Don't lower your expectations!
A while back I saw a post on Instagram that really struck a chord with me.
“The key to happiness is low expectations.
Nope, even lower.
There you go.”
Now this was probably meant to be mostly funny, I get that. The problem is that there are far too many people out there that live the message of that post. They’re reading that joke thinking, “Yes, that’s it. In order for me to be happy I should just lower my expectations. My life is never going to get much better than this so why get my hopes up or wish for more when I’m just going to be let down.”
First of all, don’t buy into that bull crap. We are not buying what you’re selling Inter-web. Take those lies somewhere else – preferably very far away.
Secondly, why, why, why would anyone want to reinforce the story that the key to happiness is to lower your expectations? Why would you even joke about that?
Finally, you do not need to lower your expectations to find happiness. And if you have spent any of your valuable time buying into that, stop right now. The stories we buy into are the ones that become true. We manifest our thoughts and beliefs so you better get rid of that one real quick!
I for one, refuse to lower my expectations. I refuse to believe that my life should be less than it could be so that I don’t get disappointed when my dreams don’t come true or even basic expectations about a decent life don’t actualize. I will not buy into that and I beg you not to buy into it either.
Lower expectations are not the key to your happiness, they are the key to you being stuck in your same old life. Do you want to be stuck in your same old life or would you rather have a better one? (I’m just going to assume we all answered that question the same). Then allow yourself to want what you want. Allow yourself to expect things from yourself, from others, from life, from the universe. That doesn’t mean it is going to come easy, but it does mean it is going to happen if you put your heart, soul and hard work into it.
I don’t want my life to be one where lower expectations are the key to happiness. I want my life to be one where expectations are continually exceeded. Where the goals are lofty, yet reached over and over again. One where insanely ridiculous dreams come true. Don’t lower your expectations, keep reaching them higher and higher and drown out the rest of the noise.