Note to Self: Lower Expectations

Do you find yourself saying “tomorrow I’m going to organize all our family photos,” or “tomorrow I’m going to wake up early and work out,” but never do?

New York Times columnist Judith Warner has come to the conclusion that maybe we should stop placing these “great expectations” on ourselves and cut US some slack. She contemplates one major question: What if we all just acknowledged our limits and learned to embrace them?

Being more realistic about what we can and can’t do is certainly one way to view life, but doesn’t it also prevent us from being ambitious, or from losing that extra 10 lbs? If everybody took that attitude would anybody ever exceed OUR expectations? Read the article, and leave your comments below.

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