Beliefs limit our imagination, thereby making some outcomes much more likely than others. This happens because we allow events to influence us, rather than the other way around. The more limited our beliefs, the less there is for us to enjoy. Let go of the limitations, however, and everything is possible again.
Nothing you ever achieved came as a result of expectations, but you will certainly have experienced disappointment because they were not met. Expectations are more useless than comparisons, yet they are more prevalent. f you look closely, however, you’ll see that it’s not the expectation which is the problem. It’s the associated attachment.
Attachment means our emotional state is dependent on the results of future events. We are no longer in control of how we feel. The alternative – non-attachment – means giving everything we have, being fully focused, fully committed, doing our utmost to ensure an appropriate outcome, but not being affected by what happens.