You go through life with expectations placed on you and in return having expectations of others, it’s the way the world works, most of the time. The excitement comes when something unexpected happens, right?
I’ve tried to live by a mantra more or less, trying to minimize my reaction to negative things. I try to expect the worst, or at least be aware of the negative consequences of everything, this way I won’t be surprised and I can minimize my disappointment. I temper this of course with my knowledge of the situation.
My life has been by no means easy and at times – I didn’t know what was going to happen next, but I’ve come out okay so far. Having a perspective and a plan has worked pretty well for me, you might think it cynical, but try living with some of my memories 😉 I find myself thankful a lot of the time that I have this little method of self preservation.
You, like me have a little mantra or thought in the back of your brain that affects your personality, your outlook, the way you look at things. Some of us have identified it, some of us haven’t, that doesn’t mean it’s not there. It’s what makes you move, change, grow, learn and strive for better things.
There are a lot more of them swimming inside my head with memories in the mix, sometimes as a segue to a higher enlightenment about myself….sometimes as a reminder of something that’s different about me now, a consequence of struggling. Always motivation of what I was, where I’ve been and where I’m going and who I am now.
What’s your motivational cue? The question inside that keeps you going…the quote you live by….the search you’ve undertaken for peace to find you…what’s yours? What makes you move?