Expectations are funny. We need them to set a course for our stories, but they often teach us more about what we’re not doing than they teach about how we’re matched to the journey ahead.
And when our expectations aren’t realized, we have two choices.
We can decide we aren’t supposed to be a part of this story after all and cite the failure as proof. Or, we can decide that failures are necessary because we have much to learn in the midst of an epic; and we are learning precisely because we are desperately needed.