Through this writing, i am gonna tell you about the values that i learnt the most, about expectation ‘over something’.
“The problem in a project management (or team work), is expectation. You need to manage it wisely, or it will be all for naught.” My mentor taught me that when i did the project.
Okay, let’s talk about expectation.
First, i want to share my story about ‘expectation’. I am the type of girl who understands fast, and i really like to learn. I like to look up at people who is higher than me, and i respect people easily. Everything i do, i always start with a high expectation, even for myself, which i’m gonna tell you in another story. Everything. The decision when i decided to join projects, when i meet people and start a relationship. I always, expect. Because i really understand how everyone also expects high of myself, therefore i always seek to develop myself to live up to that expectation.
I will begin my story. There is a project that i thought at first was a very cool project. It has a really good brand management about the project and talking about benefits. The company who held the project has a really good reputation and quite famous when it has an event. So it’s not surprising when everybody joined with a high expectation. To be briefly, i joined, together with so many enthusiastic people. At that time i expected i could meet those cool people and learn so many things from them.
Later i found out that it doesn’t live up to my expectation. It’s far more worse, worser than my imagination. People in the team management has their own conflict, and they abandoned the project. Slowly people started to withdraw. They began absence and only those who were determine remained. I didn’t quit, since i expected to contribute more and giving my best shot. But still, my expectation was crumbling down, like i didn’t even expect anything at all, but i’d still hanging on there. I expected through the project that i could be something different, much more different. It’s a self development project. But after everything i felt that it’s more like a wish. I wished through that project i could changed and developed in some kind of way. I thought they would provide me everything. Demanding passively, like i didn’t need to do anything, but i hoped something in return. That was what i thought.
I didn’t know that expectation does matter. With a good brand management this project was gonna be awesome. People would come, as long as their expectation meet their demand. But then i learnt the most valuable values. Expectation didn’t work one way. If you expect something, you need to work it out. You can’t be passive, you need to make and live out of your own expectation. The project thaught me in a different way. I didn’t get what i expect, and everything that the project said i would get in the first place. But i was developed in another kind of approach. I tried to live up my expectation. Since i tried to be sincere, i still there. And gave my best shot. I didn’t quit.
I observed how this project went all the way if we are talking about other people’s expectation surely it will never ends. But your own, you can work it out. You need something called ‘initiative’ to work on your own expectation. For example, self development soft skills. If you expect to have public speaking skill then work it out. Make the stage for you, ask for that stage. Practice, and make the development in yourself. The same goes for multimedia creative seminars or anything that you want to be. Learn and share everything that you ought to expect from them, and for you. You cant just expect people to meet your demand. People won’t be the same as your expectation. And you won’t meet theirs either. Not just people, anything.
You have the power to make all of your expectation come true. Believe me.
Therefore, when you expect something, just simply work it out. It only works that way.