Hopes and expectations

Hopes are important. A hope is simply a desire that something may happen in the future. It gives us the energy to build for the long term.

An expectation, on the other hand, is a strong belief that something will happen. It sounds like a fine line as an expectation seems to just be a stronger version of hope. And, it often is a fine line.

But, the fine line changes everything. It is possible to hope for something and not be disappointed or unhappy. Expectations, on the other hand, muck with our happiness and our ability to continue plugging away.

And, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it is the importance of optimizing toward plugging away.

The ability to hope but not expect is the go to skill of a professional.

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