whatdidyouexpect

What Did You Expect?

What Did You Expect?

Originally published 10/12/2016

We often hear the adage, “Expectation breeds disappointment,” or some variation on this.  I believe there is a critical part of this statement that is, ironically, missing.  It is “unstated.”  The truer phrase is, “Unstated expectation breeds disappointment.”  Through experience, I have found that the best approach is not letting go of all expectation, which I think is almost impossible, but rather to get your expectations out in the open.

When you start out, you may not think you have any expectations...