Expectations: Premeditated Resentments?

Have you ever really thought about your expectations? 

I’ve heard it said that “expectations are premeditated resentments.” Here’s the thing: Any time our peace or happiness depends on another person’s behavior, we’re giving them the power to, at the very least, disappoint us and maybe hurt us. When we have expectations for others, we’re setting ourselves up for resentment too.

Our peace and happiness are proportional to our expectations. That means our peace and happiness are directly related to how many expectations we hold onto. Do you see how your expectations of certain people can hold the key to much of your happiness and peace? Think about all the ways you might be disappointed by the people who don’t meet your expectations. Do you think it might be time to take that powerful key back?

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Are Expectations Really Pre-meditated Resentments?
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Have you ever really thought about your expectations? Our peace and happiness are inversely proportional to our expectations. Our peace and happiness are directly related to how many expectations we insist on keeping. Think about all the ways you might be disappointed by the people who don’t meet those expectations. Do you see how those people hold the key to much of your happiness and peace? Do you think it might be time to take that powerful key back? I’ve heard it said that “expectations are premeditated resentments.” Any time our peace or happiness depends on another person’s behavior, we’re giving them the power to, at the very least, disappoint us and maybe hurt us. When we have expectations for ourselves and others, we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment and probably resentment too.
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