The Crossroads Between Expectations & Appreciation

by Mar 20, 2023

“The universe is transformation; life is opinion.” -Marcus Aurelius

The world operates in a constant state of change and transformation. Every thought rewires your brain differently. Every action or decision has an effect elsewhere. While we may not control other people’s actions, we can always control our expectations and reactions to external events. 

Marcus Aurelius practiced Stoicism, a philosophy grounded on the idea of controlling one’s inner state instead of allowing circumstances to dictate thoughts, feelings, and behavior. It’s entirely different than what we’re taught. By changing expectations, you can morph your reality into its ideal form —  it’s just a matter of how. 

In today’s episode of the Becoming Kings Podcast, I share the secret other high performers (like Tony Robbins) use to manage expectations and create uncompromising, palpable purpose in their lives. Give this episode a listen if you want to go from a passive observer to a self-aware, emotionally intelligent man on a mission.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Not what was expected. (0:46)
  • Abandoning ourselves. (4:56)
  • Learning not to judge shortcomings. (9:16)
  • It’s not always rainbows and sunshine. (13:20)
  • Commit to excellence & gratitude. (16:29)

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