Great Expectations? Great Expectations.

“When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Today, let us consider the expectations we try to live up to.
Who do these expectations belong to?
Someone else?
You?
Are they yours, but with heavy influence from others?
What could your life be like if you were striving to meet you own expectations?
Your own authentically developed expectations.
What would happen if suddenly you stopped trying to live for the unattainable goal of pleasing everyone else?
Can you do that?
How?
Where do you start?
Make a list?
Guided meditations?
Yoga class?
Go for a run?
Write in your journal?
Take a trip?
Take a walk?
Reclaim your life?
Declare your own independence?

Take a step.
Just one step.
One tiny step.
A step.
Expect one tiny authentic thing from yourself today.
One.
Establish your own expectations.
Striving for the expectations of others will leave you hollow.
Sad.
Angry.
Lost.

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
Bruce Lee

What’s your step?

Share.
Think. Connect. Elevate.

 

 

 

 

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