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Were my expectations of compliance met? And were they reasonable?
 e only expectations in this story that were met were my expectations of compliance. I expected that I had to answer the phone, talk to my client, and do the work right away.
Meeting these expectations was a source of resentment because the expectations were completely unreasonable.
 e truth is that I don’t have to answer the phone every time it rings. I don’t have to speak with a client who calls outside of normal business hours. I don’t have to drop everything and complete design work for
a client the moment he asks. I’m free to choose to do any of those things. But my unconscious expectations of compliance took away that choice. I felt that I had to comply. I gave up my power, stepped into Victim Consciousness, and experienced resentment.
I didn’t notice it at the time, however because of my expectations of approval.
Were my expectations of approval met? And were they reasonable?
I justi ed all of my compliance because I expected to receive extra approval and recognition from my client for going above and beyond the call of duty. Receiving that approval would be more than adequate extra compensation for my inconvenience.  at’s why I didn’t notice my initial resentment. If my client met my expectations of approval, it would make up for everything else, and there would be no need for resentment.
On the other hand, if I didn’t receive the approval, the resentment
would return — with interest.  ere’s just one catch.
My expectations of approval were completely unreasonable. Clearly, my client had no idea he was being
inconvenient, violating agreements, or invoking my expectations of compliance.
From his perspective, this wasn’t an extraordinary request, so it didn’t require extraordinary consideration or approval.
He paid the invoice, and that was enough.
Having questioned my caca expectations of this story, and told the truth about them, here’s what’s left
of the story: A client called me with a design project, which I completed for him.
 ere’s no resentment left.
But there’s more to your story than CACA expectations.
Questioning your caca expectations is a great place to start because it releases anger and resentment, which increases your level of happiness. But there’s more to
your story—and your happiness—than the caca expectations.
Each story in your life can lead you to a deeper understanding of your Personal Standards of Integrity, your judgments, your values, and your creativity. Archetypal Astrology: The Hero’s Journey Online Experience gives you the tools to question every facet of your story, release the anger, resentment, and negativity, and experience greater levels of happiness.
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