Self Expectation

The moment we hear the word ‘expectation’, a lot comes into our mind, ‘expectations’ that we have from the world, from the people around us. ‘Expectations’ that have been fulfilled in our lives, and the ones that haven’t, the ones we still hold onto. The times we have been disappointed due to ‘unexpected’ situations, scenarios etc.

How often do we think about expectations that we have from ourselves. I tried giving this a thought and came to the question of “Do I have any expectations from me?” and if I do then what are those ‘expectations’? Have they changed over time or have I actualised the ones that I have had in the past? Do I set new expectations for my self once I have attained the previously expected and lastly how often or how much do I expect from myself?

Maybe for once we ought to forget the expectations that we have of others and the things around us. We even ought to put aside the expectations that others have of us. Somehow all this seems trivial when you stand in front of the mirror, look into your own eyes and ask yourself, “What do I expect out of me?”, and then think about how to work about and attain these expectations instead. Many of us might have done it subconsciously in the past but this time I want to consciously take a step back, let go of all other ‘expectations’ and attend to the ‘expectations’ I have of myself, for myself or for others, realise them and work upon actualising them.

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