The world is full of paradoxes. One of the biggest is the tradeoff between having high and low expectations.
On the one hand, we need to expect to win at life, otherwise; what’s the point of even trying? But on the other hand, we can’t be discouraged when we lose.
The two different concepts are perfectly explained by the following two quotes.
- “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” — Zig Ziglar
- “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”― Alexander Pope