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February 16, 2011

Unexpected

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:07 am

How much do you embrace the unexpected?

I’m willing to wager that the percentage is rather small. That’s because we have a larger love affair with the expected.

If you graph it, you’ll see that you give more of your attention to the expected.

My guess is that our filter of expectation is a powerful, shaping force in how we view life. The often quoted Abraham Lincoln line comes to mind: “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

That’s another way of saying they are nurturing and fulfilling their expectations, positive or negative.

What you expect to happen usually happens. It’s only when it doesn’t go according to expectation that we come to a choice point.

it’s truly in our best interest to pay extra attention when our expectations don’t happen, and take steps to wrap our arms around the unexpected.

When the unexpected grabs more of your attention, that’s when you begin to move off a predictable course.

The unexpected is an agent of change.

How many things have you accomplished in life that would never have happened, if you didn’t accept the unexpected?

We all have turning points we can look back on that were catalysts to move us in a new direction. If you take a more careful look, that curve in the road was unexpected.

It’s what we do with the unexpected that will shape our future, not lamenting that we didn’t get what we expected.

We all get daily doses of the unexpected. I just don’t think we yet recognize how valuable these experiences are.

You really can’t expect the unexpected, but you can pay more attention to it when it does show up. It’s what you do next that will determine your future. That bold step is to embrace the unexpected.

 

All the best,

John

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