Lao Tzu

Act without expectations.

Lao Tzu

I wrote the following in my journal just yesterday. I had seen this Lao Tzu quote on Instagram (shown above), and a realization about my mindset smacked me upside the head:

“”Act without expectations.” From Lao Tzu. I think I’ve spent my entire life expecting a return from doing things for other people. The fault doesn’t lie from people not returning favors, which they RARELY do, but in expecting them. I must do the work to STOP expecting people to return favors. Big weakness of mine. Instead, I have to become satisfied enough in doing good things without expecting anything in return. Doing good should be enough.”