Managing Expectations



When you can plan for what’s realistic, you won’t overextend yourself. Evaluation eliminates frustration!

It’s crucial to consider expectations before saying yes to something.

Everything we commit to comes with a list of expectations, and honestly I struggle with this.

So, I am challenging myself to ask two questions:

  • How will this yes feel two weeks, two months, or six months from now?
  • Could any part of this yes be tied to people pleasing, and allowing that desire to skew my judgment of what’s realistic?

Realistic expectations should be planned for. That means I have to make myself write down the demands for this yes answer on my calendar.

If it’s a project, then I make a project timeline.  If it’s a financial commitment, I make out a budget.

When I can plan for what’s realistic, I won’t overextend myself. Evaluation eliminates frustration!


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