March 4, 2017
Anticipate the Good
Hope, a positive expectation of something good coming, is all about training yourself to anticipate the good rather than worrying about the bad. Being hopeful means overcoming the negative beliefs, thoughts and reactions that have become so automatic to us. How can we do this? It’s a matter of awareness. When challenging situations arise we tend to go straight to blaming, getting angry, worrying, and assuming the worst. When this happens, this is the moment when awareness needs to kick in. Become aware of these negative thoughts and emotions. Grab them, and be very intentional about replacing them with positive thoughts and emotions that allow you to anticipate the good, and keep the bad out of your head completely.