Success Law #4: Faithful Expectation

The atmosphere of faithful expectation is the breeding ground for miracles. The atmosphere of fearful expectation is the breeding ground for misery. Imagine this. A storm is coming, and the clouds start moving in. The sky turns black, and the atmosphere changes. You know that you better get home before the storm hits. The rain hasn’t started. There’s no thunder and lightning. However, the atmosphere tells you that a dangerous storm is headed your way.
Similarly, you have an atmosphere of expectation that surrounds you every day. If you are walking in an atmosphere of faithful expectation, then you are confident and fully expecting miracles. That confidence radiates from you like the sun on a beautiful day. It’s contagious and you infect everyone around you. The mood in the room brightens when you walk in, and everyone seems to hold their head a little higher. The atmosphere of faithful expectation is the breeding ground for miracles for you and everyone around you.
The atmosphere of fearful expectation is the exact opposite. It’s like a dark storm is hanging over your head. Gloom and doom goes before you, and people run the other way. There’s no joy or laughter. Fear is written all over your face. The sun isn’t shining, and there’s no way that a miracle can pierce the veil of darkness around you.
It’s obvious that no one truly desires to reside in such a depressing atmosphere, yet most people do it every single day of their lives. It doesn’t have to be that way! You have the right and ability to walk every day in faithful expectation. Say it out loud right now, “I live in an atmosphere of faithful expectation every day, and I am expecting a supernatural miracle. I am faithful not fearful!” If you don’t believe it, say it over and over again until you do.
Faith and fear are exactly the same. They are attitudes of expectation on opposite ends. Fearful people say, “We’ll see what happens.” However, we already know what happens for them…nothing! They walk around with a defeated mindset saying the same old stuff and carrying the same old baggage. Faithful people say, “I am walking by faith and expecting a miracle.” Do you see the attitude shift? Fear yields doubt, and faith yields hope.
Your future is determined by what you do today, not the mistakes of your past. Basically, I’m telling you that it’s not too late! You can start living in an atmosphere of faithful expectation right now and change the course of your life forever. Your decisions are immediate, and whatever decisions you make today will change your tomorrow. The prosperous life is within your reach. You just have to extend your hand and grab a hold of it.
If you are saying, “John, I don’t know how to live in an atmosphere of faithful expectation. I’ve never lived there before.” You’re not alone. Most people have never truly committed to walking by faith before, so it’s hard to understand where to start and it’s confusing. Faith doesn’t make sense that’s why it makes miracles.
To find miracle producing faith, you must dig down deep inside of yourself. Here’s something to help you remember that. Faith stands for Find Answers In The Heart. When you have trouble creating that atmosphere of faithful expectation, listen to your heart. It will reveal all of the goals and dreams that drive you to be your very best. Stay laser-focused on your Why in life. Say your daily affirmations, immerse yourself in self-development, and surround yourself with people that empower you. Most of all, commit to never allowing fear to enter your atmosphere of expectation and destroy your dreams ever again!

Success Law #5: Decisive Action

In order to live a prosperous life, you must be decisive. You’re either a decisive action-taker or an indecisive procrastinator. Is your ability to make decisions really that critical to your success? Yes! It’s deadly to be indecisive.
It’s easy to spot an indecisive procrastinator. Their conversation usually starts with, “should’ve, could’ve or would’ve.” Indecisive procrastinators have no direction in life. They don’t know what’s going to happen from one day to the next, and they usually allow their know-it-all friends to make their decisions for them.
Decision is defined as the act of making up your mind. You are making a final determination about something. As a decisive action-taker, you don’t waiver or stay in limbo about life-changing decisions that need to be made. You make them and move forward, fully confident in your actions. Even if it’s the wrong decision, you have the ability to correct it and learn from your mistake.
A decision today changes tomorrow. The Hebrew translation of “transformation” means a renewal or rebirthing. When you make a decision that transforms your life, the dream inside your heart gets renewed and rebirthed. If you don’t take a step of faith and make those decisions, then your dream will remain stagnant and eventually die. In order for change to happen, you must be a decisive action-taker.
Life-changing decisions typically put pressure on us to act in one way or another. Let me reassure you that pressure brings out the best in everything. For example, when pressure is applied to a nasty, big glob of crude oil, it produces smooth, highly-efficient jet fuel. The crude oil is fine-tuned into jet fuel.
When you are pressured by decisions, your ability to act makes you a fine-turned, action-taking, decision-making champion that is committed to living a prosperous life! Shying away from challenging decisions equals no change. You will remain stuck in a rut with the stress of the decision weighing on your mind constantly. I don’t want that kind of life for you, and you shouldn’t want it for yourself. Take the first step towards prosperity by making the decision to be a decisive-action taker starting today!

