Most of the expectations that you live up to are your own creations.
You have a choice to be easy on yourself or stretch when the situation demands.
People only witness the outcome, they don’t have an access to the expectations that you keep in your mind.
You get in trouble when you label your own creations (expectations) as “what people expect from you”.
You eventually take your own freedom. Build a cage and lock yourself in that.
People in general, don’t expect anything from you. You may fail, succeed, get lazy, quit, make money, lose weight no one really cares.
So get a little creative around your expectations, set them right. Whatever suits you. This concept applies to careers as well.