It is practical to continue doing what you have done in the past that has consistently resulted in the desired outcome. It is unreasonable to expect others to do what is in your best interests but not in theirs. Expecting people to act in your best interests is a reasonable expectation. Expected results are usually more than achieved hopes -- they are anticipated outcomes.
If you want others to take care of you, be responsible for them, or give them priority over yourself, then you should plan to play a supporting role in their lives and be willing to let them go when necessary. If you try to control everyone and everything all the time, you will never enjoy yourself or have any peace of mind.
People don't like being controlled or told what to do. We want to be independent individuals who make our own choices so we can live life on our terms. Unless you are in a relationship where you both agree to play certain roles for each other, then yes it is unrealistic to expect others to do as you want.
Even if someone says they want to help you out or do something for you, you cannot expect them to act according to your wishes all the time. Sometimes people need time by themselves or have their own responsibilities they need to deal with first before they can help you out.
Definition Individuals' broad aspirations for the future are reflected in their future expectations. Sociodemographic traits, present physical and psychological functioning, as well as the social environment and culture, all influence future expectations. In general, people expect their future to be better than their past.
Why is this important? Because without these expectations there would be no motivation to work hard or invest time into learning new skills. Also, people need to have hope for the future because without this they would not continue trying new things or taking risks.
How do we measure future expectations? We can only infer how individuals think about the future by looking at what they say about it. Surveys usually include questions such as "If you could live your life over, knowing what you know now, what would you change?" or "What do you expect will be the main type of job that will exist in 2030?" By comparing respondents' answers to these questions with those from previous surveys, we can get a sense of whether future expectations are changing over time.
Have future expectations changed over time? A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center's Project for Future Trends found that while most people expect future generations will enjoy more prosperity than they have, fewer people believe that technology will make them better-off than their parents.
Do things because you know it's the correct thing to do. Don't just do things because everyone else does. Expectations just come in the way of wonderful life events. Don't let expectations (particularly those of others) get in your way. You can never meet or match other people's expectations.
Regret, grief, sorrow, humiliation, and melancholy result from unmet expectations about the past. Unmet future expectations lead to sadness, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, frustration, and hopelessness. If you didn't have any expectations, you'd just deal with things as they happened.
The problem comes when your expectations are unrealistic. For example, if you expect to lose weight by simply going on a diet, then you're going to be disappointed. Losing weight requires changes in both your lifestyle and mindset, so unless you make some adjustments, you won't see much change.
Setting high standards is good; setting impossible standards is bad. The more you expect of yourself, the better you'll do. But also remember that nobody is perfect. Don't punish yourself if you don't meet all of your goals immediately after setting them.
It's important to have goals, but it's even more important to be realistic about them. If you set out to accomplish too much too soon, you're going to end up feeling overwhelmed and defeated. Slow and steady wins the race. Keep in mind that small successes will lead to bigger ones later on.
Have faith in yourself. You can achieve anything you put your mind to, as long as you don't set your expectations too high. Good luck!