Expectation is premeditated resentment.

I heard this phrase from a transformational leadership program I attended.

When you think about it, it’s so true.

When we do something with an expectation to receive something in return, it inevitably leads to resentment.

Think about all the times you expected something to occur, whether it was gaining a new client, receiving recognition, getting that new job, being promoted to a new position, receiving a gift from your spouse. When you create an expectation you’re setting yourself up for huge disappointment and resentment if things don’t work out exactly as you planned, in that singular way. You can probably name 1000 potential resentments.

Our role as leaders in our life, in our work and in our business is to come to each situation from a neutral perspective…with integrity, genuine care and concern for others, and an understanding in ourselves that we have the capacity to navigate anything in front of us. Recognizing that we have the wherewithal to give unconditionally, to put our work out in the world, achieve what we desire, champion others and be grateful for the giving, growth and learning that will undoubtedly occur from living our lives this way.

Success and fulfillment are our responsibility. Not the responsibility of others to create for us. When we truly own this reality, miracles appear.

Quote of the Week

“Expectation is premeditated resentment.”

With heart and brilliance,


Founder & CEO