In order to have more successful relationships, you have to stop expecting certain things from people. You must understand, that everyone has different views and thoughts that won’t always match yours. David Wolfe came up with a great list of things to stop expecting from others.
1. Stop Expecting Them to Do the “Right Thing”
Everyone has different morals, ethics and spiritual beliefs. What you believe to be right in a situation may not be right to others. Expecting someone to do right in your eyes will likely end in frustration in situations when right and wrong aren’t clearly defined.
2. Stop Expecting Them to be Perfect
Giving someone else a hard time when they make a mistake only reflects on your own character. Holding grudges can put a strain on your relationship. Allow people to make mistakes and learn from them on their own, and remember not to judge.boss
3. Stop Expecting Them to Agree
Even best friends don’t agree on everything, so don’t get upset when someone has an opinion that’s different from yours. Unique perspectives and beliefs are often what keeps creativity flowing and allows better solutions to be found.
4. Stop Expecting Them to Know What You’re Thinking
While some people are very intuitive to the feelings of others, most aren’t able to know how you’re feeling or what you’re thinking at any given moment. Express yourself clearly so others don’t have to guess your thoughts. Honest and open communication builds stronger relationships.read minds
5. Stop Expecting Them to Understand
Not everyone will understand you, and they don’t need to. As long as you understand who you are, what you’re feeling and what your goals are, being accepted by others isn’t important.
6. Stop Expecting Them to Save You
Good friends and family members will be there to pick you up when you fall, but don’t rely on them to put the pieces back together when something goes wrong. Everyone has their own struggles. The only person responsible for your happiness is you.superhero
7. Stop Expecting Them to Return the Favor
Despite the golden rule, not everyone will show you the same kindness you show them. Some people treat others poorly because they aren’t truly happy with themselves. Regardless of someone else’s negativity, treat others with kindness. You never know what someone is secretly struggling with.
8. Stop Expecting Them to Stay the Same
People change. Their experiences and circumstances often shape them into someone new. Accepting that will help you move on from old relationships and be able to cut negative people out of your life.breakup
9. Stop Expecting Them to Have Everything Together
Life often throws unexpected things our way. Have compassion for others and understand that most people are just trying to do the best they can. Offer a helping hand when needed and never judge.
10. Stop Expecting Them to Guide You
Having a mentor or someone to look up to is great, but finding motivation within yourself is important in order to succeed. Find what makes you happy and go for it. With some hard work, persistence and self-motivation, anything is possible.
Watch the video below to find out how to say “thank you” instead of “i’m sorry,” to cultivate better relationships: