In general I am opposed to any kind of new year’s, weekly, monthly resolutions, I am a big believer on constantly evaluating what we are doing and where we are going.
Instead of making our typical new year’s resolutions, I believe in creating self-fulfilling prophecy.
When we expect something to happen, we change our behavior. And when we change our behavior to make something happen, it becomes much more likely that it will happen.
In short, if we expect ourselves to succeed, we probably will succeed.
If we expect ourselves to grow, we probably will grow.
If we expect ourselves to be the best, we probably will be the best.
We must believe what we are capable of creating the best, or we won’t be expecting the best.
As leaders, we tend to live up or live down to our expectations of ourselves.
When we generate these expectations we develop our self-fulfilling prophecies.
If you have low expectations, you will get low fulfillment—it’s that simple.
Have positive, have good, have high expectations for yourself this year, and watch the positive, good, high impact you can have on your life.
Our expectations encourage the heart.
Let your heart lead you into 2013 with the best intentions yet, and watch them manifest.
Positive reinforcement produces positive action. Negative reinforcement produces negative reaction.
When we believe in ourselves, we are strongly influenced by those feelings, and we tend to live up to them. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy of the best kind.
Lead from Within: Leaders act in a manner that is consistent with their expectations.
What are your expectations of yourself in 2013?
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness is being released by Portfolio May 2017.