Low Expectations and the Path to Sweetness

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Low Expectations and the Path to Sweetness

To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.

- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

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Low Expectations and the Path to Sweetness

Inspired by Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)'s quote, "To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.". The titled responsion is

Most of us have encountered the word "low expectations" at least once. It is not that low expectations are bad, but the way we use them can cause us problems.

When you have a high expectation of something, you will be disappointed when you reach it. However, if you have a low expectation, you can lose sight of the goal and keep moving in the wrong direction. Here is how you can use your expectations so they do not get out of hand.

Low expectations are like a drug. They get you through the hard times. Unfortunately, they are the one thing that can keep you from achieving success. If you are someone who has had a few disappointments in their life, then it is important to remember that there will be bumps in the road.

When you have high expectations of what life can offer, you feel good about yourself and you can overcome obstacles. On the other hand, if you have low expectations for the outcome, you become frustrated and angry with whatever comes your way. Instead of reaching your goal, you can become discouraged and eventually give up. So you see, having low expectations is a problem.

However, if you want to achieve success, you must have high expectations because when you start seeing a result, you want it more. It is only then that you move forward in your goal, knowing that nothing is impossible if you just try hard enough.

You might have heard, "If you have low expectations, you will never reach your goals." However, if you only expect your goals to be reached, then you will be more likely to achieve them. And if you are willing to work very hard for them, then there is no reason why you cannot achieve them.

Just remember, if you expect your expectations to be surpassed, then you will be disappointed. In reality, there are plenty of people who achieve success and who fail. But if you want to be successful, then you must have high expectations. Even if your goal seems unreachable to you at this time, then in the long run you will find that it will be reached.

Remember, success starts when you set your mind on a goal and create a sweet 'sweet' happiness about it. Then you must stay positive about what you have to accomplish and you must know that there is nothing that stands in the way of your success.

If you have low expectations, you are like the person that always loses out on opportunities. You might have dreamed about a dream job but you have failed to get it. You might also have had a dream wedding, but now you do not know what to do with it.

Instead of having low expectations, you need to have the courage to reach your dreams. And the only way to do this is to change your expectations. You need to ask yourself, "How will I do if I do everything right?" and to say "Why can't I do everything right?"

Once you learn to ask yourself this question, then it is time to look at your circumstances. See if what you think you have is holding you back. Maybe it is your attitude or your habits. You might even have some fears.

The only way to change these things is to change your beliefs. The only way to change your beliefs is to change the way that you think and speak about them. By changing your thinking, you will be able to change your beliefs and actions. Once you have answered the questions "how will I do"why can't I do everything right," you can move forward and achieve your goals.

Remember, your thoughts and actions will determine your success and failure. So you see, it is not easy but it is possible.

Flannery O'Connor

Published 2 years ago