Who’s expectations are you living up to anyways?

Are you living up to someone else’s expectations?

To change things up a little bit, I’m going to start with this quote from Richard Feynman


“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”

Last week, I wrote about blocking out the noise, and made points about not being distracted while working towards your goals.

Richards quote touches on the importance of working towards your goals. Identifying what your specific goals are, is the first step to being able to block out irrelevant information. As humans, we find it easy to begin comparing out progress against our peers, friends, and people we read about. Comparing ourselves to others is a really bad thing, because unless you are targeting people you look down on, you’re going to have a bad time.

Figure out what your own goals are and write them down, ignore what other people think, and try not to compare your progress to other peoples progress. Instead, only look at your progress towards achieving what you want.

Short post for today! Happy Wednesday.

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