Realistic Expectations worksheet

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

The current worksheet is based on the Rational Expectations Theory, which has its roots in macroeconomics. According to it, an individual will form beliefs with available information, past experiences, and logic (Berger, 1991).

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help practitioners get to know their client’s expectations better.

How to use the worksheet?

People tend to have very high expectations all the time, and that is natural. The issue is how realistic these expectations are and how possible it is to reach them in a manner of flexibility. Sometimes we just need a reality check to investigate whether we can change something in our life or if we have to lower our expectations. 

You have to ask yourself, from time to time, are my expectations of myself and others realistic or unrealistic? In the following worksheet, you will find tactics and questions to help you readjust your expectations in order to reach your goals. 

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Berger, J. (1991). Expectations, Theory, And Group Processes. 100(2), 1-31.