I teach an early morning scripture study class for high school students. A few days ago my students were falling asleep an grumpy. I tried to assess the problem and finally got to the bottom of it. My students expected a snow day but school was not cancelled.
Do you ever do this to yourself? Are your expectation founded in fact or fiction? Let’s say your spouse is always late. Is it unreasonable to think he or she will be on time next time? Yes it is. You can always hope, but to expect something different is just setting your self up for disappointment. I’m not saying you just have to settle for present behaviors but you can not be disappointed if behaviors don’t change.
What to do:
Do not expect the unexpected!
Create the desire for change!
Realize behavior change takes time.
Reward even small progress.
Be happy with results.
If my students would have expected school to be open they would have not been sleepy and not so grumpy. If they expected school to be open and it was cancelled that would’ve a bonus. Set yourself up for success and only expect the expected.
The Marketing Imagineer
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