The problem with expectations is that everyone, at some point of time, have some of them, with or without doing anything in the first place.
We “expect” someone to do something for us, just because and this is something that is in your head. Now looking at this from the other person’s point of view, he is not liable to do anything at all.
Another scenario is, when you specially do something, just to get something in return. Another form of an expectation. However, the deed was with motive and not from the heart, and yet again, if it isn’t reciprocated from the other side, it is you who feels disappointed.
In every scenario, it boils down to one person being disappointed in the entire transaction. Wouldn’t it be better if you stop expecting and if you just do? Wouldn’t everything be simpler?
Think about these “one-sided expectations” the next thing you expect something in your head!
People have a lot of expectations from others…
And, for everything you want in your life, there’s some expectation from someone for something.
“I did something for you and now I expect you to do something for me in return”
The problem with expectations is that, you give to take, not to just give and that’s it. When the former happens, everything is a transaction for you and there’s no action without a consequence for you!
But, expectations are the worst!
Irrespective of the transactional mindset already being a problem, others might not think what you think and they don’t expect to do something just because… (various reasons added here).
And, now you, who was expecting something, feel let down, because in your mind, you “expected” them to do your task and now you don’t see eye-to-eye with that person.
Expectations are horrible and shouldn’t be on your mind in the first place! You’d be much more peaceful and calm without them. Be 100% accountable for your actions and ASK when there’s something you want.