What we expect of ourselves is generally "programmed" into us by the families that raise us, the communities we belong to, and the trusted others (teachers, preachers, coaches, etc.) whom we emulate.
What we expect of ourselves is generally perpetuated by culture and habit.
What we expect of ourselves is generally shaped by others for most of our childhood years.
What we expect of ourselves is generally shaped by US for most of our adult years.
Two questions to consider, with all that in mind:
- How are we shaping the expectations of the children we interact with everyday?
- How are we changing the expectations of ourselves toward higher and more positive outcomes everyday?
Both are completely within our control.
Thus, we have two pathways toward fashioning a better world.