If You Don’t Express It, You Can’t Expect It

Last week I was helping my friend Sydne Jacques prepare her speech that she is giving this week. One of the lines in her speech that stuck out to me was, “If you don’t express it, you can’t expect it”

I love the way Sydne explained it.  She said:
“Often in our lives both at home and at work expectations change and we don't talk about it. We need to learn to talk about expectations because I'm convinced 98% of the time that you are sad, mad or frustrated it's because you expected somebody to do something but they either didn’t do it or didn’t do it in the way you were expecting.”

Does this hit home with you? It certainly did with me. 
What expectations are you not communicating? 
Can we get clear on what we expect & then express it so that others understand our needs, wants & desires?

That line stuck with me and I’m sure it will for Sydne’s audience.  I hope it causes you to stop & think too.

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