High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. (Charles Kettering, late American inventor)

On the other hand, psychologist Barry Schwartz says, “The secret of happiness is low expectations.” That doesn’t sound too encouraging, does it? Author Choco de Jesús offers another view: “Misplaced expectations inevitably lead to inadequate responses.”  It is best, no doubt, to plan carefully, project our plans realistically, and give it our very best effort.

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved [perfection], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. (Philippians 3:13)