Didn't See That Coming: EXPECTATIONS


When you think of expectations you think of ones you have for other people or things. You expect for your friends to be there when you're down. You expect for this computer you are logging on to read this blog to work and bring you to our lovely space on these here internets. You expect for your paycheck every other Friday. You expect every song on the radio to be an embarrassmaent. You even expect for fools to disappoint you. Of course, yes I expect these same things, but I missed something huge. I forgot about the expectations I have for myself. In fact, I allowed this oversight to hurt me in a major way. Don't be nosy, the particulars are not important. I allowed myself to ignore my own standards for a wrinkle in time. I overlooked that I need to hold myself to those same super-high standards I hold for others. I don't want to sound cliche, but you shouldn't expect from others what you don't expect from yourself. Maybe it is a cliche for a reason, they tend to work that way. I just want to give a word that you need to start holding yourself strictly to what you deem to be your morals or decisions. Take it from someone who is feeling the sting of being a lackluster human being, it is worth the time to examine. I wouldn't lead you wrong... I know you expect more.


Peace y'all...

3 comment(s) thus far...:

Assertive Wit said...

I haven't written a blog since the VMA's because I was busy having a baby but this short and sweet blog you just wrote has given me the push I needed to finish writing my blogs while Babybottoms is on snooze from a feeding!

I really couldn't have said this better (your blog).

Monicarol.Evans said...

Alise, This is short, sweet and to the point.

Expectations are something else,ya know? I've learned to lower my expectations of other people b/c I've been disappointed when they fall short.

So us that CAN reach higher must, so that we can be an example to all the idiots out here that can't do any better.

amymay said...

You can never be lackluster... but anyway...

Excellence is its own reward. And people tend to live up to your expectations when you raise the bar for yourself... afterall, they don't wanna have you makin' em look bad!

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