There is a growing interest and knowledge surrounding mental health and the power of our thoughts. More and more people are interested in self-improvement and self-awareness. We devour the latest podcast teaching us how to better parent our children or improve our diets. People share the latest TED talk with the same fervor as they do the juiciest gossip. We are in a generation that genuinely wants to know how we can be better and do better. Yet, so much of the "expert" advice out there is so vague and generic. We are told to start investing for retirement without being told exactly which accounts to open, how much money to deposit and how to measure growth. We are told to drink less alcohol, but if you ask five different doctors to quantify this, you will get five different answers. People want to improve and grow, but they need clarity and direction to do so. No one needs another generic book telling us we need to be better, but we crave a book that will not only tell us why to be better, but exactly how to do so. That is where The Expectation Gap can help.
Expectations are something every single person has and their effects are woven into almost every interaction we have. Some of the most hurtful and devastating effects often come from expectations that people do not even realize they have. Others may know their expectations exist, but can't easily identify where they originated from or why they are so important to them. There is often a major gap between the expectations we hold and the reality of what we experience. This gap is what causes so much of the discomfort and discontentment we feel, especially in our relationships. It is also the main focus of this book. Readers are gently guided through complex topics relayed in an approachable and conversational tone. It strikes the difficult balance between being informative and appealing, both educating and delighting the reader on their journey to self-improvement.
Many books allude to expectations and how important they are, but few offer as much specific insight into their impact on our relationships as The Expectation Gap does. This book does not simply offer a few encouraging words or indistinct advice on a generic topic. It dissects exactly why our expectations of those around us affect us so deeply and provides the tools and practical exercises to allow the reader to make real changes in their life. By reading and applying the principles contained within, readers will experience a significant shift in their own mindset which will reverberate out to their relationships. It delves into the psychology of human behavior while remaining easy to read and relate to. This book uniquely combines biblical principles, personal stories, and scientific studies to offer not only an engaging experience but also a compelling reason to desire and initiate change.