When we navigate our relationships with expectations, we set ourselves up for frustration. By eliminating rigid ideals of what something should or needs to be like, we open doors to possibilities.
Expectations often live in our heads and are not always clearly communicated. They exist as a result of past experiences or conditioning and can be completely different than those of others, even in similar situations. This implicit supposition about an outcome that may never materialize leads to disappointment.
By dropping expectations and increasing communication, we can improve not only the depth of our relationships to others, but our satisfaction of the consequences. It allows us to begin projects, friendships and conversations with curiosity, compassion and endless possibilities. Applying a growth mindset to personal and professional endeavors creates an environment of abundance and clarity that benefits everyone involved.
Where can you drop expectations today? Which relationships could benefit from you embracing a growth mindset? How?