Managing Expectations

Managing expectations.  This topic was brought up and requested that I write about it for my weekly Wednesday blog.  Well, what can I say?  People are fallible.  They will most of the time, disappoint us.  We can’t rely too heavily on the promises from others because 9 times out of 10 they will let us down.  Sometimes I feel like I could have the right stars in alignment, the situation or task should come together seamlessly and then BAM!  Someone drops the ball and the whole project goes to shit.  It happens way more often than I’d like to admit but not only am I guilty of the same thing, there is a solution.  If I accept others as being just as they are, human beings who make mistakes, just like I do, therefore lowering my expectations of them or having none at all; I leave the results ultimately in God’s hands.  If I put all my physical, mental and emotional effort into a project and it still fails, it’s obviously not God’s plan for me and I need to change my mind about it and seek something else.  It really is a tough principle to practice and it’s incredibly tough to make progress in this area but as Les Brown says, “It’s Possible!” He’s correct!  All my dreams and wishes are possibly going to come true.  If I’m hungry enough and persistent enough-and if it be God’s will, it’s all possible!  Some might ask, “At what point do you give up and try something else?” When you have absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, done everything you can and then have done even a little more, and it still fails?  Time to change your mind about it and get into something else.  “It’s my actions that will either save me or kill me” -Robert B.  I encourage any comments, questions or criticisms so feel free to let me know what you think.

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