Allowing your life to unfold is a beautiful way to live because you have no expectations, of yourself, of anyone. Therefore you’re never disappointed – only pleased – and sometimes surprised. What expectations do you have that are actually holding you back?
Expectations of yourself
What would it feel like to simply let yourself love yourself – exactly as your are? No thinner or fatter, no younger or older, no more outgoing or more poised. Just being you and loving yourself for being that.
We are each unique. We are a distinctive combination of our gifts, our passions, our beliefs and our past. Those are all mixed up into what we expect.
But what if we didn’t expect anything of ourselves? Would we be pleasantly and continuously surprised?
Drop your expectations of someone else
If we expect someone to act in a certain way, we have to drop that. It’s their path, their journey. If we want them to do something for us, we have to stop looking outside ourselves and instead do it for ourselves.
You’ve got enough to do for yourself without waiting around for someone else to do something you want them to do. It’s a waste of time and energy.
Expectations of success
We do our work and expect it to succeed. We even have a certain set of measurements for success – sales, completed projects, clicks – whatever we’ve decided will point to success.
But what if you simply put your work out there and trusted? Trusted that it would reach the people who needed to hear it, touch the hearts that were ready to receive it, changed the lives that were ready to be changed? There’s no measurement of “success” when you trust your work to touch the lives it’s supposed to touch.
Let go of expectations
That doesn’t mean you don’t need to have a goal, or move in a thought-out direction; but when you stay open to the doors that open in the process, you may find yourself on a totally different journey than the one you expected.
And that’s a LOT of fun.
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What if You Broke the Mold?
The Many Faces of Your Calling
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