“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” COCO CHANEL
Sometimes the expectations I have about an outcome have prevented me from seeing other, more advantageous, possibilities. When we focus on a particular outcome it can close us off to those other options because we are busy trying to force the wall in front of us into a door. We could even miss the fact there may not be a door there. When something isn’t working and I want to stay open to the possibility of other solutions I ask myself questions … “Am I forcing this situation to conform to my expectations? Is this expectation realistic in the big picture? What other approach may be more viable?” and, “Do I have clarity on what my ultimate intention is?”.
Could these questions bring more clarity to how you address your expectations?