Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Expectations

What expectations do people have of you? Do you have of yourself? What happens when you don't live up to the expectations set up for yourself or that others set for you?

26 comments:

annies said...

My parents expect me to get good grades and succeed in school and life. My friends expect me to be loyal to them, and not ever leave them.
I expect to go to college. I have big plans for myself. I expect to be an actress, it's been my dream since I was three.
If I don't live up to my expectations, I feel sad and frusterated. If I get a bad grade and my parents see, they don't ground me, but they say "I am very disapointed in you" and thats the worst of all.

laurene said...

Peoples expectations for me are that i get good grades in school and stay focused on my work. Also they expect me to work hard on the things that mean a lot to me, like lacrosse. I expect myself to finish freshman year with all A's or B's, and make JV or Varsity lacrosse. If i dont live up to my expectations i do not give up. I look at the mistakes i made in the processes and try again either next year or the next day.

jackie said...

My parents usually expect me to work the hardest I can in school, do the best I can, and to earn good grades. When I get a B, sometimes its not good enough for them. My friends expect me to be there for them, be the one they can count on and to spend time with them mostly. My own expectations are to succeed, get very good grades and not ever lose my focus, but most of all try and to do my best. When I don't live up to people's expectations and my own, I feel like I have failed. This failure makes me disappointed, angry, and sad. I feel like I need to recover them, and try again, life is all about mistakes and learning from them.

alenav said...

My family expects me to do my best. They expect me to suceed in school, sports, and everything i do. My friends expect my to be there for them and not let them down. I have large expectations for myslef. I want to go to a great college and have a family. I also want to be a marine biologist and work in the ocean. If i don't suceed in doing something i usually don't give up and keep trying until i get it right. If i don't get it eventually i usually feel dissappointed and try something else.

Dennis K said...

Whether it be my family, friends, teachers, or coworkers, they all share common ground, all present expectations to me. My family, as do others, expect a great deal from me; maturity, drive, cooperation, and respect are just a minute portion of their expectations for me. Expectations have been set high for me so, in turn, I will blossom into a better person. Because of the level of expectation placed on my sholders by my acquaintances, I have become accustum to it. I therefore expect alot from myself. My expectations of myself are just about the same as my acquaintance's. Once I fail to live up to my expectations, I become angry at myself (depending at how serious the circumstance is). When expectations set by others are not lived up to on my part, one will not find me appealing. The ones who bestowed upon me the expectations in the first place would not be too thrilled either.

seanb said...

I have very high expectations thrust upon me. My parents expect me to do my very best in school, in my social life and every day decisions. With my dad leaving for Iraq I will have the higher expectations to help support my family emotionally and physically. Socially my friends expect me to be there for them, to help them figure out solutions, and to help them make the right choices. As a role model for close to fifty young children I have to show no weakness and teach them good morals to live by. For people who need emotional help I have to show them emotional strength trying to help them through their hard times. My teachers expect me to do very well in school and get high grades in my classes. I also have high expectations for myself. My expectations are that I focus on staying emotionally strong, being a good friend, good student, good person, good figure, finish my book while balancing out the rest of my life, and fill in the position of my dad. If I cannot fill out these expectations then I have the guilt knowing that I have failed my friends, family, and everyone else and guilt for me is the hardest thing to live with.

joeyw said...

Expectations that my parents have of me are that i get good grades, do well in sports, and not be mean to other people and be a good person. The expectations i have of my self are close to the same as my parents are of me. I might get in trouble or be dissapointed in myself.

mandig said...

Peoples expectations for me are to stay in school and make good grades. Expectations for myself is to enjoy my High School years and to apply into a Collage when the time comes. I also expect for me to do well in what my career will become. If I don't live up to the expectations others and myself set up I'll not be so successful as I have hoped, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to give up on what I believe and what others believe in me.

samh said...

There are many people who have very high expectations of me. My parents expect me to do my best in everything I do whether it's school, or sports. They expect me to get good grades and to set out to achieve my dreams. My friends expect me to be trust worthy and put their best interest in mind. My coach expects me to be committed to the team and to show up on time to everything. And finally my teachers expect my to do my work and be prepared so that I can succeed. The expectations that I set for myself are that I get very good grades, that I make at least the J.V. Soccer team, and that I am a good friend in the process. I expect myself to achieve my goals and make myself a better person by leaning from my mistakes. If I dont't live up to the expectations set for me or by me I will make sure that I try again and that I never give up.

