Do twenty-somethings expect too much?
Yes, being twentysomething today can feel like death by unmet expectations, yet I believe it’s twentysomething’s belief in a bright, big future that might be one of their most important characteristics. As I write in Secret #19 in the book – I don’t think our plans and dreams are the problem. Our krizaaaazzzy timeline of how quickly we want those plans and dreams to be sitting on our doorstep with a big Christmas bow is the problem.
I thought the red carpet was going to be rolled out on day three of life in my 20s when God had that penciled in for Day 2,334. You know, for when I was actually ready for it. God has his timeline for your life. You have your timeline for your life. Some of the time those match—like on that one Tuesday in February, three years ago. But most of the time they don’t.
We could try and hold tight to the uncontrollable, gripping the details of our lives like a five-year-old trying to walk a rhinoceros. Or we can let them go and do their thing. We can drop them deep into the ground and water them with creativity, consistency, and patience.
Then when it’s the right time, we’ll watch our plans and dreams grow bigger, better and more beautiful than we ever could’ve planned.