I think to really appreciate the life we have today, we have to let go of all expectations that certain things or an individual should look or be in a certain way.
Blessed is he who expects nothing because expectations always leads to upset and disappointment in our lives. So, its definitely in our best interests to lower the expectations we have and instead be okay with any shortcomings. Another aspect of appreciating your life today is to let go of perfection in all areas of your life. Whether, it be how you look, how you dress, saying just the right words to please everyone you encounter etc.
Relax, people will judge you anyway, so be okay with who you are today in your imperfect state . In the end perfection cripples us when it comes to make any significant strides in our life. If we are always sweating the smell stuff we will bring on an unnecessary stress into our lives .
Of course, it would be amazing if we could all live our great expectations. But we shouldn’t base our happiness and personal satisfaction on them. Because there is no rule that says we will all live to fulfill them. I knew this might sound pessimistic , simply because it goes against everything we have heard .
Alexander Pope wrote this line in the style of the Bible which meant peace of mind comes when you stop expecting and start accepting.
– “Blessed is he that can laugh at himself, he will never be ceased to be amused . Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed “.
” Goals aren’t about getting, they are about growing “
. In our quests to chase our dreams it is important to be outcome independent ( or as you put it, stop setting high expectations ). Only if we detach ourselves from the outcomes, then, we can be happy with whatever outcome there is. Because, we have stopped being disappointed. Its disappointment that causes us to stop chasing after our dreams , to capitulate prematurely, and to blind us from our own shortcomings .
In other words , being outcome independent helps us to think of numerous more things to try rather than simply give up. To lead a life without disappointment and in which we can inspire others we should expect nothing and our hearts have to be alive. Filled with passion and enthusiasm and be true to ourselves.
The English proverb blessed is he who expects nothing means having low or no expectations prevents disappointment.