Anticipation Inspiration Continues

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Journaling Prompts

Action: Some might say that the antithesis to waiting is action. What experiences have you had in your life that demonstrate waiting for an outcome vs. taking decisive action toward your goals? Are there certain areas where you are more adept, or comfortable, at taking action? Is it more comfortable for you to take action with regard to your own needs, or when caring for others, be it children, your spouse, or about a cause that matters to you.

Interest, Excitement and Joy: Psychologists sometimes refer to a cycle of interest, excitement and joy that we might interrupt because of past disappointments. Have you been in the position of cutting off your own sense of excitement or anticipation because you’d rather not be let down if things don’t work out? Do you ever put a damper on someone else’s excitement so they won’t get too hyped up or sad if things don’t go their way?

Was it What You Expected/Hoped For? :When you’ve anticipated an outcome in the past, was it all you hoped it would be? What are your greatest and most happy memories of anticipation and elation? What have you anticipated and not been as excited about when it finally came to pass? Did you ever anticipate a negative outcome and end up surprised at the good news that came your way?

Intuition: Do you believe in woman’s intuition? Have you ever felt that you could anticipate something before it came to be? Is there something magical in certain circumstances about what you feel just before something amazing, frightening or new happens? Has someone else ever had a premonition about you, and did it come to pass? Was it scary? Would you rather know about someone else’s intuition about you, or do you want to be free to make your own mistakes or successes?

What's Coming Next/What Are You Waiting For?: What are the most important things you’re waiting for? Are they in the area of family, love, work or something else? What thoughts of your future fill your tummy with butterflies of excitement? Do you like to talk about what you’re waiting for, or keep your dreams and wishes close to the vest? Do you think talking about the future and what you’re anticipating helps amp up the future or diminish the power of it?

Worry: Sometimes we anticipate the worst. Even the most positive among us, in our humanness, worries about the future…will our families be OK? Will the future look the way we want? Will our dreams and wishes come true? What do you worry about most? When do you worry…at night, before you fall asleep, or at random times? Is there a certain stream of thoughts that bring you to a worried state? How do you pull yourself out of worry?


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She used to drag her mattress beside her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation. Willa Cather

Conscience in most men is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. Taylor

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. Oliver Goldsmith

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. Samuel Smiles

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. Gloria Swanson

But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out! Anna Neagle

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle

He who matures early lives in anticipation. Theodor Adorno

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble. Elbert Hubbard

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based. Deepak Chopra

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. Samuel Johnson

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. Alfred Hitchcock

When I was little I always thought I was marked out, special, on the verge of something momentous. I used to tingle with anticipation. Felicity Kendal

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. Norman Cousins

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. Henry David Thoreau

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William Butler Yeats

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. Alan Alda

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next. Dolly Parton

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. Franz Kafka

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. Horace Mann

And the things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first. Steven Tyler

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. Mario Andretti

We could hardly wait to get up in the morning. Wilbur Wright

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien

I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still. Ashton Kutcher

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up. Anne Lamott

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point. Dirk Benedict

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. Bradley Whitford

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. Alan Cohen

No mind is much employed upon the present recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments. Samuel Johnson

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. Samuel Smiles

When you deserve something....... Don't expect it, because expectation is the root cause of dissapointment . Siddharth Astir

Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good. Ernest Holmen

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. Dr. Jonas Salk

The only real valuable thing is intuition. Albert Einstein

Intuition isn't the enemy, but the ally, of reason. John Kord Lagemann

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition. Hugh Prather

What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly. Shakti Gawain

I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always. Katherine Anne Porter


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