Happy Easter! I hope you have all enjoyed as much as I have. It’s been great to catch up with family, friends, drink rum punch, over indulge in Salt Fish Fritters, Ducana and more fried fish – I will be working extra hard in the gym next week to burn off all the bad (but tasty) food and drink i’ve consumed.
This post is about expectations! Something which we have in many people or things/situations but sometimes it those expectations don’t quite come through. For me, having to deal with a situation where the expectation or standard isn’t met is extremely hard. I HATE feeling disappointed or ‘some type of way’ about things and often battle with how to act in situations like this. Do you stay tight lipped? Voice your frustration but risk causing an argument? Use it as a lesson learned? All of these things I consider when I encounter a situation where my expectation has not been reached.
One of the things that we all have to understand and accept is that sometimes, people will not come through for you the way you would for them. That doesn’t make them a bad person and sometimes you have to put yourself in their shoes to try and understand their actions and make sense of them. Recently, I’ve encountered a few instances of the ‘expectation’ of a situation has not being reached or having to double think with ‘but hold on’ running through my mind at the forefront. My innate reaction is to blurt out my frustration but now I’ve been teaching myself to first put myself in the other person’s shoe and if I still deem the issue an issue, voice my issue with reason rather than anger. Sounds easy right? lool but honestly, for me it takes A LOT. I certainly won’t lessen my expectations in another person but I do now take note that, sometimes people may not physically or mentally be able to come through for you like you can/would do for them. People face battles or some maybe are naive or not know how to react or act in situations they have never encountered personally.
I’ve also realised that my bar of expectation can sometimes be set very high, mainly because I compare it to what I set myself. I hate the idea of not coming through for someone or not meeting the expectation of being a friend but I have to also see things from the other sides point of view.
The journey of personal growth continues…..
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