Take a moment to think about those you know who are generally happier in life and less anxious…Have you noticed that those people have less expectation in themselves and others?
When we focus purely on ourselves we become egocentric and selfish and this is a huge contribution to general unhappiness, anxiety and a lack of fulfillment because you will live with constant disappointment. If you don’t manage self-obsessiveness and expectation you can’t expect inner peace.
Life is about balance and balance is a true success. Know when you are powerless to a situation and let it be. Let go of expectation and perceived outcomes and focus more on others (positively) and your overall wellbeing will improve dramatically.