The most certain way to succeed in life is to create success. Simply having an expectation for success does not yield the desired results. If you want to be successful, then you have to turn your expectation into aspiration so that you look for opportunity where you can apply and hone your skills over the time to make your dream come true.
There is a clear difference between expectation and aspiration. When you expect, you make your success dependent on the external factors and become dead sure that it is going to happen without doing anything about it. Most often the things do not turn out as per the expectation and that lead you in disappointment. The more you expect the more you get disappointment. In other words, expectation is a root cause of all the sorrow in life.
On the other hand, aspiration is very active attitude. When you aspire for something, you work toward goal and seize opportunity whenever it appears and makes your success happen. It does not allow you to have any dull moment in life and it is the most desired quality for success in life.
However, expectation is very natural part of life. You cannot avoid it completely, but you can keep a check on it. Keep your mind actively engage in planned work, which leads to realize the certain goal of life. Whenever the thought of expectation comes in mind, make sure you do not waste much of your time just by thinking about it and direct your focus towards the realization of your aspiration.
Finally, always keep low expectation and high aspiration in life. If you want to be successful and live a fulfilled life, then turn your expectation into aspiration. By doing this you will strive to make your goal come true by proper planning, and you never be dependent on others. In a nutshell, if you aspire for something, then you understand the secret of success and go beyond your comfort zone to make success come to you smoothly and early.