expectation for appreciation?
How High is Your Level of Expectation?There is a story about a young girl that was groomed for years to be a queen. The mother and daughter went above and beyond to prepare and campaign to win the coveted, “Homecoming Queen” at her high school. No matter how much they prepared, the expectation behind “winning” was so much more powerful than anything else. Have you just “expected” something sensational to happen because of your preparation or commitment? What was the result? Did you press on or simply give up? The monumental day came when they announced the winner who was named, “homecoming queen” and she was not picked. The sad result is this young woman committed suicide.
Do We Appreciate When It Is Too Late?It is not to say, that any of us would have the same fate, but is there a level of expectation that might put you over the edge if you did not? I do not mean to make this into some morbid story, but for some of us with life’s current economic situation, it might be tougher for most. We spend so much time expecting things to happen in our lives instead of just appreciating what we already have the right in front of us. I do not have that million dollar job, but I have a job that pays the bills and I am happy with it. Same goes for a business you might have started that might not be worth hundreds of thousands per month, but it supports your well-being. Pays the rent, you get the picture. Appreciation for what life has already given us is hard for some of us to see. Being able to see past what you did not meet versus what you already have can be the difference from those that do not give up and those that do. Can you appreciate that not everything is going to work out like you envisioned? Can you see your mistakes or failures (if any) as an opportunity?
What do you really appreciate?
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