It’s Friday and I’m still basking in the glory of being a newlywed, though today is the day I have to leave the islands and head back to reality. Thankfully, reality isn’t quite over yet, as Brandon and I are returning to an immediate reception celebration with our friends and family on June 8th. To top it off, Brandon and I get seventeen more hours of travel adventure to get us home and certainly to leave with us more great travel memories.
This weekend I want to continue to think about expectations in your life, so you are just going to be getting a reflection challenge. The challenge is below, and it is a simple list of questions to ask yourself.
What do I expect of life?
What do I expect of myself?
What do I expect of others?
Do I communicate what I expect to others?
Do I communicate what I expect of myself to myself / do I let myself really dream?
What would happen if I dared to expect greatness of my life?
What would happen if I expected myself to live out my real purpose in life?
Do I have the courage to change the way I see expectations?
Do I have confidence that I can adapt adeptly to unmet expectations so that I don’t get side-tracked by unnecessary disappointment?
Am I willing to let go of past disappointments that came from inflexible expectations?
Do I emotionally understand the difference in my heart between flexible and inflexible expectations?
Am I afraid to expect big things of myself?
Who is it that told me / that I believed to set my standards low and are they happy themselves?
Do I want put in the effort to change in a positive way, or do I expect to change naturally?
Please remember that if you want to be confident and to maximize your full potential in life that it won’t just happen as a by-product of being part of this INSIDER group. My expectation of you is that you engage in the questions, in the weekly activities and in your own personal reflection time. Your expectation of yourself should be the same thing.
You are worthy of high expectations, whether or not anyone has ever told you that or not. You have great things inside of you and the world around you needs you to be your absolute best. You have a legacy to leave, so don’t ever settle for anything less!