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Expectations Quotes

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

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

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

Life will not meet your expectations -
choose joy anyway.
- 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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

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

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

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

I try not to have high expectations of people because
it just sets you up for disappointment,
but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
- Famke Janssen

My parents had very high expectations.
They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
- Amy Tan

Simplicity is not the goal.
It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
- Paul Rand

I don't have expectations.
Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.
- Michael Landon

It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations
and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
- Mike Huckabee

I've always got such high expectations for myself.
I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.
- Mary Decker Slaney

I want to top expectations.
I want to blow you away.
- Quentin Tarantino

The biggest problems with movies are expectations.
- Frank Oz

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

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

I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.
- Al Gore

Our limitations and success will be based,
most often, on your own expectations for ourselves.
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
- Denis Waitley

We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations,
and you can also have your own style,
personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
- Lisa Guerrero

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change
their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh.
This way, others' expectations can be avoided.
- Tina Weymouth

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

So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself
for any level of success or failure.
- Gavin DeGraw

I had very low expectations.
Honestly, I think I had 11 rounds of golf the entire
year in before this tournament,
and I had hit balls maybe four or five times.
- Trent Dilfer

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything.
There is so much off-court stuff to deal with.
And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
- Mary Pierce

Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.
- Lindsey Buckingham

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

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness,
injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand
with increasing prosperity.
Expectations are dashed.
What can I say!
- Mary Douglas

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

So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so
high that I had a lot to live up to.
- Johnny Bench

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

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

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

Everything this series is being built up to be -
I think it's going to live up to those expectations.
- Matthew Hayden

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

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

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations,
nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
- Fritz Perls

I do my best not to have any expectations when I go
into a movie because it's not fair.
- Joel Siegel

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

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

You're under pressure when you produce facts.
You're working with facts in journalism,
but you're under all kinds of formal constraints;
there are expectations.
- Denis Johnson

The first step in exceeding your customer's expectations
is to know those expectations.
- Roy H. Williams

The expectations of life depend upon diligence;
the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
- Confucius

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

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.
- Ryunosuke Satoro


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