So if you read yesterday’s post and I successfully performed inception on your mind and you’re thinking, “Huh, I think I’ll try not having expectations when I try things today and see what happens.” Awesome, man. That’s so cool that I wiggled my fingers on the keyboard and put this page on WordPress for you to find. You read my article and my words reached your brain where they changed how you view the world a little bit. That’s quite simply miraculous. (PSYCHIC POWERS >:O)
Keep in mind that these realizations are new to me too (like, a few days new) and that means I’ll keep realizing a little more as I explore them a little bit. I wanted to flesh out something else I realized about expectations.
Expectations can go meta. Today, I decided to talk to a stranger in line waiting for food. It was going well, we were talking about whatever I wanted (and really, that’s all conversation is), but I had this faint thought in my mind. “What if I run out of stuff to say?” That’s an expectation that I should be good at talking. I realized that and got scared. I thought I wasn’t supposed to have expectations? Then, I realized that fear was another expectation. The expectation that I shouldn’t have expectations.
You have to keep in mind that even changing that mindset takes time. You’re not used to it, so don’t worry if you still feel expectations. Expect it. You will mess up. Take it one trial at a time and you’ll eventually get there. (Lol, the mind is a chaotic, spaghetti thing. Insert Jackie Chan meme here.)
There’s more stuff about this I’d like to go through, but it’s not really along the same vein, so I’ll leave it for another day.
I will come back to expectations later, but I wanted to shift to something a little lighter next in the series, What I learned playing League of Legends. I literally spent years playing that game… you bet I learned something from it.