How successful are you in managing your expectations? You may be quite happy and contented to deal with the ups and downs of being disappointed with others.
Expectations are like fine pottery. The harder you hold them the more likely they are to crack.Brandan Sanderson
But when we managing our expectations we can remain more grounded in reality. For example, if I lend money to someone I consider it a gift until I get it back. Nothing breaks a relationship quicker than someone who doesn’t pay us back the money we lend to them.
We can also limit disappointment when we keep an open mind when dealing with others. People are going to let you down. They are not going to keep their promises sometimes.
The most beneficial way to deal with these situations is to keep your focus. Be mindful of becoming judgmental. Don’t make rash decisions without. Get the facts.
In the end, all that matters is that you avoid resting your happiness and contentment in the hands of another human being. At the cost of being cynical when you do you will be disappointed.
Trust I the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.Proverbs 3:5-6