Sometimes we feel cheated on by others.
Sometimes we feel cheated on by our circumstances.
Sometimes we feel cheated on by life itself.
In any case, we are faced with the reality that things aren’t always what they seem – we don’t always get what we expect. And we begin to learn that our expectations are like fine pottery – the harder we hold on to them, the more likely they are to crack wide open.
So what can we do?
Embrace reality, and make the best of it.
The truth is, we were promised trials and tribulations right from the beginning. They were always part of the program. Growing up we were told, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” And I’ve accepted it. The relationships, jobs, and projects that didn’t work out led me closer to the ones that did. The things I’ve lost too soon opened my mind to understandings and opportunities I never fathomed beforehand. So while I’ve rarely gotten exactly what I wanted, I’ve often received more than I bargained for.
Of course, in the heat of the moment, when disappointing things are happening to YOU, not to others, and the outcomes you’re dealing with are REAL, not imagined, embracing reality and making the best of it is not easy.
You feel cheated on.
You feel victimized.
You feel crushed.
Which is why, first and foremost, it’s important to…
Learn to Be Mindful of Your Expectations
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