Expectations, expectations, expectations that’s what our lives are surrounded from. But we often forget that our much failure results from the confusion of expectations. Here is an incident of my nephew that I want to share today.
Few days ago my nephew Raghav came to me and said, “I didn’t appeared in board examinations this year”. After listening this I asked him the reason for taking such an ill logical step. And the reason he gave was absolutely shocking. He said, “My father expects me to do engineering from the finest engineering college of the nation where as on the other hand my mother wants me to take admission in one of the top medical college of the country”. He further added they both have different expectations from me and I don’t want to hurt my parents so I decided not to appear in this year’s board examinations. At this moment his tone was harsh and there were tears in his eyes. I immediately hugged Raghav and said “My child you should have at least once discussed this whole scenario with me and I would never have allowed you to take such an ill logical step”. I further added, “I know you are a brilliant performer but alas your failure to appear in this year’s board examinations has come as a result of confusion of expectations from your parents”.
In the above incident Raghav will definitely get a second chance next year and I hope his parents would learn from their mistakes.
But today I want to ask one question from you:
How many times in your life you are the reason for someone’s confusion of expectations?