We often [expect/want/demand/need] other people to change and do what we define as “the right thing.” But we can only [expect/want/demand/need] ourselves to change. We can change:
- Our expectations of how people should act or the world should be
- Our want of how a person/boss/co-worker should respond to a situation
- Our demand that people always do “the right thing”
- Our need to be understood by others
The hard work that needs to be done is on ourselves. The only expectation we can have of others is that their behavior will be predictable when we learn their patterns. Make changes in how you approach your expectations and you will find it easier to navigate.