What happens when we least expect it versus expecting it yesterday?

Amazon book royalties check
First book royalty check from Amazon


Unmet expectations cause all sorts of challenges. Some of them motivating enough to change everything. Some of our unmet expectations help us realize we can never change certain things  – but we can rethink our expectations and let that thing go.

This is called freedom.


Sixth months after publishing Mid Life Celebration on Thanksgiving Day 2013, a modest royalty check arrived a few days ago.

Had wondered (for a long time) when it would arrive, but wasn’t expecting anything.

Especially wasn’t expecting the magnitude of the reality while depositing the first royalty check.

Dreams coming true are often very different when they actually happen.

Have you had some unmet expectation bless or curse you this year?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.