Expectations

Expecting Conflict

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Communication, Conflict Theory, Expectations | Comments Off on Expecting Conflict

Expectations are so intertwined with conflict that it deserves another blog – probably deserves many blogs An interesting challenge with expectations is that they are rarely discussed. We expect people to be on time, understand the situation, stay calm, have a back-up plan, finish their part, know that a subject bothers us – and the list goes on and on and on. We expected something different than what developed. Each conflict contains some expectation. Someone forgot a birthday, did not finish a project, interrupted me, fell behind on a payment, did not call, or missed a meeting. On a...

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Expectations

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Communication, Conflict Theory, Expectations | Comments Off on Expectations

The Power of Reasonable Life Choices New Year summons us to let go of the past year and look with optimism to beginning a new one. It is estimated that 45% of the population make resolutions for the coming year. The underlying message of a resolution is an expectation. “I will lose ten pounds because I expect of myself that I am able to do so.” In reality, seventy-three percent of those who make resolutions quit before realizing their goal. This is when the hammer of expectations slams down on us. We cannot even live up to our own expectations! In other words, we have failed – again....

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