Believing in your ability to do the impossible is often the foundation of innovation and achievement. Believing in someone else’s ability/willingness/drive to deliver the impossible to you is the foundation of dissatisfaction.
Yet that is the case in more and more corporate settings as I see people setting unrealistic expectations of what their organizations will deliver to them and on what timeline.
I deserve a promotion. I should be getting paid more. I should have more benefits. My job is worth more.
It’s good to have aspirations and hopes. Pursue them while you pursue excellence in your role. Ask your manager what you need to do to be considered the top candidate for that promotion.
But be wary of counting on your organization to deliver something in the future you think you deserve. You’ll be happier and more successful focusing on how to deliver more than spending your time convincing yourself you should receive more.