Having high expectations is not a fault. Without them we would never reach farther, strive harder, or achieve to our full potential.
As I sit in a darkened office surrounded by a mound of snake-like extension cords, I tell myself that expecting my day job to have electricity on a Monday is not aiming too high. But then I did not account for the weekend vandalism that resulted in cut power lines and stolen cables.
My boss expects us to continue doing our job regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in, with a minimum of whining. I have to admit to a sneaking admiration for his stubbornness at not giving up and calling it a day as I head to the bathroom with a flashlight.
We could all take a lesson from this. Aiming high is admirable, falling short can be unavoidable, but how we handle it is completely up to us.
BTW, peeing in the dark is not as easy as it sounds.