We're back down to business this week, with a topic that is often, 'easier said than done'.
This week's Life Topic is about managing our expectations, both of ourselves and others...
We've nodded to the importance of managing expectations in previous posts like Why Are You In Such A Hurry, 3 Reasons Why It Didn't Happen and even Are You M.A.D ? ,so we've kept this post short and sweet.
While some people go by the notion, 'expect nothing to avoid disappointment', sorry to disappoint you, that's an expectation in itself. The reality is, expectations are everywhere and can come from all angles - including within.
Here are 4 quick tips, 'notes to self' to avoid life's pinches feeling like a ton of bricks:
TIP #01 : BE HONEST
Lies, guilt and facades weigh heavier than any truth.
TIP #02 : ACCEPT THE UNEXPECTED
You can't mitigate against everything
TIP #03 : CHECK WHAT PRECEDES BEFORE YOU PROCEED
You can't expect to deliver 'outside the box' without acknowledging how the box got there and why it stays there. Great expectations can be delivered with small sizeable actions
TIP #04 : PUSHING BACK IS OK AND PULLING AWAY IS TOO
Not every projection actualises, it doesn't mean you failed. - Refer to Tip 02
There's nothing wrong in having expectations. Expectations offer opportunities for growth amongst other things.