What Were You Expecting?

The world of work is changing so rapidly I almost feel out of breath trying to stay current. My love/hate relationship with my task list (love the tool…hate how many items are on it!), seems to have me chasing my tail every day of the week. What about other parts of my world? I don’t think I’m trying to balance any more issues than the next person, but it does make me wonder if I’m doing something wrong.

What was I expecting?

The Way It Should Be

This issue has been weighing heavily on my mind lately…the notion of my expectations and others expectations of me. Should I conform to a particular view of how I should work, behave, or interact with them? Has the culture of my world shifted in such a way that I’ve missed something and I am out of step with the cadence of those around me?

Difficult questions to answer as I look at the world through my biased lens. (By the way, we all have our own lenses, which makes this an even more complex set of dynamics to work through.)

Sometimes what I’ve come to rely on turns out to be very different as I understand more about the new reality around me.

Time Out
In those moments we have to challenge ourselves and ask about our own expectations. What do we believe is in our future? 
Can we rely on what we’ve grown accustomed to; or, have we allowed ourselves to fall into a false sense of security based on what we “want to be true” vs “the reality of our situation?
Difficult questions to answer.
How About You
What are your expectations for your world? What about those connected to you? Have you found the proper alignment and balance between the two; or, are you working to bridge a gap that has “suddenly” appeared?

I’d love to hear from you.

No Excuses.