Expectation. That is what I live by. I want to live less by it though. Expectation can lead to disappointment. Especially when it comes to people. People are flawed. We all will fail at people's expectations. However, I want to live according to god;'s expectations. He expects certain things out of me. I am OK with that. My type A personality has a tendency to have expectations for myself. Things I want to do daily and expect to get done. I have expectations for my children that I expect to get done daily. These expectations are good things. they will mold them into being ore Christ Like. If I do not have certain expectations from them then I can not expect them to be responsible functional adults. that is my job as their parent is to mold them into not being entitled beings that depend on the government or others to fill their wants and needs. There is only one I expect them to fill those needs and that is God. I have expectations of what God has planned for me, There are times I have been wrong but as long as I am reading His Word than I can be pretty much right on of what that is. Expectations are not bad as long as they are realistic. I can expect my husband to be committed to the vows he made. I can not expect him to be like a Nicholas Sparks novel. I can expect my children to be obedient. I can not expect them to know how to do it unless I train them properly. I can expect the Army will always to be inconsistent. I can not expect them to do anything I plan. It is all about perspective.