What Do You Expect?

Today is part 2 of a 5 Part series, “Master Your Mind.”

Let’s get on with it, shall we? On Wednesday we all agreed that perfection is not the goal of life. This is the mark that will never be reached, the journey that has no destination. Any attempts to pursue it despite reality will end in disappointment and heartache. There is nothing wrong with living an imperfect life. As a matter of fact it is the one thing we ALL have in common. The sooner we can wrap our minds around the¬†reality of this ageless truth, the quicker we can get on with finding what really matters in life.

So with this in mind, allow me to elaborate on such a substantial matter…PURPOSE!

Your purpose is a product of your passion. What do you love to do and what do you enjoy sharing with those around you? Your expectation can influence this matter tremendously. Do you expect good things to happen or are a “the world is coming to an end” kinda person. Do you carry an attitude of gratitude or do you feel entitled most of the time. Your expectations have the ability to shape your reality. Perfection is an absolute killer because of the devastating effect it has on our culture. It is nearly impossible to go anywhere these days without seeings images of physical perfection. The world screams “highlight reel 100% of the time.” This is simply not reality and any expectations that reflect this are senseless.

 

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photo courtesy of www.business2community.com

So what do you expect of your life? What do you expect of those around you? Remember as you reflect on these two questions that our tendency is to compare our own “behind the scenes” to that of what see on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

I sincerely wish there was something I could say to entice you to stop expecting perfection, but I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to unrealistic expectations. My plan is to live one day at a time pursuing my passion and encouraging as many people as I possibly can. I have learned over the last 10 years which included a near death situation, that never again will I be able to expect to live a perfect life. I can honestly say that this “cold hard truth” has become one of the greatest blessings in my life.