What do you expect from the people closest to you?
Take a second to think about that. Most of us would be quick to say we don’t expect anything from anyone but realistically we do. We assume that just because someone plays a certain role in our lives that they HAVE to do certain things. In reality, no one has to do anything and no one owes you a thing.
When we set expectations we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. Humans are flawed and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about that. Your expectations are probably blocking your happiness and here are 3 reasons why.
1.People do what they want to do, not what you tell them to do.
2.You can’t change anyone.
3.You don’t have control over anyone but yourself.
We can’t live life expecting people to care, love us, make us a priority, show up to our events, check on us as much as we would like them to, make us feel special, wanted , and appreciated. It’s reality. We cannot change the way people think and view life , we can try to help them but when we fail at it we get frustrated and disappointed. We cannot expect people to treat us the way we treat them. If you have a good heart continue to spread love and be the good person that you are because that’s who you are not because you expect it in return.
Imagine if you lived life not expecting anything from anyone? You wake up every single day, thankful for the day , doing everything for you , being nice to those around you and living life on your terms doing what makes you happy. How peaceful would that be?
The thing about our expectations sometimes is that they are unrealistic, even if you don’t think they are unrealistic they might be to the person you are expecting them from.
We are all different and we don’t all look at life the same. Everyone has been through different traumas and life changes. Accept people for who and what they are. If someone doesn’t treat you how you want them to, leave. We all deserve to be treated well, you shouldn’t have to ask for that. It should happen naturally.
Be love. Spread love. Show love. ❤️
Peace begins when expectations end.