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Expectation
Engrave this Quote The idea that positive illusions are in the service of sef-esteem virtually requires that they stay in check. If one develops substantially unrealistic expectations regarding the future that greatly exceed what one is actually able to accomplish, then one is set up for failure and disappointment, leading to lower self-esteem.
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-Shelley E. Taylor, Positive Illusions: Creative Self-Deception and the Healthy Mind (describing illusion of control bias), 1989

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