Sunday, July 29, 2007

Good Expectations

Have good expectations about your health. What do I mean by that? Some people think that expectations, like getting three dozen long-stem roses on Valentine's Day, lead to upsets. And they very well can. I think that most sayings have a flip side, as the work of Laozi (or Lao Tse or Lao Tze) shows us. On the other had, if you have bad expectations about your health, vitality and weight, they are likely to become true, as we create our own reality to a large extent. If you think you messed up on a diet in the past and therefore will in the future, or ran slowly in a race and therefore were not cut out for that, chances are you will not enter or quit the next diet or race, or set your mindset or diet and exercise structure to fail.

Dr. Richard Wiseman and others did scientific studies to show that people to a large extent create their own luck. His book is The Luck Factor: The Four Essential Principles. He was featured on ABC's 20/20 recently. Often people have good expectations in certain areas, but not in orders. This is shaped often by what people told them about themselves or by
how these areas worked in the past.

Have the expectations to be healthy and happy, and to have what you want!

Disclaimer: Information on this blog is posted for information purposes, not as a substitute for professional medical advice.

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