improve your reality,
or lower your expectations.
Some people I've spoken to think that in order to motivate yourself to work harder towards your dreams is to set higher expectations. That way you are guaranteed to achieve at least half of it. Others believe that keeping expectations low and hoping for less than you can actually get is the key to happiness. And there are people who are convinced that we should have no expectations at all because the outcome is always unpredictable, anyway. The reality, however, is much more complicated.