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. Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group http://bit.ly/2GAsoY4 Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://apple.co/2a7MyX4 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’

from Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast http://alwaysalesson.com/176-when-high-expectations-debilitate-you/

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