Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a fantastic week. And if you also got a huge amount of snow over the weekend, I hope you are safe and warm. Today I wanted to take some time to talk about expectations. I often feel like our expectations either really lift us up or they really disappoint us. And when it comes to the expectations we have for others, well, it can be an issue if we aren’t careful. We all know that you don’t have to live up to the expectations of others, but today I wanted to share some of the expectations you should probably stop having for other people.
Don’t expect everyone to always agree with you.
That whole argument that “someone has to be wrong” doesn’t always apply. And even if someone is wrong there is at least a 50% chance that you are actually the one that is wrong. So you really can’t always expect everyone to agree with you. You get to have your own opinions, just like they get to have theirs. And just because someone thinks differently, believes different things, or has a different lifestyle doesn’t mean they are wrong. It also doesn’t mean you are wrong. Just live your own life.
Don’t expect others to acknowledge you if you can’t acknowledge yourself.
We live in a society today that has set the standard that it’s funny and cute to degrade ourselves. We aren’t supposed to accept compliments, boast about our accomplishments, or always be positive. But still we thrive off of acknowledgment and praise from other people. We strive to have the approval of those around us. However, it’s kind of difficult for other people to acknowledge us and notice all the things we are good at if we can’t see those in ourselves. So if you want other people to start acknowledging you for everything you are doing and continue to do, start acknowledging yourself.
Don’t expect everyone to stay.
Some people will come into your life for only a short time. Sometimes that’s all they are meant to be a part of. Sometimes people will leave and you won’t always know why or get any closure and that’s okay. There are still plenty of other people in your life that love you and care for you. So don’t worry so much about the people who are leaving because those who are meant to stay and be a part of your life will always be there.
Don’t expect others to know what you’re thinking.
People aren’t mind-readers and they can’t always tell what you are thinking or how you are feeling if you don’t tell them. If you don’t open up when you are struggling, no one will ever really know how what you’re going through. You can hide your pain, suffering, and questions all you want but until you are ready to open up and let other people into your world, it can be difficult for anyone to really help you no matter how hard they try. So be open and honest both with yourself and people in your life that you trust. I know it’s easier said than done, but it’s important.
Don’t expect to always be a priority.
There will be people in your life that don’t really think of you as a priority. There will be people in your life that will always keep you at an arm’s length away. It doesn’t mean they are bad people. It just means that sometimes people get busy, have things going on, or just need to prioritize other relationships at the moment. Even if you are a priority sometimes, you can’t expect that always to be the case. Just trust your relationships and communicate openly with how you are feeling. Don’t be afraid to ask where you stand with someone if you are really questioning it.
And those are some things that we all need to stop expecting from others. There are still plenty more and I could go on, but that’s what the comment section is for. So you guys go crazy and let us know what you think we all need to stop expecting from others. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!