We set expectations for ourselves, but I’m learning that grace will help alleviate falling short.
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This post was scheduled for last week and it was all about my February Small Goals. I bumped it over to this week because I didn’t feel like writing out my goals. And here we are, you’re still not getting a Small Goals post and I still don’t feel like writing one. I had set expectations that I’d be rolling over the series into 2020 in this post but I’m realizing now that I don’t think I want to.
I thought for a second as to why I felt I needed to continue the Small Goals posts this year. Leaning into my Word of the Year, the purpose of those posts is to hold myself accountable for the goals I set for myself on a monthly basis. As we settle into 2020, I don’t think I need to do that anymore. I can let go of that expectation.
Thinking about expectations, they are a huge part of our lives, and setting healthy, realistic ones is important. I completely believe it’s a form of self-care, too. They have the power to really influence the satisfaction and happiness we experience in our lives, so we have to give ourselves grace. Like so many other things in our lives, when we think something “should” happen in a particular way, it completely closes us from possibilities which, in turn, make us miss out on a lot of great opportunities.
All that to say, don’t beat yourself up when things don’t go according to plan. Have grace, for yourself, the people in the situation, and be okay with getting different results. Life is too short to dwell on something that in the long run, doesn’t really mean anything.
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