It is with great joy that I welcome you to this new year, may it bring to pass all your good dreams.
So many things has been said about expectations from been hurt or disappointed to been surprised beyond wildest imaginations but above all it is also important for us to have a view of what expectations is all about and why it is important or disdain to have them.
The Oxford Advance Learners Dictionary defines expectation as a strong belief that something good will happen. As Humans it is not just important but also of necessity to have expectations. Every notable man or woman that has ever achieved anything substantial in life has a goal or dream backed up with expectations.
It was Sarah Ban Breathnach who said “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday”. Ralp Marton also opined “Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance, raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself and then do what is necessary of reality”.
In reality it is not expectations itself that hurt or disappoint but people and above all the disappointments and hurts, it is still ideal to expect.
I will close with this Proverbs 23:18(KJV) “For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off”. In short if a man expects nothing, he will definitely get nothing. When next you meet someone who is devoid of expectations, tell them it’s ok to expect but not too high and with hope that they can edge past disappointments.
I want to ask you as journey through this year ” what are your expectations?” Don’t give up on your good dreams, its not too late you can still make it.
I believe in you!
God bless you!