Running is a prime example. I think to myself that I should be able to run (xx whatever race) on (xx whatever time) because if you put one foot in front of the other and train, then you should be able to run whatever, whenever. Just like Shakira says.
Here’s the thing: I will probably not get better with managing my own expectations and will probably continue to have unrealistic expectations for myself. However, in continuing to shoot for the moon, and having to settle for “only” the stars, I am running down a dream.