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It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Michael J. Fox
You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second.
It's great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
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.
I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
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.
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
Our children can achieve great things when we set high expectations for them.
Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world.
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.
There's a victory in letting go of your expectations.
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.
Just because an employee does things differently doesn't mean he or she won't do the job right or as well. If you establish expectations of the goal and the standards to follow, then methodology shouldn't be an issue.
The most effective way to shake an economy out of a terrible downturn when we're at the zero lower bound is an aggressive change in policy that makes people wake up, say 'this is a new day' and change their expectations.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
I don't have expectations. Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.
All the things you're not supposed to do at the beginning of your professional life - transgressiveness, arbitrariness and violating expectations - you find more attractive at the end of your professional life.
We don't want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.
That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don't expect them to learn, if you don't expect them to succeed - then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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.
I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent - always have.
I'm not interested in meeting people's expectations, and I'm not interested in pleasing people.
John F. Kennedy
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