Raise your expectations to succeed.
“Aim for the moon and, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – W. Clement Stone
Or, inversely, lower your expectations to feel like you succeeded.
“The secret of happiness is low expectations.” – Barry Schwartz
Expectations can be healthy or unrealistic.
My son Griffin is in Kindergarten. We didn’t expect autism and had never suspected it until our pediatrician raised the concern when Griff was only 18-months old. Then kindergarten seemed like light years away and an impossibility.
Would he talk? Would he learn? Would he listen?
He exceeded our expectations during kindergarten. Academically he performed on a fourth grade-level; that’s as high as the test would go….