Expectation kills..

@Teekaaa (5753)
India
May 8, 2017 8:34am CST
I used to prepare well for all my exams.I'll also attend all questions correctly. I would be eagerly waiting for the result.I will be amazed at that time.But unfortunately I won't get the level of marks what I was expecting. Those times are really very hard. From then I stopped the habit of expecting. Have you ever had experience like this?If so do share...
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8 May 17
Hey gorgeous! Allow me to reveal a secret here - it's good to stop expecting and it's for the best when you learn that early. Expecting and accepting are complementary. The moment we stop expecting is the moment we start accepting. It's when we begin to see reality clearly and begin to draw the pattern of the strings which by then had been invisible to us i.e. we begin to realize our faults and flaws. And that's absolutely alright. There is nothing wrong in falling because unless you fall, you don't really get the opportunity to rise. but that does not mean that you quit. Quitting is never an option, no matter how low you feel. Yes, I've been a failure too. and not just once. I had dreamed of becoming a doctor and had worked hard for it but my dream shattered way too early when no school would let me choose science as my subject for my higher studies. I accepted and compromised with the situation. And went with the flow. i chose Commerce as my subjects and thought of opting for Economics for my graduation. But again, the mighty Fate came in between. In spite of scoring a 96 in both Mathematics and Economics, I couldn't see my name in any list of the colleges I had planned to do my graduation from. May be I just had the habit of dreaming big, I thought and moved on. from no where, without any plans, I landed in the field of Literature. That was perhaps the only moment in my life when I had no plans, no thoughts, no hopes, and well, no expectations. I just accepted the turn of events and went with the flow. And today when I look back, I look back not in anger but with intense gratitude. My subject changed my life, changed me as a person, and see here I'm sharing my experience on this platform with you. Stop expecting but don't be a pessimist. Never. Being stoic is fine. Being optimist is the best. Regards, Medha.
@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
8 May 17
Thank you very much.I was really Inspired by your words.thank you again for sharing your experience. So kind of you...
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8 May 17
@Teekaaa It's my pleasure :)
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
8 May 17
@invisible_string mine was also like your's.I took science group With a dream of pursuing any course related to it. But I too was landed in the field of literature like you.At first I didn't like,but now I accepted it whole heartedly.
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@mandala100 (48300)
• Hong Kong
12 May 17
Too much expectation could gives us big frustration; that's why our expectation must always be reasonable.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
12 May 17
My expectation is also a reasonable one...But it resulted in frustration only...
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@mandala100 (48300)
• Hong Kong
13 May 17
@Teekaaa Yes, its part of life's reality.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
13 May 17
@mandala100 yea...correct...
@Elisa1234 (7656)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
Yes buddy, Id experience this thing as well So frustating! After how many days of studying then after all the result would be ..
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
7 Jul 17
Ha ha .... I think most of us would have experienced it. Na?
@Elisa1234 (7656)
• Philippines
9 Jul 17
@Teekaaa Yes buddy, most of us
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@_ge_ez_ (540)
• India
9 May 17
I don't expect anything from anyone. I believe in work whatever the result may be.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
9 May 17
Cool...
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@_ge_ez_ (540)
• India
9 May 17
Yep
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@Mass_Sonu (1035)
• India
8 May 17
@Teekaaa Hey, yes - expectations ruin everything. I try to not expect, but somehow end up doing it rather involuntarily, like a habit.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
8 May 17
It is the nature of every human being.so nothing wrong in expecting for some thing. The thing is if we get the excepted result we would be very happy otherwise....
@Mass_Sonu (1035)
• India
8 May 17
@Teekaaa yeah, but in case of failure, the result seems more depressing than it actually is
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@magnumopus (1674)
• Singapore
8 May 17
Expectattion is natural in us. However, one must give some allowance or flexibility for some unexpected events or else you'll get frustrated in the end.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
16 May
Yes! You are right!
@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
8 May 17
I had this problem with my organic chemistry. It blocked me many numbers of times.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
16 May
What did you do then!
@prashu228 (25589)
• India
8 May 17
A lot many times my expectations failed, but still we should never stop expectations. Its human nature.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
16 May
Yeah you are right! Every time i expect and everytime I don't get the desired results.... it really hurts!
@avi256 (4367)
• Pune, India
8 May 17
Expectations are always painful, when they fail, whether its exams, or friendship or relationships. Most people who are at peace with themselves expect least in all spheres of life.
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@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
8 May 17
Yeah..exactly...
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@writerjo (1320)
• India
10 May 17
@Teekaaa Yes it is really a thrilling moment .. One could not have patience .. But one should have the ability to face positive or negative any way good luck and believe that you will score much
@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
10 May 17
Thank you...
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@writerjo (1320)
• India
10 May 17
@JediYoda (1718)
• Samoa
29 May 17
There's nothing wrong with expectation but such expectation must always be realistic and must also reserve some room for failure.
@Teekaaa (5753)
• India
16 May
Yes! You are right