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Stop Expecting From Others

by Madiha Rizvi
Stop Expecting From Others

Stop Expecting From Others

Understanding how our brain works will help you to understand why we need to stop expecting from others. One of the essential concepts in life is gaining self-awareness, so I want you to continue reading even if the title didn’t catch your attention at first pass.


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Life is a cycle of expectations, demands and reactions. You expect something from someone. They react in their unique way, which makes you react differently, and so on. This cycle is endless unless you let go of your expectations.

Expectations are the root cause of all misery and suffering. We expect things from people, situations and our life in general. When these expectations are not met, we become frustrated, angry or sad. We don’t realize that the natural source of our suffering lies within ourselves.

Many people are stuck in this vicious cycle because they don’t know how to manage their thoughts and emotions. They think that working with others will solve their problems, but this is not true! The only way to get rid of all these negative emotions is by working on yourself first.

When you stop expecting others, your mind becomes peaceful because it doesn’t have to worry about anything anymore. You are no longer concerned about what other people think or say about you because you don’t care anymore!


Realize That Nobody’s Perfect

We all have to deal with a few things in life. One of them is the fact that other people are not perfect. Unfortunately, we often expect them to be, and when they aren’t, we get disappointed.

Indeed, you cannot expect anyone to be perfect. But it’s also true that sometimes you should stop expecting from others by realizing that nobody’s perfect. Here are some of the reasons why you should stop expecting from others:

  1. You cannot control how others behave towards you; they will do whatever they want regardless of how much effort you put into the relationship or friendship.
  2. Sometimes, people don’t even realize the impact their behavior has on others, so it would be unfair for them to change something if they weren’t aware of it in the first place!
  3. You cannot force people to change their behavior just because they make you unhappy; it won’t happen unless they want it!


Let Go Of Unrealistic Expectations

Expectations can be good or bad. When we expect the best from others, it leads to happiness and joy. But when we hope the worst from people, it leads to unhappiness and pain.

The key to stopping expecting from others is to let go of unrealistic expectations. Unrealistic expectations are impossible to meet because they’re not based on reality.

Stop expecting from others by letting go of unrealistic expectations:

  1. Stop expecting people to be perfect.


  1. Stop expecting people to always be there for you in times of need.


  1. Stop expecting others to read your mind and know what you want or need without you having to ask for it explicitly first!


Learn To Expect Nothing In Return

You will be surprised to find out how many people you expect things from. You may be doing this unconsciously, but it negatively impacts your life.

Stop expecting from others by learning to expect nothing in return. Yes, this sounds a bit contradictory, but let me explain.

I used to be one of those who expected things from everyone around me. I expected them to call when they said they would; I expected them to show up when they said they would, and I even expected them not to see my flaws!

It was all about my expectations of others and what I thought they should do for me or our relationship. It wasn’t easy for me to stop expecting from others because it was all about me – what I wanted and needed from others to feel good about myself and happy with life…


You came into this world alone

Expecting is something that no one can escape from. We have expectations from our parents, teachers, friends and many more. As we grow up, our expectations increase day by day.

We expect someone to do what they say they would do, expecting people to understand us. We expect people to be there for us when we need them the most… The list is endless.

But what if I tell you that there is a way of stopping all these expectations? A simple form will help you eliminate all the thoughts that are not serving any purpose in your life.

Yes! It is possible! And it is so easy too! You have to bring yourself back to reality and remember that you came into this world alone!

What does it mean? There was no one with you when you were born into this world. You didn’t know anyone around you except yourself, and even now, when you think about it, there isn’t anyone who knows everything about you or understands your feelings better than yourself.

Stop Expecting From Others


Don,t depend on others for your happiness 

 If you expect happiness from others, you will always be disappointed. You can only make yourself comfortable. If someone else fails to make you happy, it is not their fault; it is yours!

When you expect other people to make you happy, there will always be a problem. A person might make you happy for a while, but eventually, he or she will fail to meet your expectations, and then you will be disappointed again.

If you want to be happy in life, stop depending on others and start making yourself comfortable.


Be grateful for what you already have

We are often caught up in expectations that are not met. We expect people to behave in a certain way, but they don’t. Sometimes this leads us to become frustrated, angry, or disappointed when our expectations aren’t met.

But it’s possible to change your expectations and stop expecting from others by being grateful for what you already have.

If you feel like someone is not being friendly or respectful toward you, try practicing gratitude for what the person has done for you in the past instead of becoming upset.

Think about all the times he or she has been kind to you and showered you with love and affection. This can help shift your mindset from one of expectation to one of appreciation.

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