Expect to be pleasantly surprised! Too often, people seem to think that life will inevitably bring them a negative result. This just isn't true. If we are only open to negativity, then we will only see the negative side of things.
Be open to the miraculous! Be open to "Yes"! When we keep our hearts and minds focused on positive things, we will find ourselves being pleasantly surprised over and over again.
Recently, my friend and I had a meeting with a local restaurant owner. The original plan was simply to discuss a one time comedy event that he wanted to hire us for.
I wanted more but was happy and grateful to be discussing a one time event.
Very quickly the conversation turned from us planning his one time event to us planning our own ongoing show! What a welcome surprise!
I had thought that this conversation would come at a later date; perhaps even a much later date but I went in to the meeting overflowing with gratitude for what I knew we had already while planning for more.
I find that as I go from day to day, I am often surprised by seeing more of my dream coming true!
Move forward confidently and with joy. No matter what today holds, expect good things! Look for them and walk towards them.
We limit ourselves by our unbelief. Why do that? More often than not, it is due to our fear of success. We are so accustomed to things not working out that it feels more comfortable than facing success. This mindset will always hold us back.
Take a chance and expect success! When I started in comedy in 2005, my youngest son was only 6. I was getting great feedback every time I performed. You would think this would be a great thing! Well, it was, but instead of getting more and more excited, I became more and more fearful. Of what? I was fearful of how I could handle success. My son was too young for me to leave him night after night to go out and perform.
Instead of moving forward as doors were waiting to open for me, I shrunk back, eventually stopping completely.
That dream never left my heart and mind but I could not figure out how to manage a successful outcome.
Now, 8 years later, I have dusted off that dream, thanks to the inspiration of some wonderfully dear friends, and have found the doors still ready to open and the happy surprises still waiting to jump out at me!
And it's not just about comedy. It's about everything in my life right now. I have finally allowed myself to be open to success instead of being afraid of it.
As I move forward, one step at a time, I find more joy, more happy surprises and more success coming my way.
I am truly deeply grateful.
Success is not something that we can measure for each other. It's something that only you can define for yourself as it looks different for each of us.
Be joyful. Be grateful. Be surprised!