It’s crucial to consider expectations before saying “yes” to something.
Everything we commit to comes with a list of expectations, and honestly, I struggle with this. So, I am challenging myself to ask two questions:
- How will this “yes” feel two weeks, two months or six months from now?
- Could any part of this “yes” be tied to people pleasing and allowing that desire to skew my judgment of what’s realistic?
Realistic expectations should be planned for. That means I have to make myself write down the demands for this yes answer on my calendar. If it’s a project, then I make a project timeline. If it’s a financial commitment, I make out a budget.
When I can plan for what’s realistic, I won’t overextend myself. Evaluation eliminates frustration!
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