Anna K said...

Everyone expects something out of everyone whether it is to achieve good grades, or to just strive for the best person you can be. Like many others, the people in my life expect me to endeavor to be the best that I can be at what ever I do. Expectations are high and I plan to soar past the expectation level and fly all the way to the top. I have multiple expectations for myself which include achieving all A’s and proving my athletic side to everyone. If I don’t live up to all my expectations I will get frustrated but it will also motivate me to work even harder to make sure that eventually, I will achieve what I know I can. If I don’t live up to the expectations other people have for me, they will be disappointed in me, but they won’t give up and I trust that they would still believe in me and know that I can achieve all that they ask.

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Xavia H2011 said...

People expect me to do many things, and different things are expected from me at different times and places. Such expectations are just being kind, behaving, participating in class, being on task, listening to directions, ect. I want to exceed these expectations so that I can acheive my goals or goals of someone else to help out in any way. I also have expectations for myself. I expect that I can work my hardest at anything I do and I will always try to do my best and not be such a procrastinator. When I don't live up to these expectations from myself or others, I let them or myself down and I might not be as succesful as I wanted to be.

carterw said...

my family expects alot from me like to be helpful and to get good greads. my friends expect just as much. they want me to be there whenever I can and to be nice to them. my teachers expect me to work hard and get good greads and so do my parents. I expect to go to collage and get a job and maybe have a family.

angelicao said...

People expect me to be really smart like my sisters. They expect us also to be alike and sometimes it bugs me because im an not like them at all and just cause we are triplets doesnt mean we are the same. I expect myself to try hard in everything I do,and to get goood grades.When I do bad in something that I wanted to exceed or my family wants me to then I feel really sad about it but then I try harder to get it. When I dont exceed my families expectaions I get something important taken away until it is better.

brandonh2011 said...

People expectations on me are for expamble do well in school be a nice thoughtful person.For myself is pretty much just make everyday count why live a day that isn't enjoyed.I fell disappointed i feel like why try if your not going to succeed.

avereel said...

People don’t have too many expectations of me. Most expect me to have really good grades, and to maintain them throughout the entire year. Many of them expect me to try out for every choir and every play, and then expect me to get in. Though many times, I can live up to these expectations, when I don’t, people think a little less of me. When I don’t get an A in a class, people start to wonder if I am actually all that intelligent. Others wonder why I am not trying, and then lecture me about it; though their own grade might not be any better than my own. When I don’t get into a choir or a play, people think that it is the teacher’s fault, and then that particular teacher won’t be very popular among my friends for a while.

I expect many of the same things. I expect to get good grades in all my classes. I also expect to get involved and to try out for some of the plays, musicals, and choirs that are available at our school. However, I don’t always expect to get on to everything I try out for. When I get bad grades in school, I do get upset, but I try not to let it bother me. I know that stressing out about grades after they have already been entered is silly. The more I stress, the worse I do in that class so I, unlike many of the people around me, try not to flip out when my grade isn’t quite as good as I had hoped.

kellyS said...

A lot of people expect different things of me. My mom expects me to get good grades, be kind, and obey her rules. My teachers expect me to do my homework, study, and just be responsible for my work. My sports teams expect me to try hard and do my best. But the person that expects the most from me is myself. I'm always trying to push myself and set my goals high. If I don't live up to these expectations then I have left the people down who were expecting me to achieve. I’ve also let myself down. I hate not accomplishing my goals. So I don't allow myself to give up.

alexe said...

Expectations most people have of me is to be an all-star athalete in everything i do, when im not that good at most sports. Expectations i have for my self a is mostly to stay healthy, and never ever give up. When i dont live up to expectations i set up for myself or that others set for me, i get dissapointed in myself and try harder the next time

ethan l said...

My parents expect me to do good in school, and in drumming. I also expect myself to do good in scool and drumming, and also skate boarding. Because all of those are very important to me. When I dont succeed in my expectations I feel very disapointed in my self, and in other peoples expectations their disapointed but it dosnt matter very much to them unless its important.

annes said...

