Expecting the best

A positive mindset can be a potent force in achieving our goals and creating a fulfilling life. When we expect the best to happen and firmly believe in our dreams, we set the stage for success. However, maintaining this mindset can be challenging, especially when faced with setbacks or delays.


This article explores the importance of training our minds to stay in a state of positive expectation, cultivating a feeling that our desires have already manifested. By immersing ourselves in this mentality and not giving up, we can harness the power of the mind to manifest our dreams.

The power of positive expectation

A positive mindset sets the tone for our thoughts, emotions, and actions. When we expect the best to happen, we attract positive energy and opportunities into our lives. It creates a self-fulfilling prophecy, as our beliefs influence our behaviours and the way we interact with the world. By expecting the best, we become more resilient in the face of challenges, finding the motivation to persevere and overcome obstacles. So, how can we do this?

Embrace gratitude

Gratitude is a fundamental aspect of maintaining a positive mindset. When we focus on what we are grateful for in our lives, we shift our attention away from lack and limitations. Gratitude cultivates a sense of contentment and abundance, reinforcing our belief that the best is yet to come. Keep a gratitude journal, jotting down the things you are thankful for daily, and let this positivity seep into your expectations for the future.

Navigating setbacks

Even with a positive mindset, setbacks are a natural part of life. The key is to perceive them as temporary roadblocks rather than permanent failures. When faced with challenges, remind yourself of your unwavering belief in the best outcome. Use setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow, trusting that the universe is aligning everything for your ultimate success.

Surround yourself with positivity

The company we keep significantly impacts our mindset. Surround yourself with positive, supportive individuals who share your optimistic outlook. Engage in activities that uplift and inspire you. Avoid dwelling on negative news or pessimistic discussions that may dampen your positive expectations.

Visualisation and affirmations

Visualisation is a powerful technique to reinforce positive expectations. Take some time each day to vividly imagine yourself achieving your goals and living your dreams. Visualisation helps program the subconscious mind to work towards turning your expectations into reality. Coupled with this, affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself daily. These affirmations reinforce your belief in the best outcomes and can counteract any negative self-talk.

The ripple effect of positivity

A positive expectation not only impacts our individual lives but also has a ripple effect on those around us. When we radiate positivity, we become a source of inspiration and encouragement for others. Our optimism can uplift the spirits of those going through challenging times, fostering a supportive and nurturing environment.

Training your mind to stay in a mindset of expecting the best is a lifelong practice that requires dedication and perseverance. By embracing positive expectation, visualising your dreams, practising gratitude, and overcoming setbacks, you can manifest your desires and create a life filled with joy, success, and fulfilment. Remember, what you believe and expect, you will eventually achieve.

As you continue on your journey, share your positive outlook with the world, and inspire others to embrace the power of positive expectation for their own dreams and aspirations. The path ahead may not always be smooth, but with a positive mindset, you'll find the strength and resilience to overcome obstacles and embrace a brighter future.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Life Coach Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Leon Kammer, Leadership Confidence Coach - ICF Accredited
London W1K & SW3

My own experience of life has been what brought me to coaching and I have been fortunate enough to have many of them, from living in six countries to being involved in diverse businesses, always the entrepreneur.
This has afforded me a good understanding of people and the ability to help them to creating better careers and better lives.

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