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The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.
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.
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.
When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
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.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
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.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
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.
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations.
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
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.
It's always better to shock people and change people's expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do. It's not unexpected for me to be in a comedy film anymore; I'm no longer the underdog in that world. Not that I'm great or good at it or anything, it's just that I've done a bunch of them, so you're not shocked.
Exceed your customer's expectations. If you do, they'll come back over and over. Give them what they want - and a little more.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it's bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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