There are days when I have expectations of people doing or completing what they told me they would do. Then those expectations are not met when they don't follow through with what was said. That leaves me feeling a bit depressed, angry and sad. I try to shake off all the feelings of lost expectations, but sometimes it doesn't happen.
Awww, well such is life, right?
However, when I find my expectations of these people have failed me, another person or group of people, remind or show me that all my other expectations mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. They stand up and show me what people are really made of when it matters the most.
Then there are times when I fail myself with expectations of grandeur with things I want to accomplish for the day. As a freelance writer, I often expect larger things of myself than others do.
Some days I meet those expectations I set up for myself. Other days, as I said, I fail. And, boy do I fail miserably.
I find when I set no expectations of people or for myself, I have wonderful days and can accomplish more than when I set myself up for failure.
Sad, but true.