People always expect so much from me and sometimes its hard because they expect more than I can do. Like in my old school my teaches expected me to be very intelligent and they didn't help me as much as the others because the thought I knew everything even though my grades showed I didn't sometimes. Also in sports, mostly lacrosse, my coach made me go one on one when I got the ball and sometimes I didn't want to because I saw someone open but they expected me to go beat the man and score so that's what I did. I felt bad for not passing but if I did I would let down my coach and he expected me to listen to him when he told me to do stuff. Also they always thought I would score and they would rely on me to score. It was a very high expectation and a lot of pressure. On the Long Island Pride my coach always wanted me to go the cage but sometimes I couldn't or I would miss, he expected too much from me and I stressed during the games.In my family my parents have high expectations for me. My dad expects me to try my hardest in everything I do and sometimes its hard, because I am not perfect and I have trouble with things. He expects me to be nice to my sister all the time and I try but she is annoying sometimes and it's hard not to yell at her. That's the same with my mom shes wants me to do good and sometimes I don't and I feel like I let her down and then when I do it I feel better. In sports my parents expect me to try and go to practices because lacrosse is a commitment and I have to go. I love it so they don't expect me to not try they know I will. All they expect me to do in sports is be a team player and have fun and try, that's it, its easy. Expectations can stress you out but then when you live up to them you feel much better.I have some expectations of myself. I want to get good grades so I can have options of where to go to college. I want to play Division 1 Lacrosse in college and I want to be happy.

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annes said...

Expectaions: seand

I think people expect me to try my hardest in everything I do and give them the respect and attention that they deserve. I expect myself to excel in everything I do. I expect to get good grades and be good at the sports I play. I also want to be a good friend and be someone who people want to talk to when they need help. I get disappointed when I don’t live up to those expectations and I feel like I let people down, including myself.

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laurenp said...

There are many people in my life who expect a lot form me. My whole family expects me to go to collage be the first one to graduate, be a doctor lawyer or something great. I also have expectations of my self also I expect myself to do good in life and to be happy and to also make my family and friends happy and proud of me. When I don't live up to my expectations I kind if feel like guilty because I know i could have lived up to it I was just to lazy. If i don't live up to what my family expects it would make me feel like a failular.

berekm said...

People always expect so much from me and sometimes its hard because they expect more than I can do. Like in my old school my teaches expected me to be very intelligent and they didn't help me as much as the others because the thought I knew everything even though my grades showed I didn't sometimes. Also in sports, mostly lacrosse, my coach made me go one on one when I got the ball and sometimes I didn't want to because I saw someone open but they expected me to go beat the man and score so that's what I did. I felt bad for not passing but if I did I would let down my coach and he expected me to listen to him when he told me to do stuff. Also they always thought I would score and they would rely on me to score. It was a very high expectation and a lot of pressure. On the Long Island Pride my coach always wanted me to go the cage but sometimes I couldn't or I would miss, he expected too much from me and I stressed during the games.

In my family my parents have high expectations for me. My dad expects me to try my hardest in everything I do and sometimes its hard, because I am not perfect and I have trouble with things. He expects me to be nice to my sister all the time and I try but she is annoying sometimes and it's hard not to yell at her. That's the same with my mom shes wants me to do good and sometimes I don't and I feel like I let her down and then when I do it I feel better. In sports my parents expect me to try and go to practices because lacrosse is a commitment and I have to go. I love it so they don't expect me to not try they know I will. All they expect me to do in sports is be a team player and have fun and try, that's it, its easy. Expectations can stress you out but then when you live up to them you feel much better.
I have some expectations of myself. I want to get good grades so I can have options of where to go to college. I want to play Division 1 Lacrosse in college and I want to be happy.

adama said...

I think people have high expextations from me. I would say that my parents have the most expectations from me. I have the expexctation of doing well in school and making it to a good college. If I don't follow expectations of me I feel like I have let myself down and I know that I can do better. These are the expectations of me.

ethan l said...

My parents expect me to do good in school and stay focused. My firends expect me to trust them and be there for them if somthing were to happen. I expect my self to get good grades and do well in drumming and skateboarding.When I dont live up to my expectations I feel like I sort of failed my self in a way. When I don't live up to other peoples expectations set for me they would probably be disapointed to me.