"One of the things I've learned is that life often gives you whatever you expect from it. If you expect bad things, those are what you get. It you expect good things, you often receive them. I don't know why it works that way, but it does. If you don't believe me, try it out. Give yourself thirty days in which you expect the best of everything: the best parking place, the best table in the restaurant, the best interaction with clients, the best treatment from service people. You'll be surprised by what you encounter, especially if you give your very best to others in every situation as well."
- John Maxwell (The Difference Maker, p.36)