High Expectations versus Disappointment

This is the post where I ask my close friends and family not to chime in with zealous agreement when I say that I have high expectations. Sometimes ridiculously high expectations that are sometimes impossible to reach.

In my head I often build things up, similar to Clark Griswold in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, and then when things fall flat I get disappointed.

Really, this applies to many facets of my life: special events that I look forward to, opportunities that I hope to take advantage of, projects around the house, and (of course) my expectations I have for myself, John, my family and friends.

What you mind wonder is why the hell this is even a problem; you've probably heard that having high expectations is a good thing, right?

Me too.

It only becomes a problem when things fall short, or my expectations aren't met and I become disappointed.

Every time this happens, I ask John what I need to do to remedy this feeling of disappointment. And every time we conclude that I just need to lower my expectations.

What do you think? Should I just lower my expectations for myself, John, family and friends?

I mean, I already know that my Griswold tendencies to build up speciai events is over the top. Don't worry, I'm working on that.

Over and out.


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