Expectations and the enemy of a happy life.
Think of your expectations as pink (or any other color) glasses that YOU made and proudly wear all the time. You never take them off and you see the world only through them. That's not the world, that's your biased view of it and it comes with consequences. The sooner you take them off, the better.
Although it sounds easy, it is not. It requires a tremendous amount of effort and discipline to have them off. It is hard to look at the world as it is and accept it that way.
Ditching off expectations will push you into your discomfort zone because you will need to change. You will need to adapt to the new reality before you. Although it was there all the time, you tried to see it differently with your pink glasses.
"What makes earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it should feel like Heaven." Chuck Palahniuk
Look at the world as it is and stop setting expectations. It's going to be hard, but you can do it with perseverance.
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