What do you expect?
How many times has someone said that to you? Usually, of course, it’s rhetorical ― a (typically critical) commentary on a particular situation: “What do you expect from a place like this/person like that/day like today?” etc.
But really, it’s a great question. One of the best you can ask or be asked. Because your answer will, in turn, answer a lot of other questions in your life.
What DO you expect? Not want. Not wish for. Expect. What do you believe is going to happen in your life?
Pay attention and you’ll notice that what you expect ― you tend to get. Expect to be exhausted, and you will be. Anticipate a bad day, and you can just about guarantee you’ll have one.
On the other hand, expect to enjoy yourself at a party … or do an incredible job in a presentation … or make X amount of money by X date … and you’ll find that the actual outcomes line up pretty closely with that expectation.
Your expectations might not...