“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
— Bruce Lee
Expectation has a bad reputation. We are frequently told we shouldn't have expectations. This idea of releasing ourselves and others from expectation is embedded into spiritual beliefs, literature and abounds in many cliches. Consider the following: ” Many people miss the sliver lining because they are expecting gold.” ” Expectation is the root of all heartache”. ” Expectation is the perfect ground to grow disappointment”. “Anger always comes from frustrated expectations”… and on and on it goes.