What Do You Expect for 2007?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with

A. Misery and problems?

B. Ups and downs?

C. The same as 2006?

D. Moderate success?

E. Wild success?

If you selected A, B, C, D or E, that is what you will get!

Real and Unreal Expectations

Most people WISH for a successful future, but they EXPECT problems and failure. They get what they expect and not what they wish.

For example, if you have no money, you might think it is stupid or unrealistic to imagine great wealth. Of course, if you don't expect it, you won't get it.

Losers agree it is stupid to imagine wild success. Maybe that is why they are losers. For example:

"I knew this restaurant would fail." "In the back of my mind, I expected this marriage would end in divorce." "I really didn't think I could become a doctor."

However, everyone who achieves a wonderful marriage or great wealth or any type of success will tell you the same thing: "I knew that sooner or later, I would get what I expected."

Make Up Your Mind

"Just imagine to yourself being able to conquer the whole cockeyed universe, doing anything you want to do, being utterly, completely unrestricted and free in all directions to do whatever you pleased--bad, good or indifferent--and being strong, powerful and unassailable." 

You can be healthy, powerful, rich, attractive, successful, smart, popular, honest, happy, in love, influential and more.

You can also be poor, unproductive, miserable, sickly, stupid, unfaithful, dishonest, worthless, depressed and so on.

What do you expect?

Making a decision is the first step.

"If at this moment you simply made up your mind that you were handsome, beautiful, strong, dangerous, powerful, that you knew everything there was to know, that you were totally capable in any job that you undertook or any sport you undertook, and if you really believed that--and you CAN believe it--some of your faces would change physically before my eyes."

Give it a try!

1. Look at yourself in a mirror. Now close your eyes.

2. Make up your mind that you are more handsome or beautiful than ever before. Make the decision.

3. Look in the mirror again.


You do not need to be almost wealthy to visualize great wealth. You just visualize great wealth!

You do not need to be in love to imagine a wonderful marriage. You can have a horrible, hateful marriage and still expect a loving marriage . . . even with the same person!

You do not need proof that you will be successful to expect it.

1. Visualize yourself succeeding. For great wealth, visualize yourself in possession of great wealth. Think of some of the things you would do with that money and then mentally start doing them.

2. You will run into opposition in your own mind. Your past decisions or past expectations will pop up to ruin your vision. If you hold on to your expectation of success, these mental oppositions will vanish.

Winners constantly think, "I can," "I will" and "I am."

Losers think, "I can't," "I won't" and "I'm not."

You, and only you, can control your imagination.

3. The physical universe will also throw opposition at you. For example, you expect good health and then you get sick. You expect to be a great painter and then no one will buy your paintings.

If this opposition comes at you, so what? Do not change your mind. The problem is temporary. You will still get what you expect.

HOW you accomplish your expectations may vary, but if you hold on to your visions, they eventually happen.

Many people say, "Seeing is believing." They might say, "I'll believe I'll get rich as soon as I see the checks arriving in the mail." They have no vision.

If instead you have a vision for your future, you will say, "What I see (in my mind) is what I get."

Simply persist. Hold on to your vision of success, despite all reasons you should not, and your dreams will become reality.

The first step is to make up your mind. What do you expect for 2007?

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Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
As usual, very inspiring.
Jan 13, 2007 12:45 PM
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

"Simply persist."


Ray Kroc:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
     Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent.
     Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
     Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
     Persistence, determination alone are omnipotent.

Jan 13, 2007 01:57 PM
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

welcome back...have you been gone?

2007 will see some more of the same, we will learn to hone our skills more, time management, focus and people.  I think we will have a much better year if we all learn and apply some of the skilss we have learned here on AR.


Jan 13, 2007 03:26 PM
Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
RS Mortgage Consulting - Indianapolis, IN

I am new to Active Rain, have read several blogs, yours definitely hit the spot of my concerns for 2007.  I agree with you, you make life whatever you wish it to be regardless of what our market does, what other people say or think, or tell us.  Keep focused for 2007 is my thoughts, and I will also keep your blog close by to review and keep myself looking in the mirror.  I also went to your website, read your story of just who you are.  Certainly made me understand where you were coming from today a little more special.  You must was practice what you preach is what I am seeing thus far, excellent advice, Thank you.  Bob Sloop

Jan 13, 2007 11:56 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Persistance is a great teaching builds hope...and hope does NOT dissapoint.....


Jan 14, 2007 09:38 AM