Letting go of Expectations

No ExpectationsAs I sit here on Good Friday I can’t help but think about my friends and family and how supportive they’ve all been throughout my journey to become a coach and entrepreneur.
I can be pretty hard on myself when it comes to achieving certain goals in life, and I set some pretty ridiculous expectations for myself.  As I learn to let go of those expectations I’m noticing how much more free I feel to create and be inspired.  Those expectations have always kept me in a box and it was hard to see beyond it.  I would be so focused on achieving a certain expectation, that it became difficult to see all the other wonderful things unfolding right in front of me.

It’s also really common for us to expect things from other people.  In this weeks video I’m going to share what happens when you expect things from others, why they might not be able to give it to us, and the importance of releasing it, while still staying true to yourself and what you want in life.

Recap on minimizing expectations:

  1.  Understand that other people have different values and beliefs than you.  Therefore, you may not share the same expectations about something.  Try and be more accepting of what others can or can’t give you.
  2. You have the ability to be happier in your relationships because there will be less resentment, anger and blame (just make sure you aren’t compromising yourself) Ask yourself how important this expectation really is to you at the end of the day.
  3. Be aware that having expectations will only make YOU feel disappointed, annoyed or frustrated if they aren’t met.
  4. Have standards and be true to who you are.  This means being ok with letting people go who aren’t able to give you what you truly need.

If you enjoyed this, check out this video on Stop Making Assumptions

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