Expectations vs Reality

After graduating college, I made it my mission to work remotely for myself and live out of a van. 

I fully believed it was going to take 3 months to accomplish both………

Needless to say, I was a little bummed when it took me 7 months to build my van.

Aaaaand I hadn’t even come close to figuring out how to work for myself sustainably. 

Ok, ok. I wasn’t a little bummed, I was VERY bummed. 

But I had so many huge dreams of building my own businesses and traveling the world, why couldn’t I do this in 3 months?!?

I had started learning about these digital nomads and entrepreneurs who build-remote businesses. They sounded like the perfect combination of career-oriented people who travel a ton. 

Since I had high expectations that I was not able to accomplish, I was therefore irritated with my results. I might even go as far as to say depressed. 

I see this in other areas of my life, I thought I would be a pro skier by the time I was 18, and that I would have had a long-term relationship by now.

The problem is not that I had goals and didn’t accomplish them in time. The problem is that I had unrealistic expectations for myself and when I did not accomplish my ideal life in 3 months, I felt down. 

Now is holding yourself to too high of expectations truly an awful thing? Nope, I think it always is great to have large goals. However, it becomes a problem when one becomes depressed with their inability to accomplish their expectations. 

Just own where you are at and enjoy life!