5 things that make it difficult for you to control your expectations, you know?

Generally, everyone has hopes that are stored and want to be realized. However, as has often happened, the reality sometimes says otherwise. The hope that exists even feels like a burden in itself for one or various reasons.

Therefore, controlling expectations is important to know. That way, you too can take the right attitude towards your own expectations. To understand it further, you need to know first five things that can make it difficult for you to control expectations. Come on, take a look at the following reviews!

1. Have unrealistic expectations

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Expectations will certainly be more difficult to control if they are too excessive and unrealistic. It’s okay for everyone to hope for the best for themselves. However, there are still some things that should be considered carefully.

As well as expectations that you want, understand how far your capacity to achieve it. Adjust first to your current situation and condition. Not only that, it’s also a good idea to really understand why you want to realize these expectations. This is important so that you can find out the reasons behind your own expectations.

2. The hope you have is not strong enough

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If excessive expectations overwhelm you when trying to make it happen, the opposite also happens if your expectations are too weak or not strong enough. In other words, the spirit needed to maintain that hope is not strong enough, especially if you want to make it happen.

Surely you can guess for yourself that hopes that are too weak will usually disappear on their own as if they never existed. So it really comes back to your own decision, huh!

3. Don’t understand the important meaning of hope

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How can you control hope, if you still don’t understand what the real meaning of hope is? The hope that you hold tightly, actually has various valuable meanings according to your own point of view or perception.

If that’s the case, self-awareness is needed to find out and try to understand the important meaning of existing expectations. Thus, the pent up hope has a valuable value that you can use as a reference when you are trying your best.

Also read: 5 Ways to Deal with Failure, Don’t Lose Hope!

4. The hidden hope comes from someone else

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Please check again by contemplating this carefully, is your hope really coming from yourself? Or maybe your hopes actually come from other people? In other words, your expectations turn out to be other people’s expectations that don’t necessarily match and you want.

There are various possibilities that could cause this to happen. But regardless of the reason, you need to be aware of this immediately. This is so that you don’t just realize the unsuitable expectations in the middle of the road. If it comes to that, your time and energy will be wasted, you know.

5. The efforts made are not commensurate with existing expectations

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Well, this is also something that often happens but often does not want to be acknowledged. Yes, controlling expectations will certainly be very difficult if the efforts made to realize these expectations are not appropriate.

If the effort and hope are not commensurate, it means that there is a mismatch that makes the two things contradict each other. As a result, you will feel tired and bored because there is no meeting point between the two.

So, controlling expectations also requires proper and wise understanding. Thus, it is hoped that the five things above can be used as part of valuable learning materials. Hopefully useful, yes!

Also read: 5 Ways to Stay Enthusiastic Even though Hope Hasn’t Been Realized

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