Every morning starts with some wretched news from somewhere – via news channel, feed or newspaper announcing the tragedy du jour, destructive storms, earthquakes and fresh conflicts.
Most of these announcements don’t impact us directly. They are disrupting expectations and lives of other people. Far away from our orbit they are no less devastated, just as we would if those troubles hit our town.
Going to bed every night with expectations what morning will bring, we expect THE world won’t change overnight. We expect OUR world won’t change either.
Reasonable expectations? Perhaps not …
Expectations are possibly not a good strategy for life because they can be dashed at any moment by forces beyond our control. Which begs the question, doesn’t it, about the value of positive ‘not fear based’ expectations for ourselves.
If we expect to do well, don’t we have a better chance of doing well?
If we expect to excel, will we?
If we expect to be happy, will that follow?
If we expect we can do great things, accomplish lots AND be happy too – isn’t that worthy of the highest expectations?
The more we expect, the more we might be disappointed. But it is our nature that the more we expect, the more we will do. The more living will go on within our life. The better life we will have. The more life we will have in our every day. I expect so …