Valentine’s Day has always been very curious to me. Hallmark created a holiday and the next thing you know, there is a day during the year on which more people than not – whether in a relationship or not – walk around with a faint or very strong feeling of insufficiency and unmet expectations. When the expectation is set all around us about what LOVE is supposed to look like (and this idea is very far from the reality, depth, and complexity of what love is actually like), the result isn’t pretty. In today’s episode of Wonder Your Way to Brilliant, I take on Valentine’s Day as well as the broader impact of externally constructed expectations in our lives. How are we affected by externally constructed expectations and what can we do about it?
Adina Laver, MBA, M.Ed, CPC is the CEO and Chief Curiosity officer of Courage to be Curious, a distinctive personal development company dedicated to enhancing the quality and potential of the human experience by inspiring and empowering those on the path to brilliance to act courageously and live authentically. Having thought for most of her life that she was hopelessly erratic and chronically fickle, hopping from interest to interest, academic pursuit to academic pursuit, job to job, and even country to country for a while, Adina finally realized that she was not indecisive but rather insatiably curious. She is an explorer and grower and is passionate about sharing the power of these traits with others in ways that empower them to achieve the quality of life they are seeking. www.CouragetobeCurious.com