Expectation according to Merriam Webster Dictionary
: belief that something will happen or is likely to happen : a feeling or belief about how successful, good, etc., someone or something will be
Are expectations a good thing?
"High expectations are the key to everything."
Are expectations a bad thing?
"When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
- Ryan Reynolds
We all have expectations:
for ourselves and others,
from others and
Some expectations are conscious and many unconscious. Conflicts happen because spoken or unspoken expectations are not met. Feelings linger when expectations for ourselves, of others or life fall short.
Stephen Hawkings said:
"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."
Do expectations support or sabotage?
Letting go of expectations to answer this question and shifting to the question --
How are my expectations supporting or sabotaging my life?