Expectations suck

Expectations suck


You should.

You should buy that.

You should know I need you.

You should have promoted me.

You should notice my new shoes.

You should make me soup when I am sick.


I should be making more money by now.

I should be married with children.

I should go to that conference.

I should clean the house.

I should get up earlier.

I should.


Expectations = frustration, anger. Expectations can lead us down the garden path.

Separate wants from shoulds. Really, who owes you? Society, a corporation, your parents, your partner, your children, yourself?

We all want. Wanting is good. Let it motivate you.

Should on the other hand is a story we tell ourselves. Should is believing that our version is the true and righteous one. That only we count, only our story is real.

Want. It is okay to want. However, let go when your want does not become reality.

Like this? So will your friends.

Comments 3

  1. Emily

    What a great perspective! Wanting is good….love it. Thanks for the post!

  2. Jen

    Expectations can be totally unrealistic. And can be the cause of problems if we cannot live up to them. I guess some are acceptable, but we have to be true about what we can actually do.

  3. Natalia

    I love this post, short and direct. The message is great and I also think sometimes we think we should do things imposed by external people and we don’t even question them! x


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