In a recent Mind Tools Twitter poll, forty-four percent of respondents said they need to learn how to better manage their expectations about career progression.  For thirty-three percent it was managing expectations about how they’ll be rewarded.  

Sometimes our expectations can lead us astray, causing us to become easily frustrated or act in ways that aren’t in our best financial or career interest.  

To keep your expectations in check, avoid assumptions.  Have open, honest dialogue with those who can impact achievement of your career goals. Journal to objectively assess yourself, weigh the pros and cons of situations when your expectations differ from outcomes, and explore your feelings so that you develop healthy self-awareness and move closer to your deeper truth.