When someone says something like, " manage your expectations", what the person means is that you should lower your expectations. Has someone told you that before? Yes, I heard that a lot years ago when I was still single. I heard things like, "girl your expectations are too high, you need to lower them because the world does not revolve around you." Someone actually said that to me. Lol. But you know what? I refused to allow her to talk me down or change me or influence me to lower my expectations or affect me negatively. But did I get what I was expecting eventually? You bet I did; even when odds were against me!
So you see, the best way to manage your expectations is to raise them; as long as you have the right motives. Learn to believe in what you want and hold on to it, even in the face of opposition- false evidence appearing real!
No matter what others may say, learn to expect better. Learn to expect love.Learn to expect to live and enjoy the good life. Learn to expect a different treatment even when others are receiving worse.
When you learn to expect, you are saying, "yes I believe I will have it, or yes I believe it will happen" depending on what you are expecting!
Develop your expectations by learning and practicing it. When you ask someone to assist you on something, instead of being the usual pessimist, try and believe that the person will help you get it done by expecting a positive feedback.
Continue at it and keep practicing, and you will find out that your repeated thoughts and the positive images will become a reality.