So this is probably going to be one of the most side eyed posts I've ever written, but it's definitely necessary.
We often associate expectations with our value, thus, how someone views us, interacts with us and perceives us, is all based on our expectation of that relationship. We like to use the word expectation interchangeably with standards, when in fact, expectations are presumptions or assumptions of behavior, and/or anticipated events. Essentially expectations, presumptions and assumptions are the same thing.
So, as with all my posts, I like to challenge my reader's perspective, for growth purposes. This post will challenge many of us, should we accept it, on a greater scale. And should you apply the information you find in this post, I promise you, the reward is great.
HERE ARE 3 REASONS WHY LIFE IS BETTER WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS
1. NO PRESUMPTIONS OR ASSUMPTIONS = NO LET DOWN!
Not only do assumptions allow you to make an "ass" of yourself, but when you make presumptions and assumptions you don't realize that you are legitimately setting yourself up for failure. So, look at it this way, for those of us who assume we typically believe we know the outcome, you don't know everything! Understanding this helps us better comprehend that walking into a situations expecting a certain result, typically ends in let down. Especially since we're naturally disappointed when things don't go our way.
So why assume?
If you release the expectation, you can walk through life making better choices and being open to reacting to situations organically, not anticipating assumed outcomes.
2. NO FEAR TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT!
When you are able to walk into a situation without assumption, you can genuinely LIVE IN THE MOMENT. Often times we miss so much of life for fear of being let down, so we assume predicting every outcome of every scenario/situation will yield to better results, but...
"you can not put a cap on possibilities that are unknown to you."
Listen, I understand it's hard to clear your mind and try to live in the space created in a given moment, because we're trained to "be prepared". But, you can't be prepared for something that you don't know is coming.
How can you prepare for the unknown?
If we change our perspective of life to operate in the notion that we will never truly be prepared for all aspects of life, we are able to create a space void of fear and increased flexibility so that we can enjoy each moment that life brings us. Ultimately not allowing ourselves to take anything for granted.
3. BROADEN YOUR PROSPECTIVE!
When you allow yourself to be free to live, be and exist in the moment, you open yourself up to a new prospective of life. Life no longer becomes an obstacle course, you have to strategically navigate to success. Life becomes a gift of time.
How you view and see the world changes when you release expectations and allow yourself to live in every moment, hour, minute and second of everyday. You learn not to expect to have another day, you look at every day as a new gift and new opportunity for greatness. No one is aware of their final days on earth, so may as well live in every moment you have.
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