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Living Up To Expectations

This new street is being developed not too far from where I live, and got me to thinking about the expectations we place on ourselves, our relationships, and people in our lives. If you lived on a street called “Romance Lane” could you live up to the name?

The only point I’m going to make is that, it is pretty apparent that the greatest expectations are created in our own minds and are really dominated by the word ‘could & ‘if’’!

My relationship could be better if my wife could just ________ ?

My job would be more satisfying if I could just get my boss to _______?

I could be better if I just __________?

I’m going to try and live the next week making mental notes of how expectations may be having a negative effect in every aspect of my life.

I think Fritz said it best!

“I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.” Fritz Perl

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