I have reached the point in my life where others' expectations just don't concern me much anymore.
At the most basic level, I care only
about my own expectations of myself (and I have to evaluate even those
on a regular basis, to make sure I'm not being too hard on myself or too
lazy), what my wife expects of me (since she is half of my own whole) and what I perceive to be God's expectations of me - but, since I
am more of a grace / Atonement kid of guy than a strict obedience /
damnation kind of guy, I don't tend to worry as much as some people do.
Planning is important; anticipation of possibilities is important; worry is harmful; unrealistic expectations can be damaging and even damning.
come to accept that my best effort is all I can give, so that's all
that I can expect myself to give - and that means, sometimes, letting go
of something or even taking a nap to revitalize is all I can give.
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