There’s not a direct line in life connecting Point A to Point B. Instead, the road of life lays before us with turns, twists, and bends, many of which are unforeseen. How we handle the curves, and react to what’s on the other side of the mountain is all part of the journey. The unexpectedness of life’s detours are what shape us.
Expectations are what one perceives is going to happen. Holding life to an expectation of how we think it should unfold, often results in disappointment. Previous experiences can suggest what might transpire, but in truth no two experiences will ever be the same. By eliminating the anticipation of a specific outcome, the possibilities often unfold better than imagination could have envisioned. Setting low expectations is not what I am suggesting. What I am driving at, is managing them by minimizing them. There is no such thing as mapping out every situation, so letting go of as much expectation as possible, offers a sometimes smoother, but always more exciting ride.
Having a mindset to be flexible with plans means letting go of control over a situation. Adjustments to plans are part of every journey. Enjoying life as it unfolds naturally before us is the most authentic way to live. Being okay with things not going according to a plan can be challenging. What makes the challenge worthwhile is when a breathtaking view or experience lays before you, one that would have gone undiscovered, had strictly expectation been allowed to dictate the way.
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