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Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent - always have.
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.
I don't have high expectations anymore. Maybe they've just been beaten out of me.
I was the first Navy, Marine or Air Force person who had been an astronaut to return back to the Air Force. I had certain expectations about what would be a reasonable and desirable position to be assigned to after my years of service.
I'm not interested in meeting people's expectations, and I'm not interested in pleasing people.
A voice is very intimate. It's something of your own. So there's always this fear, because you feel naked. There's a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don't want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility.
Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing, but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion.
Friedrich August von Hayek
I could talk for ages about how women are amazing, but essentially we shouldn't be manipulated by the media's expectations of our bodies. I'd recommend every woman to read 'Women Who Run with the Wolves' - it's about being in touch with your more wild, free and powerful side.
Bat for Lashes
You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
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