Monday Morning Motivation:
3 Reasons You Must Manage Your Expectations
HEY! Happy Monday everyone!
Okay, so, question for you…how well do you manage expectations? Do you do it at all? Or do you have a picture in your head of what things are supposed to be like, then experience extreme disappointment when they don’t turn out that way?
The other day, Buff and I were walking a mile or so with laptops on our backs, headed to a coffee shop to get some work done. It had been a pretty frustrating morning; we’d just found out that we needed $2500.00 worth of car repairs, news that couldn’t have come at a worse time.
(Side note: What IS the best time for $2500.00 in car repairs? Just wondering).
“UGH this is not what I thought 51 was going to look like!” I said with a great deal of exasperation.
Then I looked over at my 60-something year-old husband and thought, this is probably not what he signed up for either.
But then I had a moment; more like a realization and it had to do with the type of person I am.
Am I the type to ever slow down? Do I ever see myself not working? Will I ever retire?
No, in all three instances. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to not be moving at break-neck speed all the time but the reality is I’m never not going to be working.
So along with that epiphany, here are 3 more reasons it’s absolutely critical to manage your expectations!
3. You Miss The Beauty Of Reality
Have you ever noticed that no one ever struggles in fantasy land? It's all peaches and cream. But another simple truth is that there is learning in the valleys. Did you hear that? In your worst times and places, there is still valuable information to be gleaned! Dealing with reality also forces you to come up with ways to handle some really uncomfortable stuff and prepare you for when it happens again. Oh and it will so be prepared. That's the short, sweet skinny on today's Monday Morning Motivation. Do you agree with managing expectations? How do you do it?