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    set yourself for disappointment

    Hi


    From a book about bodybuilding:

    Manage your expectations. One month is a good start in losing weight
    but it isn’t enough to get you ripped. Make a realistic visualization of
    the progress you can achieve in a certain period. Do not set yourself
    for disappointment.
    Most beginners get discouraged because of the
    unrealistic goals they set for themselves.

    I'm not sure how to understand that bolded phrase?

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    Re: set yourself for disappointment

    [not a teacher]

    "Do not set yourself up for disappointment." is exactly explained in the subsequent sentence "Most beginners get discouraged because of the unrealistic goals they set for themselves."

    Notice the missing word "up".
    Last edited by BobSmith; 23-Jan-2012 at 16:24.

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