These were the first words I heard my wife say last Thursday morning with a concerned look on her face.
She opened the news and saw big bold headlines about the plunging market and it worried her.
"Oh don’t worry, everything is fine. This is normal," I responded.
She didn’t seem satisfied.
So I followed up with, "Didn’t you watch James’ video a few days ago? He said this would probably happen soon."
She hadn’t seen the video and didn’t know what I was talking about.
I explained what was happening and she immediately went from concerned to optimistic that this may be an opportunity!
Seeing a 180 degree shift in her perspective within minutes reminded me:
Some of the Biggest Upsets happen when our Expectations are out of alignment with Reality!
Think about it….
We constantly set expectations (often about things we have no control over).
We wake up expecting to have a certain kind of day.
We expect people to act a certain way ... at home … at work … in their cars.
We expect to reach certain milestones in life .... at certain times … in certain ways.
And we get pretty upset when things don’t work out as we had planned or expected.
Which is why it's so important to check in with ourselves and recalibrate our expectations when things go sideways
Because it's just as easy to get upset, stressed and p*ssed off… as being aware, calm and retrospective!
At the end of the day there are only two sides to every coin.
And as with most things in life
The side we choose to see is up to our own perception!
Thanks for reading
PS. If you’re worried about the market, click HERE to watch the video James recorded on Feb 19th, 2020 that I referenced above.
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