Well, what did you expect?
What expectations do you have of other people? What do you expect of your partner, kids, parents and siblings? What do you expect of your friends? What do you expect of your work colleagues, team, manager or shareholders? Stop! Expectations lead to a whole range of negative emotions, from disappointment to anxiety and depression. And you don’t need them. Say I’m your manager and I say to you, without discussion, perhaps by email: “I expect you to get that report to me by Frid