Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer
“I will probably fall.”
My co-worker looked at me and said “If you don’t stop saying that, you ARE going to make yourself fall.”
I was participating in a relay race. The race was between different departments and I had volunteered to join the team representing my department. I was very nervous about falling and I allowed it to take up way too much of my thought space.
The afternoon of the race I was anxious and nervous. I really wanted to make my team proud. I hoped I would not be in last place
When it was time for my leg of the relay and the baton was passed to me, I ran my heart out. And as I crossed the finish line, I slipped on some lose dirt and wiped out in a spectacular fashion! I had some scratches and a bruised ego. I also turned in a pretty good time!
So, when I said “I will probably fall”, was I tapping into intuition? NO! This was me charting the course of my future by putting out an expectation. I put the possibility of falling into action by obsessing about it.
Our thought patterns do translate into outcomes. So if you go into situations expecting a negative outcome, you will see that outcome. If you move forward with positive intentions, you will see a positive outcome.
I hope you only get crab apples if crab apples are what you want!
Would you like to read more about how your thoughts and attitude impact your results? Be sure to visit http://www.margaretmeloni.com/?p=675 for ‘How a Cup of Coffee Can Ruin Your Day’ or
http://www.margaretmeloni.com/?p=173 for ‘Be Happy Now’.