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  • Writer's pictureMarty Jalove

The Problem with Expectations and BACON!

The human mind is a funny thing - it can build up expectations just as easily as it can crush them. We all have expectations, whether they are conscious or subconscious, and they can have a huge impact on our overall happiness. Sometimes, our high expectations can lead to disappointment and frustration, while others may set their bar too low and miss out on great opportunities. Finding the right balance between optimistic and realistic expectations can be tricky, but it’s worth it. In this episode, we’ll be exploring how to adjust our expectations using a little BACON to improve our well-being.


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B - Be Aware of Your Expectations: The first step towards adjusting your expectations is to be aware of them. Pay attention to the thoughts and feelings you have leading up to an event or situation. If you notice that you’re feeling anxious or stressed, it may be because you’re expecting too much from that experience. Take note of those emotions, and then try to adjust your expectations accordingly.



A - Accept Reality: One of the reasons why expectations can be so damaging is that they often don’t align with reality. It’s important to accept that not everything will go as planned. Often, unexpected events can lead to even better outcomes than originally imagined. Accepting reality means acknowledging that things might not turn out exactly how you want them to, but that’s okay. It’s all part of the journey.


C - Cultivate Gratitude: A powerful way to keep our expectations in check is to cultivate gratitude. Often, we can get so caught up in what we want, that we forget how fortunate we already are. When we shift our focus to gratitude, we tend to be happier and more content with what we have. Instead of always seeking the next big thing, take a moment to appreciate the present moment and all it has to offer.


O - Open Up to New Possibilities: Sometimes, our expectations are limited by our past experiences or beliefs. We may think that things can only be a certain way, and that can hold us back from discovering new opportunities. When we open ourselves up to new possibilities, we forgive ourselves for past mistakes and allow ourselves to grow. Be open to trying new things, even if they challenge your current expectations.


N – Negative Thinking Never Helps: Negative thinking can creep up, even when we try our hardest to remain positive. Therefore, it’s important to confront and challenge these negative thoughts that can lower our expectations unnecessarily. Instead, cultivate a positive mindset by focusing on the benefits of having a positive attitude on your life.


Expectations are a natural part of life, but they can have a significant impact on our overall happiness. By adjusting our expectations using a little BACON, we can create a healthier and more fulfilling outlook on life. Be aware of your expectations, accept reality, cultivate gratitude, open yourself up to new possibilities, and avoid negative thinking. By doing so, you’ll be more fulfilled, more content, and happier. So why not give it a try, and see how your life changes for the better?


Don’t expect a great day; create one. – Bob Proctor


The Problem with Expectations and BACON!

Follow us at: www.MasterHappiness.com/live or “Bacon Bits with Master Happiness” on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.


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