A common theme that I see as I travel from client to client is a simmering frustration. Like the poster says, the frustration comes from having an expectation that at the moment, is unrealistic. Often, the expectation is based on having only part of the information and the rest of the information is conjecture.
While many people maintain that expectations are just like goal setting, I disagree. Goal setting is about setting goals for one’s self. Expectations are often about setting goals or standards for other people – standards that may be impossible to achieve.
One needs to recognize the truth about expectations – whether the expectation is based on fact or fiction.