Some say the key to happiness is aligning our expectations with reality. Expecting the best can lead to disappointment while setting expectations low can provide delightful surprise.
As humans it seems impossible to not create expectations for ourselves and others so it’s tempting to expect less, to trade frustration for easy satisfaction.
At &yet we’ve learned the importance of honestly examining our expectations and clearly communicating them. Once explained and understood, expectations (especially lofty ones) become incredibly potent tools for encouragement and empowerment. The results are valuable, creative, and more often than not, delightfully surprising.