Expectations are a core component to who you are. Expectations determine what drives you, upsets you and keeps you at peace. Let’s all be honest we all have various forms and levels of expectations. We want our steak medium…not well done; a 25 minute car wash not 45; a phone call on our birthday versus a text; a shower that is warm and not cold; a best friend that knows when to reach out on a bad day; support from our core group as we strive for our goals; and on and on.
Don’t be afraid to have expectations. Don’t be shy to share them with those who are closest to you. In all reality, how does anyone know if we don’t share? A great partnership in business or in life is all about communication and communicating expectations.
On the flip side of that, do you deliver for those in your life? Are you aware of what others need and expect from you?
Expectations are thankfully not as definite as our individual needs. They are a perceived wish or desire that we believe will make us feel a certain way or deliver a perceived sense of peace. Having an open mind to our own expectations is a necessity. They have to be generally realistic and within the boundaries of a normal life. Continue to evaluate your expectations and share with others. It’s all very healthy.
What you expect, you must deliver.