Outcomes trump intentions. It is better to set expectations to a manageable level, which positions your performance in a positive light. This is not manipulation, but rather an honest self-assessment and reasonable communication.
I’ve had some people ask me about my new job, senior leadership editor for Abingdon Press, in relationship to my old job as producer, speaker, and co-owner of Midnight Oil Productions. At first glance, they seem very different, like a departure from something I once considered my life mission.