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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.
The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.
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.
When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
High expectations are the key to everything.
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.
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.
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.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
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.
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
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.
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.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
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 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.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
I have very high expectations of myself. I'm a very competitive person but competitive with myself. I want to be the best that I can be and if that means that I'm eventually better than everyone else then so be it.
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Michael J. Fox
It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.
Exceed your customer's expectations. If you do, they'll come back over and over. Give them what they want - and a little more.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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