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Expectations and Feeling Let Down

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Saad Tasleem

Channel: Saad Tasleem

Episode Notes

On this episode of hashtag: What do you do when you feel let down by someone close to you?

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Episode Transcript

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How do you protect yourself from the pain that comes from being let down by someone you're watching hash tag with.

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Among the reasons why we get let down by people is because of our expectations of them. So when it comes to dealing with that, we really have to first of all, ask ourselves the question, are our expectations actually realistic? And that what that means is we ask ourselves the question, would we expect the same from ourselves. And if we can't hold ourselves to those same standards, it's not really fair to expect that or expect those standards from another person. Second of all, that she upon will make us focus on the person's faults, the chiffon will make us focus on how exactly that person led us down, rather than letting us focus on the goodness. And you see, when somebody lets

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you down, it's not the end of the story, you can go back and remind yourself and think of all the ways or the many times that they've actually come through and they haven't let you down. So focus on the goodness in them, rather than focusing on the way that they actually let you down. Lastly, it's very important that we train ourselves to take what we're given. And to be content with that, look, I know it's not easy, but it requires a lot of patience. And that's what being patient with people is about, that we train ourselves to accept what we're given as much as it may be or as little as it may be. And you know, the The good thing, or the best part of all this is that we're protecting

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ourselves when we have realistic expectations, and we've learned to be content with what we're given. We're protecting our own feelings and our own emotional state and a Lost Planet. Allah knows best until next time, inshallah. Allah Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh