when you keep your standards and goals low you don't disapoint yourself. for example, i like to set really easy goals for myself, like "i will pick up that pencil." then, if i manage to do it, i will feel good about myself. however, this can be kind of an unfullfilling life cuz you don't end up doing anything. thats why you should set small goals AND big goals. like: i will pick up this pencil, and then use it to write a prizewinning essay. that way, if you don't win the prize, at least you still half succeeded, and if you do you feel great!