Two women started a new job on the same day.

One expected to have a great day and looked forward to meeting her new co-workers, the other dreaded it as she thought that she would be treated as an outsider.

They both got what they expected.

Two young men went to a university lecture.

One eagerly anticipated the chance to learn, the other attended the class solely to get through the course.

They both got what they expected.

Two sisters celebrated Christmas with their families.

One was looking forward to catching up with loved one and reminiscing on old times, the other was sure that it would be a disaster.

They both got what they expected.

Two men went to the same church on a Sunday morning.

One expected to experience God and learn something new for his spiritual walk, the other expected very little except to go through an empty ritual.

They both got what they expected.

Two women went to the same party.

One expected to have a great time with her friends, the other anticipated that no-one would speak to her.

They both got what they expected.

Two men went to football training for the same team.

One couldn’t wait to work hard, sweat and improve his skills, the other couldn’t be bothered working hard as he thought that training was a waste of time.

They both got what they expected.

In all of these situations the pattern was the same:

  • They had the same circumstances.
  • They chose their attitude.
  • The outcome directly matched their expectations.

It doesn’t always work like this.

Sometimes, we have the most optimistic perspective, only to be sorely disappointed.

Sometimes, we go into a situation with a very negative attitude and are pleasantly surprised.

But generally speaking, you get what you expect.

What do you expect from life?

Because you had better believe you’re going to get it.

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