Having expectations for the people and situations in your life is the fastest way to make you dissatisfied and unhappy. When you have expectations about how someone is supposed to be or how a situation is supposed to play out, you are basing your happiness, the quality of your day – your life on the behavior of someone else. And you probably know by now that you can't control another person’s behavior.
So, if you are waking up with anxiety, or worry or anger because of another person or situation – you are only affecting the quality of your own life. You deserve so much better! And it can be so much better if you begin to control those thoughts. It may sound counterintuitive, but lowering your expectations can really help.
I’m not talking about the expectations you have for yourself and what you can accomplish. I’m talking about the expectations you have for your kids, your spouse, and the neighbor that lets his dog bark all day. Those ones.
If you have been feeling like things are not going the way you want them to right now, then this podcast is really going to help bring more peace into your life.
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