Have you ever worked within a youth group? It’s an amazing experience. Teenagers and students bring such varied personalities to the table you never know what to expect.
One day everything is sunshine and roses. The next it’s doom and gloom.
It’s hard to keep your expectations positive at times.
I know this isn’t something that’s only experienced when working with youths. Adults can be just as finicky and have the same kind of mood swings.
Yet I think having positive expectations is key to leading well.
Having positive expectations changes situations. It changes people.
My wife and I have seen it first hand in dealing with the students in our youth group.
After having a rough night with the students, our expectations can easily drop. Then, when we come back the following week, we’ve brought those expectations with us.