Expectation; Often A Tough Pill To Swallow

March 22, 2011 by  
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Expectations.  Even the word has too many letters.

We wish for “things”, and in the time between dreaming about them and having them happen, we let our emotions make those “things” become the answer to all our ailments.  So unfortunately when those “things” finally happen – or some form of it– our expectations are too out of touch with reality. Let me give you an example:  A woman wishes for a relationship.  While she waits for a man to come into her life she day-dreams about how this man will sweep her off her feet and she will live happily ever after.  The woman meets a man.  Now she has dreamed all kinds of scenarios with her man, and when the reality doesn’t follow along with her dreamed up situations; she feels let down.  Another example would be a man dreaming all the things he will do and all the things he will feel when he gets his dream job.  But, when he finally gets the job he had been pining away, he feels let down.  The reality does not correspond to his expectations.

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Curb Your Expectations And Live Better

December 3, 2010 by  
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Curbing our expectations allows for true living.

“What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.” – Viktor E. Frankel (neurologist, psychiatrist, writer, concentration camp survivor)

Expectation; the act or state of looking forward or anticipating.

While driving to a Christmas party yesterday, I started to go through in my mind different scenarios I hoped would happen at the event.

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