Try as we may, we all go into different situations with expectations. It is hard as human beings NOT to sit in anticipation of what will happen. Whether we’re expecting a miracle in a situation only God can control such as someone’s health issues, or we’re expecting a raise for all of our hard work, if we’re honest, we’re all sitting in anticipation of something.
For the vast majority of Seniors, they are expecting to walk down the aisle at their graduation ceremony in just a few, short days. They have no idea that all the years they complained about school will actually be the best days of their lives when they look back on things. When all you really have to do is go to school, study, and make good grades all while hanging out with your friends, oh yes, these are the best days of your life. You just haven’t realized it yet. When you get out into the real world, you will, though. Whether you go to college to further your education or you go out into the work force, you will soon realize that the world does not revolve around you and your friends. It can be, and often is, a cruel world out there. I bet of all the things you’re expecting your adulthood to be, you won’t be expecting the harsh reality of those that occupy the planet with you caring very little about your well being and your success. Don’t let people, their actions, or their lack of care and concern make you lose sight of your goals in life. Be the best YOU can be.
There was once a guidance counselor at my husband’s school that discouraged him from going to college. The guidance counselor said such damaging things like, “You clearly are not college material.” That stuck with my husband, and honestly, it discouraged him a great deal. It was, indeed, damaging to hear the guidance counselor, of all people, say this to him when he was looking for … well … guidance … for his future plans. My husband certainly didn’t go into the office that day expecting THAT. Thankfully, though, he has a spirit of determination, and those words were actually the words he needed to hear. He didn’t give up like ones would do under those circumstances being told such things. Instead, he forged ahead, and he went to two technical colleges, and THEN he entered the big university where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering!
Don’t EVER discourage someone when they come to you seeking advice. Especially if you’re in a position such as this guidance counselor! Instead, be a great encouragement to them. My husband went in there expecting encouragement from the guidance counselor, but instead that was not what he received. Yet, in the long run, he proved the guidance counselor wrong! He not only went to two technical colleges where he obtained an Associates Degree, he went on to the big university where he obtained his Bachelor Degree! Although he’s never gone back to that guidance counselor to show them just how wrong they were about him, I wonder if the thought has ever crossed his mind.
What are you expecting? Where are you in life and what are you looking forward to, anticipating, or expecting? Are you expecting to go on to bigger and better things? Who is stopping you then? Go for it and live your dream! If there is a way possible for you to embark on the path that will lead you to your destiny, do it!
Live your dream. Reach for the stars! You CAN do it!