Success Law #6: Find Your Why

Your “Why” is your ultimate purpose. It’s the exact reason that you get out of bed every single day, and the foundation of your life. Do you know your Why? If not, it’s time for me to help you find it.
Dr. Benny McDaniel, one of my elite coaching students, has an incredibly strong Why. When I first met Dr. Benny, he was morbidly obese, and his bad habits were slowly killing. However, he had a Why. His Why was to be a healthy, active grandfather for his granddaughter, Jewel. However, Jewel wasn’t even conceived yet, because Dr. Benny’s daughter didn’t want to bring a child into the world to watch her father die.
Dr. Benny knew that if he didn’t get healthy, there was no way that he would ever experience holding his little Jewel and watching her grow up. Dr. Benny stayed committed and lost over one hundred pounds. Today, he is seventy years young and leads a healthy lifestyle that includes working out five days a week. More importantly, he is the healthy, active grandfather of a beautiful, little girl named Jewel.
Your Why will be individual to you and who you are as a person. Take some time to write out your Why. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just start with brain-storming about your goals and dreams. Your Why is a culmination of those things. Write your Why on a 3 x 5 index card and have it in front of you every day to remind you what you are fighting for in life.
As soon as you rollover in the morning, grab your Why Card and read it for seven minutes out loud. Yes, seven minutes out loud! You are creating the atmosphere of faithful expectation for your day. This is called the Why Rollover. It’s the first thing that you do every morning. No more turning on the TV or reading the newspaper. Those things plant negative seeds in your mind, and your day is over before it even started.
Your Why Card is critically important. If you are still unsure of what to write, here’s an example of a Why Card for you:

“I am dealing with all the challenges to build my business today, because my Why is to spend more time with my family, provide for my children’s education and have the finances needed to take regular family vacations. I am donating and tithing a very high percentage of my earnings to my church and favorite non-profit organization. I am making a difference today as profit-producing, fear-demolishing, action-taking, record-breaking, laser-focused champion.”
Can you imagine reading something that powerful every single morning before you start your day? That will absolutely create an atmosphere of faithful expectation! Remember, it’s your Why. Take some time to make your Why Card personal so that it empowers you to fight for your Why no matter what obstacles you face throughout your day.

Success Law #7: Words of Affirmation

The definition for “word” is a unit of language that functions as a principal carrier of meaning. Let me say that again. A word is a carrier of meaning. It’s invisible but powerful just like oxygen. A word can be life-giving or life-threatening. As scripture clearly states death and life are in the power of the tongue.
As a former clinically diagnosed stutterer, I can tell you that whatever words you say today will become your tomorrow. Your external results are based on your internal belief structure. If you don’t speak your future in to existence, someone else will speak fear into you and determine your future for you. You’ve must commit to changing your words to represent the prosperous life that you want to lead. This starts by saying daily affirmations.
“Affirmation” is defined as something declared to be a true and positive statement or judgment. When you speak powerful affirmations over your life, you change your immediate your atmosphere and ultimately your future. Right now, you may be thinking, “John, I don’t really know what to say.” Here are some of my world-famous affirmations to get you started:

Affirmation #1: I AM an action-taking, fear-demolishing, eye-opening, mind-blowing, record-breaking, laser-focused, fired-up champion!

Affirmation #2: I AM the commander and chief of my Why!

Affirmation #3: I AM expecting a supernatural miracle NOW!

Affirmation #4: I AM annihilating fear, doubt and procrastination out of my life NOW!

Affirmation #5: Enough is enough, I AM shocking my bank teller today!

Affirmation #6: I AM a decisive, action-taking Why Warrior.

Will you commit to saying daily words of affirmation? You have the power to control the words that come out of your mouth. Take control and start speaking greatness into your life now! If you are committed to saying daily affirmations, email me directly at, and I will send you my eBook, “365 Affirmations to Absolutely Guarantee a Record-Breaking Year.” I believe in you!

You have the right to live a prosperous life! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Poverty is not your future, and you don’t have to settle for less than God has for you. Make sure to follow the success laws so that you don’t slide into failure. You were born a Champion so start living like one!

Author's Bio: 

In September 2001, John Di Lemme founded Di Lemme Development Group, Inc., a company known worldwide for its role in expanding the personal development industry. As President and CEO, John strives for excellence in every area of his business and believes that you must surround yourself with a like-minded team in order to stay on top of your game.

In addition to building a successful company, John has changed lives around the globe as an international motivational speaker that has spoken in over five hundred venues. Over the past thirteen years, he has shared the stage with the best of the best including Rich Devos, Denis Waitley, Jim Rohn, and Les Brown only to name a few. This is truly an amazing feat for someone that was clinically diagnosed as a stutterer at a very young age and told that he would never speak fluently.

John truly believes that everyone needs personal development to reach their full potential in life, and his determination to reach all forms of media with his motivational messages has catapulted his career. John has produced over four hundred fifty products and is an accomplished author of thirteen books including his best-selling book, “47 Secrets of Extreme Customer Service.” As a Strategic Business Coach and Small Business Expert, John’s students include doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, consultants, CEOs of million dollar companies, and various other occupations that are thriving in a so-called poor economy. John’s success with his students has made him one of the most highly sought after business coaches in the world.

John’s passion is to teach others how to live a champion life despite the label that society has placed on them. Through his books, audio/video materials, sold-out live seminars, numerous television interviews, intensive training boot camps, weekly tele-classes, Strategic Business Coaching, Closing & Marketing University, Millionaire Affirmation Academy, Small Business Motivational Marketing Daily Tip, and Lifestyle Freedom Club memberships, John has made success a reality for thousands worldwide.