Controlling Expectations

The Controlling Expectations IQ Matrix explores the power of your expectations and how they influence your life. It’s very easy to discount the effect that our expectations have on our lives. The reason for this is that we don’t often consciously think about what kinds of expectations we have in mind in specific situations, and this can certainly hurt us. The wrong kinds of expectations can lead you astray because they influence every choice, decisions and action you take. In fact, your expectations influence your life in innumerable ways. Therefore you can either take conscious control of your expectations, or you can allow them to run your life on autopilot.

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Here is a quick break down of each branch of the Controlling Expectations IQ Matrix:

  • Understanding Expectations:  What are expectations really? How do our expectations affect our lives? What kinds of expectations do high achievers have? All of these questions and everything else you might want to know about the power of your expectations is revealed within this branch of the map.
  • Handling Failed Expectations:  You might have had certain expectations about something that unfortunately didn’t come about. This branch explores how to handle these failed expectations in the most effective way to help encourage you to move forward through your life’s biggest disappointments.
  • Handling Unrealistic Expectations:  At times you might have unrealistic expectations about something. This too can also lead to disappointment. This branch explores how to identify and handle unrealistic expectations most effectively. Here you are presented with numerous questions that will help you to create more helpful expectations that will improve your ability to make more effective decisions.
  • Handling Negative Expectations:  At other times you might feel somewhat overwhelmed with your circumstances. It’s times like these where it’s easy to indulge in a plethora of negative expectations. This pessimism isn’t healthy because it often leads to stagnation and further problems. However, by going through this branch you will gain the necessary awareness you need to overcome your negative expectations.
  • Letting Go of Expectations:  If holding onto expectations about something isn’t working for you, then at times it might be worth letting go of all expectations and just living life in the moment. This final branch explores how to release all your expectations and the positive impact that this could have on your life.

Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively begin taking conscious control of your attitude, perspectives, behaviors, choices, decisions and actions. And with conscious control comes power to shape your life with purpose and take charge of your personal destiny.

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