I can certainly get into some real hot water when it comes to having expectations upon walking into a situation. This is something I have to manage on a daily basis. If not, it can throw you into a tail spin as what’s in front of you does not match what’s in your head.
That’s not the worst part of it for me. The kicker is my reaction to what I see and how I feel. If I don’t step back and take a few deep breaths, it can go south pretty quickly and then I’m no use to anyone.
This all seems trivial, I suppose, but in the end these are the daily tasks needed to stay on track without getting off center. I’m looking to be the best I can be on a daily basis and this is part of it.
Moment by moment.