The burden of expectations may be one of the greatest drawbacks to success. (Radio comment)

It’s good to set goals and plan for high achievement; that way we know where we’re heading, and we can work hard to reach those goals. Sometimes, however, especially when we’re thinking of others and their pursuits, expectations can be unrealistic. It can be discouraging both to the observer and the worker when we are unrealistic in our projects. Plan carefully and realistically.

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity. . . Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 21:5; 16:3)