176: When High Expectations Debilitate You

Having high expectations isn’t a bad thing, until they no longer are achievable and as a result, debilitate you. Tune in to hear my story of how I dealt with the reality of not being able to live the life I once had and adjusted my mindset and action steps to reach new heights in a more manageable way under those new circumstances.

Quotables

  • I am going to treat myself better and give myself space to be imperfect.
  • I take my worst attribute and do what I can to avoid it coming to the surface and in doing so that behavior becomes my best attribute.
  • High expectations are great but when they don’t match and take into consideration the circumstances of the moment, they are dead expectations.
  • It’s not that I am LESS THAN, I just have a different set of circumstances that alter my expectations.
  • I came into this moment of clarity on a pity party and left on a party bus.
  • I am not incapable of doing what I have done before. I just have to do it differently.
  • The best thing you can do is be real about what you’re facing.
  • I am not a lesser version of me, I am the best version of me in this circumstance.

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.