posted: Apr. 07, 2022.
Expectations. Disappointment. Standards. Hope.
I believe, people are afraid of setting expectations because they feel that once they do, they also face the possibility of disappointment. And…. that’s right (sort of). If we only focus on what could go wrong, we also miss out on the joy that comes from setting expectations that meet or exceed our wildest dreams. Technically, the expectations that we set for ourself is really our standard for our lives. Thus, if my expectations for myself are low… I could never disappoint myself. If I rarely set expectations… I will never disappoint myself. ….Let’s dig a little deeper….. If I dismiss the art of believing in myself (based on my expectations)….I also lose hope.
—Angela Sallie, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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