YES YES YES YES YES YES. I've been working very hard lately on letting go of all expectations.... I've come to the conclusion that if you rely on someone else, for absolutely anything, you will get hurt. Not always and not in every case, but it will happen. Being physically and mentally self-reliant is the key to happiness, because it keeps away disappointment.
Expectations can make you or break you. They can either fuel your desire for success, helping you achieve greatness & granting you the ability to see every less-than-perfect situation as a chance to grow & learn. Or they can be the whisper in your ear confirming your failures, the looming darkness you can't escape, the reminder of defeat-that you will never be good enough. If only they were easier to avoid..