Everyone is at a different place on their journey, so their words and actions will reflect that. If you want to have more successful, happier relationships with people, it’s important that you should expect less. The biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations. Here are the 10 things you should not expect from others:
Nobody is perfect
You cannot expect everyone to be your puppet. Disappointments are part of life. Imperfections are made to be perfect. View negative things in a positive way. A lot of people give others a really tough time when they slip up and it makes them feel let down. This obsessive compulsion to be perfect and have everything going your way may be dangerous.
Stop expecting them to fit your idea of who they are
Loving and respecting others means allowing them to be themselves. All you need to do is to appreciate them, respect them. Be happy with them for who they are not for who you want them to be. You don’t know through what other person is going through so stop expecting.
Stop expecting them to be “OK”
Every smile hides an inner struggle. We are measured by our ability to overcome insecurities. Supporting, sharing and making contributions to other people is one of life’s greatest rewards. Because sometimes not being “OK” all the time, is perfectly OK.
Stop expecting them to agree with every word you say
At times even your closest friend don’t agree upon something. All you need to do is expect the fact that people change, everyone has their different opinions. You need to disagree at some things through this people challenge and discover something really new and interesting.
Stop expecting them to suddenly change
If you really want to change something you need to be honest and put everything in front of the other so other person is well aware of how you feel and what you need them to do. You can’t change people and you shouldn’t try. Either you accept who they are or you choose to live without them.
Stop expecting them to always do the right thing based on your standards
People’s behavior is based upon their up bringing, culture, beliefs, etc. Expecting others to do things according to you will make you frustrated. All you need to do is just focus on your own moral values, and let others live their own life.
Stop expecting (and needing) them to like you
You might feel unwanted and unworthy to one person, but you are priceless to another. Don’t ever forget your worth. Spend time with those who love you, who value your worth.No matter how good you are to people, there will always be one negative person who criticizes you. Smile, ignore them, and carry on.
Stop expecting them to treat you how you treat them
We don’t live in a perfect world. People will still treat us poorly because they lack a true relationship with themselves.
Stop expecting them to be the same person they were a year ago
People change over time based on their experiences and circumstances.
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Article by Born Realist