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Expectations vs. Expectancy – What’s the Difference?

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Expectations versus expectancy seem synonymous but are emotionally different. They both deal with anticipated behaviors, but the former we impose on the people we care about, whereas the latter we accept. Unfortunately, many of us get two confused. This is because we believe or assume others have our expectations when the truth is they don’t. 

However, we project our anger onto our loved ones thinking they broke our expectations when they are living out of their own values and beliefs. Instead of shifting our mindset to expectancy, which honors the other’s values and behaviors, we stir up unreasonable anger within us by projecting our expectations onto the unaware person. Hence, our wellness suffers because we feel constantly disrespected by misreading the behaviors of others. In this episode, we clarify the difference between one and the other and its importance to us.

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