LIVE AS IF YOUR DREAMS ARE
You can tell when people have positive expectations. They live
as if their dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen.
Until recently, I never understood what it meant to have positive
expectations. For much of my life, I regarded positive
expectations as a form of internal hype where I psyched myself up into
believing that my dreams were possible. Using
this approach, I got on A for effort, and it did work to a certain
degree. Nevertheless, I have to confess that much of the time,
my positive expectations had a hollow sound as they echoed in the
corridors of my mind.
Eventually, I figured out that positive expectations are much more
than a belief that my dreams are possible. Positive
expectations are a way of life.
Maybe it sounds like I am splitting hairs over the meaning of positive
expectations, but I don't think so. Here's why. Here's
what positive expectations mean to me.
When I have positive expectations, I live as if my dreams are possible
and work each day to make them happen. I am totally engaged in
making my dreams come true.
I spent thousands of hours working on Exit Only as we sailed around
the world because I had positive expectations. I believed that
if I kept her in good condition, we would have a safe and enjoyable
I spent hundreds of
hours getting my Extra Class ham radio license because I had positive
expectations. I believed that if I had my amateur radio license,
I would be able to maintain communications with family and friends
while I sailed offshore.
I purchased a satellite telephone because I had positive expectations.
I believed that in an emergency at sea, I could substantially push the
odds of survival in my favor by having satellite communications ready
I spent hundreds of hours practicing celestial navigation while living
ashore in the Middle East because I had positive expectations. I
believed that if I learned how to navigate in the desert, then
navigation on the ocean would be a breeze.
I spent ten years writing five books on positive thinking and positive
spirituality because I had positive expectations. I believed
that my books would make a difference in people's lives.
I created more than sixty podcasts and put them on my websites because
I had positive expectations. I believed that what I had to say
would help other people live their dreams.
I created a positive web ring with 32 domains because I had positive
expectations. I believed that I could create a series of websites
that would help people push their minds in a positive direction.
I outfitted two Land Rover Defenders for expeditionary travel , and I have them in storage in
Australia and New Zealand because I have positive expectations.
I believe that someday I'm going to drive them in a convoy around the
I have Exit Only hauled out of the water and stored on dry land
because I have positive expectations. I believe that before
long, I will sail once again on the ocean of my dreams.
I am working as a flying doctor because I have positive expectations.
I know that my growing stash of freedom chips will finance my next
This list has grown very long, but I made it long on purpose. I
wanted to show you that when you have positive expectations, you live
as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen.
Positive expectations aren't daydreaming or wishful thinking.
They are all the things you do each day to make your dreams come true.
They are a way of life.
People who have positive expectations are unstoppable, consistently
positive, endlessly persistent, doers of dreams.
This photograph is at sunset on the Mary River behind Fraser Island in
Australia. The sky has an orange glow because off in the
distance they are burning sugar cane. We sat quietly at anchor
and watched the glow from burning cane light up the evening sky.
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