718: How to be Happier and Calmer by Releasing Expectations
I'll never forget the first time my Mom told me about releasing expectation. I was hoping for something to happen at school, elementary school, in case you are wondering. I remember the talk but not the thing I was hoping for. I sat in amazement when she simply said, "don't attach expectation to it". What? Whatever it was, I wanted it to happen. There was no doubt.
I couldn't understand what this crazy woman was saying. Don't expect it, was the worst advice ever. Maybe it was the worst for a 12 year old kid, but it certainly is the best advice for a 53 year old man, or anyone for that matter.
Today I will discuss the very concept my mom was trying to teach me back in the day. To her credit, I have learned it now and pass it on to you in hopes it will serve you too.
What you will learn in this episode:
- The nature of expectation
- How releasing expectation is a sign of egolessness
- What expectation says about the openness of your mind
- 6 Tips for helping you release expectation
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