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Expectations Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Expectations

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Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

Scuttle the Assumptions, dash the Expectations,
and hoist the sails of CHOICE to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu


 

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

"You always..." and "you never..." are code phrases for
"you don't meet my expectations,
so I am declaring you inadequate and unacceptable."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life will not meet your expectations -
choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Open Mind and Open Heart -
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and I declare that I will thoughtfully consider all possibilities.
I will CHOOSE with courage, awareness,
consciousness, and compassion toward all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When life offers you a dream so far
beyond any of your expectations,
it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The position that I take partly as a result of living
in Asia is where you stop living according to your
expectations and you become available to experience things as they are.
- Martha Beck

I have great expectations for the future,
because the past was highly overrated.
- Sylvester Stallone

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations
and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
- Bruce Lee

Men...
are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out
of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
- Frederick William Robertson

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
- Patricia Neal

We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations.
- Adlai Stevenson

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations,
and small needs.
- William Howard Stein

It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work,
though!
- Roberta Williams

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film.
Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
- Bill Paxton

I don't think that I want to meet any of the icons.
I don't think that anybody can quite live up to your expectations.
- Jane Horrocks

The expectations are that when this investigation is completed,
Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision,
which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses.
- Robert Luskin

If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework,
there are reader expectations.
- Nora Roberts

Never idealize others.
They will never live up to your expectations.
- Leo Buscaglia

If you accept the expectations of others,
especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
- Michael Jordan

I believe every chess player senses beauty,
when he succeeds in creating situations,
which contradict the expectations and the rules,
and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
- Vladimir Kramnik

People see you as an object, not as a person,
and they project a set of expectations onto you.
People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing,
but actually it sets you apart.
- Candice Bergen

I think it will be helpful to people because I know
the expectations that are put on you as a sex symbol,
and how Marilyn Monroe suffered and so on,
and I was able to get free of that.
- Kim Novak

Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing,
but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
- Michael Landon

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive
expectations in advance of the event.
- Brian Tracy

I can't imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
- Edith Evans

Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No.
1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations.
I felt a lot of pressure with that.
- Sarah Chalke

If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match,
you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
- Hale Irwin

I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation
into a solo world with no boundaries,
no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.
- Tommy Shaw

I don't have high expectations anymore.
Maybe they've just been beaten out of me.
- Elisabeth Shue

Life...
It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself
to meet our expectations.
- Richard M. DeVos

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love.
With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to -
expectations.
But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.
- Greg Louganis

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.
- Bill Watterson

To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great,
singular power of self-respect.
- Joan Didion

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from
the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
- Orrin Hatch

My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
- James Brown

All clients' needs and expectations are vastly different.
- Bruce Bennett

It is only through raising expectations and striving
for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations.
The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,'
it never will be.
- Pepper Schwartz

Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe
his standards and expectations were the best ones.
- Joyce Maynard

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication
of my disappointment in man,
which is the opposite way of saying that I have high
expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations
shows executives what their strengths are,
where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
- Peter Drucker

I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter.
It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver.
And they have high expectations.
- Ralph Fiennes

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious,
all those feelings about playing for the Jets again.
If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here.
- Vinny Testaverde

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between
our talents and our expectations.
- Edward de Bono

Well, for us, it's always better not to have too many
expectations and to just go with the flow because then
it's always a big plus no matter what happens.
- Ville Valo

I hate to lull the audience into letting them think
that something is something.
It's always fun to defy expectations.
- Martin Short

It is great to be a blonde.
With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
- Pamela Anderson


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