Your High Expectations Are Getting in the Way of Your Goals

Stop your standards from derailing progress

A hiker atop several green hills.
A hiker atop several green hills.
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The Problem With High Expectations

A common goal you see people set is that they want to lose weight. Now, that goal alone poses several issues. In the context of this story though, one of the big problems is that of the expectation surrounding the goal.

  • Or eat VERY LITTLE
When it comes to fitness goals, people often have very high expectations.
When it comes to fitness goals, people often have very high expectations.
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Why You Give Up

You think — This won’t be hard; I have time for this; I need to be extreme in order to see results. All fair things to consider. Until you’re on day five and have already given up.

How to Deal With High Expectations

If you’re working on a new goal that you’ve never attempted before, it can be challenging to know what the expectation should be.

  • Did I make this too difficult?
  • Is it not difficult enough?
Numerous brown and white cupcakes.
Numerous brown and white cupcakes.
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You Can Still Dream Big

That same philosophy can be applied to goals that you have set before as well. It’s all about adjusting to the goal landscape as you go. Make things easier if they are too hard, make them harder if they’re too easy.

Your Expectations Moving Forward

If I set a goal to complete ten books a month, I would never get past month one. So instead, I set a goal that was manageable for myself, one with reasonable expectations, and because of that, I read more in 2020 than ever before in my life.

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