EP140 The Power of Positive Expectancy
It’s simply amazing how quickly and dramatically your mindset can change when you have positive expectations.
KC: Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. Today, we’re talking about the power of positive expectancy. I have to credit my good friend Greg Amundson for sharing this principle with me and reminding me of this principle. You can actually go and check out his podcast episode. I don’t know which one it was.
But I interviewed him about this principle, the power of positive expectancy. I want to start with two stories that – and really I think these two stories are going to be the full explanation, full – you get the full gist of it.
But I do not like going to the dentist. I really don’t like going to the dentist. It’s interesting. When I’m sitting here saying this right now, I went to the dentist yesterday, and maybe it’s because I just went yesterday and I don’t have to go for another six months. But I’m not having that like cringing feeling when I talk about it, which I usually do.
So anyway, yesterday, I had a dentist appointment at 11:30 in the morning and I did my normal day. I woke up and I did my – you know, spent the half hour at my altar, got centered, recorded my podcast yesterday, dropped my kids off at school, go and work out with a few of my buddies, come back here, did a little bit of work.
Then I got like an hour before the dentist appointment. Those feelings start coming up, like those anxious feelings and, you know, the crazy thoughts running through your mind. You know what I mean? If you have something you really don’t enjoy doing.
I’m just sitting there and I’m watching them and I – for me, whenever I’m in something, like I’m in an uncomfortable situation like that, I always get centered in my heart, centered with my connection with God. So that’s what’s I did. Then I was remembering what my friend Greg Amundson had taught, like the power of positive expectancy.
I just really switched to that. It wasn’t a – it was just something in my heart and I just – I don’t even know how to describe, how to do it. I think it’s just something that you do. It’s just a choice that you make and I was like this is going to be pleasant. I didn’t really get there. I was like this isn’t going to be that bad. Like, I make it way worse than it really is in my head.
It’s not going to be that bad and I felt myself start to settle when I said that and I sat with that and went to the dentist. We started chatting. I had a new hygienist. I hadn’t met her before and just that I had a great experience at the dentist. I say great with a little bit of hesitation. Great as far as dentist experience goes, but I expected that it was going to be all right and it was.
It was probably the best experience I’ve ever had at the dentist and all I did was shift my expectancy. This morning, I was – it was funny. Creating content and coming up with content for a show or writing – like anytime – if you’ve ever created content, there’s sometimes the content just flows and flows and flows. Like right now, I’m recording two episodes every morning because we’re in a process of getting really ahead with these and sometimes I can rip out – I could sit there and do 10 episodes. Like, bam, bam, bam!
Then sometimes I sit there and I just – I can’t come up with content. So this morning was one of those mornings. I was – did my prayer at the altar and my mind is kind of going all over the place. I wasn’t that centered. I came upstairs. One of the other things that I do sometimes when I can’t really come up with topics is I will flip through some inspiring books that I like.
So I was flipping through Think and Grow Rich this morning and nothing. Usually I can flip through that and it will be like idea after idea and nothing this morning. So then I – I just sat and went back to that connection. You know, the – whether you call it a higher power or whatever you call it. I sat and I stopped trying to force things. I just shifted into a positive expectancy and I was like the right topic is going to come.
Literally, seconds after I shifted into it, it was like positive expectancy is your topic and how to do it and the story about the dentist yesterday and then this story that I’m sharing right now just came to me. So the power of shifting your mindset into positive expectancy, with everything that we do in life is just – it’s life-changing. So there you go. I’m going to leave you with those two stories. I’m not going to dive further into that principle. I’m just going to repeat the name, the principle of the power of positive expectancy.
All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. Peace!
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