I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. – Bruce Lee
Meaning of this Quote
In this world, we all have to fight for our place. We all have to fight for the recognition that we crave for. We all have our mindset; we all have our roadmaps to our success. To succeed in life, we all have to endure great pains; we have to endure some heart-wrenching losses, heartbreaks, and more.
Just as if it is not already hard enough for us, expectations of people in our surroundings regarding us make the road even harder. Living up to someone’s expectations is a tough thing to do. Because people have different expectations regarding us. Most of those people love us, which is the sole reason that they expect big things from us.
However, they also have to understand that we are all different people dealing with different circumstances in life. We all have our ways to deal with them. While dealing with such circumstances, we sometimes hurt their feelings, or just cannot live up to their expectations.
Always remember, when you are dealing with the situations, and those, whose expectations you are trying to live up to every time are not in your situation. If they were, who knows how they would have reacted?
Therefore, be sure about one thing that you cannot live up to everyone’s expectations at a time. Do not try to do that every time. Also, do not expect people to act as you have expected them to in every situation in their life. The reason is simple.
Just like the people expecting you to act their way even when they are not dealing with your circumstances, you are not dealing with the same situations when you are expecting people to act according to you too.
So, just like you expect them to understand you are not in this world to live up to their expectations, you will also have to act the same.