Words of Wisdom: “Expectations Are Thieves”-Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, alongside her mom, Adrienne Banfield Norris and daughter Willow Smith, is a huge hit! On the powerful show, they discuss different life issues from addiction and immigration to love and self-esteem. So I had to share a video clip from an episode for our Words of Wisdom today!

In the clip, Jada opens up about expectations being thieves of joy, contentment, and gratitude. I know that all too well. In the past, I’ve been so laser focused on creating the life I want and expecting things to work out for me, that sometimes I lose sight of the blessings I already have. When what I expect doesn’t happen, I’ve gotten frustrated and angry and tend to take it out on those around me. I’ve gotten better at handling that, but man, those expectations can be a KILLER. I’ve learned to appreciate more of what I have and what’s going around me at the present moment. 

Let that be a challenge to you. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming and striving for more. But don’t let what you think should happen in your life blind you from the good that’s already taking place!

Watch Jada’s thoughts below!


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