Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Most people underestimate their own abilities. They tend to remember their failures more vividly than their successes, and for this reason they have unrealistically low expectations about what they are capable of. Those individuals who distinguish themselves through great accomplishments are usually no more talented than average person: they simply set higher standards for themselves, since they have higher expectations about what they can do.
Do highly accomplished people achieve more than others mainly because they expect more of themselves?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：expect more, achieve more
正：high expectation of one selves motivates people to set higher goals and prevents people from self-satisfaction
反：higher expectation leads to heavier stress so that people are more likely to suffer from nervous breakdown.
补：it is vital to have a clear and proper understanding of oneself in terms of capability and potentiality.