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4 Things that Happen When We Create and Hold On to Expectations (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 351)


“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
— Alexander Pope

Sometimes, we go through life allowing expectations to get the best of us and to hold us back from new and better opportunities that are often right around the corner if we get over disappointment and just keep going. We all experience the hurt and anguish that a dashed expectation can make us feel. But many times, expectations are nothing more than little games we play with ourselves because they are very misleading. Read more…


3 Other Ways to Stop Disappointing Yourself with People (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 313)


“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”
— Brandon Sanderson

Holding on to expectations of other people is very different from holding people accountable for their behavior. The former will keep you spinning in circles, have you end up empty-handed, and keep you frustrated and bitter. The latter will keep people off of your mind, frees you to tell the truth, and keeps you from becoming overwhelmed and shortchanged. Read more…

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