Expectations: a strong belief that something will happen.
Sometimes we have an expectation on something for the future. Is it realistic? If it doesn't happen emotions such as disappointment can set in.
High Expectations and Low Expectations
To challenge yourself with your own personal expectation just wishing and wanting it won't create it.
You need to have an action plan a guide line journey step by step.
1. Expectation - what does it look like?
· What does it feel like?
· What does it sound like?
1. Is it realistic?
2. Is it achievable?
3. How much do you want it (what's your why)?
4. What action do I need to take to achieve this?
5. Belief (in yourself and of the expectation)?
Having a low expectation - never really expecting anything to happen so you won't act disappointed when it doesn't happen.
As we have just shown expectation without action won't work so low expectation just means you are not prepared to put in work or take action.
Having Exceptions of Someone Else
Expecting something from someone else never works because they usually are unaware of the expectation you want from them, and if they do, it may not be something that aligns with them. And of course, this then leads to disappointment.
Never just expect you should be asking for what you want; take action to explain and communicate your needs.
We cannot control others we; we can only control ourselves and our behaviour.
Some emotions that can arise from low expectations:
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE YOU NEED TO MAKE THE CHANGE AND PUT THE ACTION INTO PLACE.
Expectations Are Premeditated Resentments
In a relationship people have a "deal" in which the specifics are never talked about.
Unspoken expectations almost always go unfulfilled.
Talking opening and communicating about what your expectations from others is a form of taking action to create an understanding of your needs.
Both parties need to be in agreement, otherwise there will be the feeling of resentment as your expectations are not met.