Why should we not expect high from anyone?We all have some expectations. We expect from family members and friends. Parents have expectations from their children. Teachers have some expectations from their students. At the workplace, an employee is expected to complete the dedicated task. When these expectations are fulfilled we feel glad and satisfied. But if our expectations don't meet we feel dejected. Sometimes people expect a lot from their selves. They also work hard to fulfil them but situations do not always support them. And sometimes our expectations really frustrate us.
Expectations are fine up to some extent but problems arise when we have high expectations from someone or even from ourselves. Because high expectations help to build confidence and responsibility. It motivates and encourages to complete a committed task. But on the other hand, high expectations may sometimes be destructive. It can increase the pressure that may lead to avoidance, emotional distress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. For example, parents when having expectations from their child to get the top rank in the JEE or NEET exam. But the child could not score the good rank. He/she may feel dejection which may also turn into anxiety or depression.
To face such issues, one should try not to expect anything from anyone. Because we do not expect from everyone that is in our life. We also know that who can fulfil our expectations. It is also true that expectations can hurt. It is not sure that every expectation will be fulfilled. So, don't expect high from others and build confidence and esteem in yourself. Expect from yourself, not others.
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