Expecting and Then Hearing, "Yes!"
The Law of Expectancy 2020
By Kevin Hogan
What people expect often influences and changes what actually
and ultimately happens.
Your expectations in influencing others cause you to interact
Expectancy, when it comes to RESULTS of getting what you
want in a conversation, in a meeting, in life is fundamental.
People who have many references for being "typically influential"
come to EXPECT that they will always be that way. These
people tend to become Influencers and typically have bank
books to match their level of expectation.
The Power of Expectancy
In my live appearances, I've used the story of the
1968 study where researchers split students into
two groups. High IQ and Low IQ. After 8 months,
the High IQ group performed remarkably well.
The Low IQ group did very poorly after 8 months.
The teachers had been told which group they were
given at the beginning of the year, but everyone else,
including the parents, were kept in the dark about
the division of the students.
Except one thing: The researchers randomly assigned
the students. There was NO High IQ Group. There was
NO Low IQ Group. The students weren't told anything.
ONLY the teachers knew which students they THOUGHT
The study had to be stopped because expectations
were changing the behavior of children.
That's The Power of Expectation.
Expectation is not an attitude.
Expectation is not visualization.
Expectation is not an affirmation.
Expectancy is a nonconsious prediction that is generated but
only rarely acknowledged in consciousness, and it is accompanied
by a sense of obvious "certainty".
The teachers didn't "think" about the students. They simply
"knew" that they were either superior or inferior based on
what they were told by the researcher at the beginning of the
In a hypothetical example, closer to home,
the most verbalized or considered example of "real" Expectation might
be an off-handed, "I would imagine she'd say, 'yes.' "
And that would only be a reaction to the question, "Do you
think she'll say yes?" or perhaps, "What do you think she'll
Hope is the First Crossroad to Failure
That nonconscious certain "prediction" causes different neurological
behavior than "I HOPE she says yes".
KEYPOINT: Once someone has "hoped for something," they certainly don't
expect it to occur.
Your behavior will be very different if you hope for something vs.
being in a conversation and simply "knowing" that something will happen.
And there is a continuum of conscious awareness along with level of
certainty in the mix that makes Expectation.
If someone brings up "the question," whatever that might be,
don't hope for anything. Once you've looked at the situation, and
once you "know" what is likely to happen, then EXPECT that RESULT.
What leads to some nasty limiting beliefs? ...
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