Projected unmet expectations about the future create depression, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, impatience and hopelessness. If you didnt have expectations, you would simply take things as they came and deal with them. Without expectations, acceptance of what is would be infinitely easier. And you would be happier.
What is the problem with expectation?
The problem of expectation occurs when we expect something to happen without good reasons for that expectation. If I believe that my expectations alone will bring me what I want, I am using magical thinking and setting myself up for disappointment.
Why is it bad to have expectations?
Your expectations shape your reality. They can change your life, emotionally and physically. You need to be extra careful about (and aware of) the expectations you harbor as the wrong ones make life unnecessarily difficult. Be especially wary of the expectations that follow—they give people all kinds of trouble.
Whats wrong with having high expectations?
Having high expectations can, at times, cause emotional distress such as anxiety and depression. The findings of a study showed that a group of law students who were expected to do well by their parents experienced severe levels of depressive, anxiety or stress symptoms.
Why do expectations always hurt?
We expect that one person to be an all-rounder, in all these traits. But when he fails into one or two of these roles, we get disappointed. Again, EXPECTATIONS HURT! Expectations urge you to be a better person; it constantly keeps a person motivated to achieve his/her goals.
What does expectations lead to?
Setting goals (or expectations) motivates us, excites us, and makes us want to push ourselves to grow. Managing expectations is not always going to be easy, since there are good and bad sides to having them. We should always remember that certain things might be in our control, while many might not.
How expectations can hurt us?
Expectations can really hurt us, because we cant predict an outcome. So many relationships fail because of expectations we put on the other person and ourselves. When we learn to accept and be grateful for what we have and who we are, we let go of our expectations.
How do expectations affect performance?
A growing body of research shows that expectations can influence everything from our perception of taste and enjoyment of experiences to our performance on specific tasks. And its not just our own expectations that matter, but the expectations of those around us too.
How do you know if your expectations are too high?
How do you recognize if your expectation level is too high? Here are four signs; You believe that those in your life (personal or professional) should know what you need without you having to say anything. You want others to be just like you. Dont worry, theyll change.More items •Aug 15, 2019