Today’s XKCD comic is so true…
People live to fear and let fear then limit their full life way too much…
Likewise not speaking up: not testing the waters to live, is as limiting as living to fear.
The problem is when people act to expectation, those expectations will trip you up (since we all have different expectations, It’s a pain in the arse to match up expectations). Instead act in kindness and people will respond in kindness. Don’t expect anything and then nothing can bounce out of your ability to handle the situation.
Let the moment grow one step at a time.
A point to ponder is this: People are shaped way too much by expectation.
Free yourself, project out hope nary any expectation. If this is done, then life becomes freedom.
Ok what I say above will make sense to some and not to others. Let me add this following bit to help explain myself. (Several distinct results exist, but I will show only two tonight)
Being Shaped by Expectation
Having reviewed countless paths. I have no intention of going down what is tired, bored and done: usually way over done many times, already.
That is the problem many face when building up their business or life. That it becomes a process of pandering to expectation to get support. The trouble is all the support comes with the price tag of expectations and how it’s been done already. Which then leads a person in turn to being shaped by that very same expectation and end results…
In terms of potential… that’s a very limited path.
For instance when I walked the streets I saw countless street preachers, people trying to literally become Jesus to save others. In doing so, they sacrificed themselves to make that dream come true. The expectations shaped them and then destroyed them in the one swoop.
If this sounds extreme, I use it to make a point. Countless other examples exist. Look around to find other examples you have seen and compare results (and towards both good and bad endings).
The point… don’t always follow a path, make a path free of expectation. If you do this then it does open up new potentials and more importantly in being fresh… defines new hope.
So many people are losing hope right now… when right now I see more hope than ever before. Because now is the time to be new 🙂 because so much potential is to be had… once you shake loose the expectation shackles…
Often when thinking about expectations people focus on the future: how we “expect” something to be.
Also remember expectations can trip you up from the past. If you measure yourself to past expectations (of capability) at a time when you are now changing, chances are you will trip up and your expectations will cause you to be unhappy with the present state of being. Since when living in change / transformation you are starting fresh and often rebuilding up the capacity towards a new skill set.
Just something to ponder if you are working to transform your life now.