Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen in the future. Reality is the true situations that exist now.
Throughout our life there are certain expectations that we all grow up with from parents and friends. Parents expect us to grow up and become productive adults, friends expect us to be outgoing and fun. If we fulfill their expectations you are wonderful, if not you have failed them.
Let us be real! setting expectation for others is a recipe for disappointment. Setting expectation for yourself becomes your goal to fulfill. The distant between your dreams and reality is called ACTIONS. Taking actions toward what you want to change in your life is your reality.
It's not reality that shapes us, but how we view the world that shapes our reality.
We as humans expect a lot from each other and that's because we are willing to do so much for others. We should not worry about meeting others expectations, but focus on meeting our own.
It's such a mistake to set high expectations for other who have already let you down. Too much expectations leads to sadness.
Expect nothing and appreciate everything that comes your way, good, bad or indifferent. Everything happens in life for a reason.
"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experience." - Soren Kieregaurd