the RIGHT to EXPECT that I can, and will, see Diamond Lake in the next year? Actually, I EARNED that right!

Expectation: See Diamond Lake by September 30, 2014

My Power of TQ = 93.50

Put simply, I have taken the ACTIONS necessary to put myself in this picture.

It was NOT easy over the last few years. But the GOAL has remained fixed in my mind, and I can actually SEE myself there. My strength and weight went up and down. Got hurt, back problems, etc. However, the desire has been there, and my legs are in great shape this year.

The Bottom Line…

You CAN achieve your hopes and dreams… if you transform them into crystal-clear Expectations… then Execute such that you meet or exceed them. How?

Read Today’s Quote again—really STUDY it.

It offers profound advice for achieving results beyond your wildest EXPECTATIONS:

“Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.” ~ Grace Speare

This is precisely HOW I will transform this EXPECTATION into a wonderful MEMORY! This is how YOU can achieve your dreams and aspirations too.

This week we will focus on giving you the RIGHT to EXPECT that your goals will be achieved… providing you take the RIGHT ACTIONS. — E.R. Haas, CEO


 

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About the Author ()

E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including ThinkTQ.com, IntentionalExcellence.com, MyBizIQ.com, MyBelieversGuide.com, MarriageWithPurpose.com and hundreds of others. E. R. is a "serial entrepreneur" and has created over 20 different businesses in software, manufacturing, finance, publishing and many other areas. He is married to Jan Haas who shares his interest in model railroading, gardening, and traveling by train. Together, they have 5 grown children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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