"Expectation indicates the juncture between where you are and where you want to be. Where you want to be is your desire, and where you are is your Set-point or habit of thought. And, somewhere in there, is what we would call expectation. Expectation, whether it is wanted or unwanted, is a powerful point of attraction. Your expectation is always what you believe. But the word expectation does imply more what you are wanting than what you are not wanting. It is a more positive word than it is a negative word. But of course, you could expect negatively—and whatever you expect, you will get!"
Excerpted from the workshop: Orlando, FL on December 20, 2003
I think this is a very important point for us to look at. We often do "expect" the worst. That is an expectation and guess what? It will happen since you expect it. You've set up the vibrations and the "request" (by thinking about it) and the Universe starts to comply. You have to break that momentum if you want to reverse or at least stop that expectation. But, as usual, it's all about recognizing that you're expecting the worst. It's just as Abraham says - we are at a Set point or habit of thought - that is our beliefs. If we believe we never win anything, we won't. If we believe that we never get the raise, we won't. If we believe we'll get a cold, we will. The belief has been created because we've thought about something for a very long time so it's become ingrained in our minds. We don't even stop to question it any more. One event or situation starts it and then it just keeps going on. For some reason we remember the "less than desirable" things (the "bad" things) more than we remember the good. And so whenever more bad things happen, we end up believing that is what ALWAYS happens - a belief develops.
This is why a success journal is so important. And it should be done daily (along with your gratitude journal) because if you wait even a day, you will be less likely to remember the great things that might have happened the day before. Because little good things lead up to great things! And no matter how "little", it still is a success. It's important to use this journal as a written memory that you can turn to when things might not be going as well as you'd like. It is also fun to peruse every once in a while to add to your gratitude list.
What are you expecting? Are they good expectations or expectations of things you don't want.