The human’s expectation is very strange, for the same thing, one people with high expectation or low has different view.
Sometimes, we would like to consistently show out best to everyone, that may make us have a high expectation level. however, once we touch with someone for a long time, if s/he is behind the expectation, we may think him or her just so so. on the contrast, if we always keep a low level of expectation at the beginning, the result will be completely different.
Let’s move to the project management, before the product is released, we already promise to the management, our product will have many popular features, support HA solution, and have a good quality. but when it is released, we find there are many issues there. at this time, what do you think of how management will handle it. Your image is damaged, even your or team’s credit will be exhausted. so please don’t have management or others have a high level of expectation, which is harmful sometimes.
Also take a movie as an example, if a director has a very good movie, and the revenue is pretty great. when he executes a next movie, we should have a high level of expectation, we are looking forward to this movie. at this time, we think the movie should 100 score, but actually it just has 75. Principally, if a movie is with 75 score, it should be a good movie. but once our expectation is growing, and after we go to cinema, the score should be less than 50. so how to handle it? sometimes, we can lower the expectation level, then we go to cinema, we find the movie is beyond our expectation. At this time, the result may be very different. anyway, it is a market strategy item.
Back to our life and work, a proper expectation should be kept. it is depended on what kind of thing we are doing.