When we expect nothing from anyone, we save ourselves from being disappointed. Saving ourselves from that potential disappointment however comes at a cost. With lower expectations we make less of an effort….simply because we have chosen the easy way out! We have convinced ourselves that fighting for the things that we care most about in life, are no longer worth fighting for.
Accepting the status quo and not making any effort to push ourselves and those we care about to become better, is in my opinion the ultimate selfishness. Anything worth fighting for comes at a price and oftentimes this translates into the short term losses outweighing the gains. However, we have to work to be in it for the long term.
Those who are in it with an attitude for positive expectations…are those who always win.