I learned a couple things about expectations this year. The first one came to me when I was getting anxious about something I felt obligated to do, but in reality I didn’t need to or have to, it was another persons expectation that was becoming my obligation, and when I really thought about it I realized that these situations usually end in disappointment. Why do we put ourselves through that?
Don’t let others expectations become your obligations which usually end in disappointments!
The other thing I learned about expectations kind of answers that last question, it was more recent and in connection to letting go of a couple people who have no place in my life anymore. I wanted to let go but at the same time I was still expecting something from them. Expecting them to change, expecting them to do the right thing, expecting them to put me first just once, but as long as I held onto those expectations, I couldn’t truly let go of them and all the baggage.
Don’t let your expectations of others keep you from letting go!!
We almost always have expectations of others don’t we? We expect them to act a certain way, believe a certain way, treat us a certain way. Like everything, expectations come in positives and negatives, what are you bringing to the table? Are you ready to let go? I know I am. I’ve had enough heartache attached to expectations and I can’t continue moving upward while holding on to the extra weight.