Not only am I behind on getting this post out, but it took me far longer to write than any other. While trying to write, I was battling to meet my own expectations of this post.
Hence why it’s late.
Then I sat down and used my own concepts to examine my own expectations, and low and behold, resolved and on my way. Let me share with you what I’ve learned.
Here’s the Deal
Expectations are a fact of life. I’d go so far as to call them inherent. When you are born, you expect to be cared for. We go to sleep expecting to wake up in the morning. When we do something naughty we expect to get into trouble. We can’t avoid having expectations any more than we can avoid having them broken.
In and of themselves, expectations are not a bad thing. Where we run into trouble, as human beings, is processing the deluge of emotions that arise when expectations are not met.
What we’re really talking about is reframing our own perception in the moment.
That’s life, right? Things are not always going to go to plan. You aren’t always going to get what you want.
Don’t let that stop you.
The world isn’t always sunshine and unicorns. Children start off with the expectation that their parents love each other and us, and will always be there to care for us. It’s a common one for sure.
I know from experience