Expectations. Are they driving us on or holding us back?



It is perhaps part of life to have expectations. Maybe we are hoping for this, striving for that. Whatever the current situation, we know how we’d like it to turn out. Even so, it is surely fair to ask from time to time in reference to our expectations, ‘Are they driving us on or holding us back?’

On occasions, it is the sheer desire to meet expectations that drive us on. The path could be testing, yet with our sights set on the end goal, we find that extra sprint to get us to it. Unfortunately, likewise, there will be times when desire is not enough.

With the weight of expectations on our shoulders, especially in those instances we have not fully bought into a project or objective, expectations can seem so heavy they are indeed holding us back and possibly also down.

Finding the balance point between these two positions is, in all likelihood, an exercise not so unknown to many of us. “Expectations. Are they driving us on or holding us back?” It is a question to ponder and deal with on a regular basis.

For now, however, thanks for reading this ‘Expectations. Are they driving us on or holding us back?’ post today.

Kindest regards.


Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.


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