5 Things You Need To Know It’s Okay To Expect Out Of Life

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Life is fast paced. It seems like time is always moving too quickly. Often, we feel like we are a mile behind and just can’t seem to catch up, like we are running in place. But it’s okay! As Baz Luhrmann said “Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.”. But there are certain things in life that we find ourselves expecting, as we should!

1. Respect

Okay, this one seems obvious. Plus it’s something that we live our lives hearing is earned. That we have to give it in order to receive it, which is true. But when you’re younger, you are expected to respect your elders, regardless if they earned it or not. As adults, we do have the right to expect others to respect us. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

2. Your Hard Work to Pay Off

It’s absolutely okay to expect to reap the benefits of your hard work. You’ve worked your way through your education in order to build a career for yourself. You believed in yourself and your skills enough to get where you are. So don’t be afraid to take a breather and pat yourself on the back as you accept all those rewards for the work you’ve put in.

3. Vacations

Kids in school aren’t the only ones who deserve a break. Often, we get so caught up in the everyday of work and even our own families, that we forget to take time for ourselves. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but you have earned some time away. Even if it’s just to a hotel down the street for the weekend. It’s okay to expect that time off.

4. Obstacles

This one doesn’t sound like a good thing, but it really is. Trust us. You can’t move forward in life if you don’t have to jump a few hurdles and get around a few obstacles in your path now and again. Every obstacle that you conquer gets you one step closer to your next goal. Obstacles are something that we can always expect in life, and it isn’t a bad thing to do so. It doesn’t make you a negative person at all. It’s perfectly okay to expect them.

5. To Be Loved For Who You Are

This may be the last one on our list, but it just may be the most important. We go through our lives in stages. We get a lot of ideas from our parents and they can also be blamed for a little of our personality as well. Then we hit school and make friends. When we’re young it doesn’t really matter what they are into, they’re just around. Then high school hits, and a lot of kids feel like they can’t be themselves. Or they are afraid to be themselves because they want to be popular. This can really suck. In fact, we’re pretty sure it always sucks. Then comes college, when you can kind of begin expressing yourself. But then adulthood comes and smacks you in the face. Rejoice! Because you are able to be your full self and expect to find people who love you for that.  Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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