What would happen today if you not only identified your Expectations, but you also shared them? What might unfold if you stopped assuming people knew what you wanted?
I find it so amusing how people wander around thinking and believing that others can read their mind. Expecting people who are personally close to them to know what and how they want something. In our egocentrism we assume everyone else thinks, feels, and wants the same.
“Everyone wants to get married, have a home, drive a car and work for years in a profession to then retire, right? The definition of success is the same for you and I, correct? Our children will grow up to want children, just like we did, right?”
“You totally understand that I need my quiet time in the morning, without me communicating that, right? When I go on a date, you know that I was culturally brought up to Expect the man to pay, right? You do understand that I Expect you to tell me when something is wrong, for I will not ask, its just not something I’m comfortable with.”
I could go on and on and on with examples. Quiet and overt Expectations riddle our life. Especially in our closest and most intimate relationships. We Expect people who “know” and love us to perceive and identify what we want.
To Free ourselves and others is to communicate our Expectations in an open, loving, unconditional way. In asking another for clarification with regard to their Expectations, we Free them as well. To Assume, we burden all… Can you Free yourself and others today? Share with us your Ah-Ha moments with Expectations.