Five Things about Expectations.

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Donuts have nothing to do with this post.

I’ve found expectations to be rather dangerous things.  They can kill relationships of every variety, damper success, and over-exaggerate failures.

Here’s five things about expectations:

1. My expectations are my own–no one else is in my brain to see them.  How can anyone meet expectations they are unaware of?

2. As a writer, call I can do is my best.  Placing pressure on myself on serves to heighten any failures–making them harder to overcome.

3. We often confuse goals with expectations.  I prefer goals; something I have some measure of control over.

4.  Managing expectations usually keeps me from being perpetually disappointed in others.

5. It doesn’t always work.  Sometimes I still want to smack someone upside the head for saying they’ll do something and then they don’t.

Do you ever struggle with expectations?

 

 

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One thought on “Five Things about Expectations.

  1. Casey Sheridan April 18, 2016 / 11:34 am

    I struggle with them all the time. I need to find a way to put them on perspective, like you have here, and concentrate more on goals.

    I love your number 5. There seems to be a lot that need smacking, but not enough hands to do the smacking with. 🙂

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