are some points that really hit home with me from your
Expectations are a setup to fail. Agreements are a setup to win.
-- Thank you for this distinction. I have walked around my ENTIRE life (up until Thursday) expecting this-and-that from people, circumstances, experiences and life in general. And you are right: what a setup for failure! I could not get it. I was always thinking, "How much clearer can I make myself? I gave explicit expectations; how did this not work?" What I rarely (if ever) created and confirmed was an agreement. What a principal piece I missed!
The sequence necessary for sustainable success:
So, in sum: the
top three components to a balanced and healthy life for me have
been all jumbled up, tossed to-and-fro, and even ignored. I
happily claim that now, and going forward, my Pyramid of
Sustainable Success: Integrity, Needs, and Desires are
settling into their proper place to remain there in solidity!
Thank you, Joseph!