As we approach the final stretch of January, our month of Awareness, let’s take a look at Expectations and Intentions.
Some notes on Expectations….
* Expectations…… Fear at it’s finest!
*Expectations…Wanting things to be different than they are!
*Expectations are about DOING….
*Expectations have a language of their own…should, could, would, why didn’t etc.
*What I have learned about living in Expectations from Fearless Living is that it will guarantee disappointment and possibly sadness, irritation, guilt, and the feeling of being ignored.
*When we live in Expectation we allow fear to take control of our destiny!
*Let’s take Expectations and turn them into Intentions.
*Intentions… Living on purpose in the reality of the present moment.
*Instead of wishing, waiting and hoping that things will be different, we can begin to live on purpose by coming from: I am willing to, I intend to, and I allow myself to…
* Along with Intentions we look at some goals to support them in our journey.
*We no longer give fear or others the power to disappoint us.
*Take out your notepad or journal and write down some of your common Expectations. Then I want you to turn them into Intention statements and write 2 goals to support those Intentions.
Example from Maureen’s notepad:
My Expectation: I should be in better shape for my age!
My Intention statement: I am willing to explore being gentle with myself as I work towards getting healthier.
My 2 Goals: 1. Practice the gentle stretching my friend Joy showed me.
2. Make one salad a day to have with dinner.
Have fun becoming aware of your Expectations….They won’t bite I promise! And your Intentions supported by a goal or two will allow you to move towards Fearlessness!
Until next time,