I Expect a Lot of Myself

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    Desire, Despair, Desire

     I believe in reaching beyond my grasp -- I always need something to strive for. But sometimes I reach so far past my grasp, and then expect myself to succeed, that I set myself up for failure and disappointment. It's such a fine line between (1) exciting, motivating goal...
    gottatell gottatell
    31-35, F
    6 Responses May 28, 2008

    Shape Up & Fly Right

    my expectations are high, my standards are high, I expect to meet my own challenges. 
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2008

    High Expectations

    I expect alot of myself. Others don't expect anything of me, but I do have very high expectations for myself. I want to do all i can to help others, and put others before myself, make a difference in someone's life and make a difference in this world, that will live on when I am...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    May 23, 2008

    Nothing Less Than Perfection!

      I have always expected nothing less than perfection in everything I do. From my school days if I would receive anything less than an ‘A’ I would consider myself a failure (for the record, I considered myself a failure quite often thanks to those darn B...
    lifeslife08 lifeslife08
    36-40, M
    Oct 3, 2008

    Ridiculous

    Why do I think it's OK and natural for the rest of the world to make mistakes, yet it's not acceptable for me?  It's crazy.  In my own little mind, I feel as if I have to be as close to perfect as possible in order to measure up to everyone else. What a ridiculous...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2008

    I Know I Can Deliver

    I don't expect as much out of my family and friends as I do out of myself because I know what I am capable of. I feel like that's fair.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 18, 2011

    Help Me To Move Out Of This Mirage!!!!!!!!!!!

    hey ... i truly expect a lot out of myself.....though i am aware of my limitation...but still....is it right??.....i have dissolved my whole career coz of this ....in a bad situation now ...can any one help...plzzzzzz
    faliureblues faliureblues
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

    No Bar.

    I expect a lot of myself. But I don't think I'm actually ok with that. Who am I trying to measure up to, or for? I want to be able to stop feeling that I have to reach some unattainable goal to ever be good. Or even acceptable to myself. I need to relax these defeatist...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2007

    Some Would Say Inhuman Expectations...

    i think this is because i know i can do much better than most people because i ahve been through really rough situations where i just 'survived'...so compared with them nothing seems too much.and i also learnt from them that life is hard and when you less expect it you'll have to...
    lunarstrings lunarstrings
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2011
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