My two little boys woke up in the morning to start their day and I greeted them with this statement,
As I said that, my boy’s three and half year old eyes lit up with an incredible look of anticipation on his face as he said:
I proceeded to tell him we were going to the zoo today and told him of some of the things we would see! Oh you could feel the energy of excitement and anticipation in the air as he jumped around saying over and over,
‘Oh, oh we’re going to the zoo!’
My son had anticipation of this not so ordinary day because we created it to be a not so ordinary day.
Do you anticipate each and every day? Do you wake up with ‘The Anticipation Factor?’
‘Write down the vision and make it plain… set goals!’
You hear those crafted words at a conference and in a breakout session of a meeting you get pumped up as you write down your one, five and ten year goals – and then what? Once you’re out the door the paper you wrote your goals on remains in the conference binder only to be found when you have to move to a new house and pack up your things. You pull it off the dusty shelf and suddenly you realize that your goals and success are slipping away. So you throw the binder in the moving box only to be discovered again when you are cleaning and realize once again you are on the slippery slide downward and chalked up as another statistic of a person who is losing their dream.
You determine tomorrow based on what you plan today. You are the one who creates ‘The Anticipation Factor’ for each day.
I once watched a movie, ‘The Power of One’. The main character was taught by his mentor to look for answers to his problems in nature. He had a problem and journeyed out into the African wilderness to find answers. He came to a powerful waterfall and stated, ‘The power of a waterfall starts with one drop.’ He came to the conclusion that one person could make a difference.
You may have dreams that seem enormous and powerful but they can be attained one day at a time. Set your future goals but create the anticipation factor for each day.
Will you wake up tomorrow with the ‘Guess what’ in your mind? If you do your dreams will become a reality.
Now it’s your turn. Comment on how you will create ‘The Anticipation Factor’ for tomorrow and help other readers come up with ideas that will help them on their journey of dream realization.
Picture Taken by Mary Hogle http://amaraimages.com