Expectations are an outward-in form of processing life. Intentions are an inward-out form of processing life.
Expectations leave us with the inevitable stress of trying to control the uncontrollable.
Intentions give us the opportunity to realize the only control we really have.
Expectations shift our attention to the future. Intentions bring our attention to the present.
Expectation is anticipation and reaction. Intention is deliberate action.
Expectations are what is “supposed to be.” Intentions are what “can be.”