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Motivational 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

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


 

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

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

The River of Life has no expectations
and makes no assumptions.
- 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

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

Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing,
but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
- Michael Landon

Well, for us, it's always better not to have too many
expectations and to just go with the flow because then
it's always a big plus no matter what happens.
- Ville Valo

It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film.
Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised.
- Bill Paxton

I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation
into a solo world with no boundaries,
no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.
- Tommy Shaw

Men...
are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out
of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
- Frederick William Robertson

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

Our environment, the world in which we live and work,
is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
- Earl Nightingale

When you make a film like this, you must have the highest
expectations of your audience.
Having worked in situations where we have the lowest
expectations of our audience.
- Atom Egoyan

No, I don't make my work in order to challenge or confuse
other people's expectations -
I only do what I find natural.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between
our talents and our expectations.
- Edward de Bono

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules
and expectations for behavior,
and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that.
- Pat Boone

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

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations,
and small needs.
- William Howard Stein

The best things in life are unexpected -
because there were no expectations.
- Eli Khamarov

It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.
- Danny Boyle

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

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

We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.
- Steven Gerrard

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

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

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

I think the media makes it tough to play in New York.
There are so many papers and TV channels covering the
Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high.
- John Starks

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

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

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive
expectations in advance of the event.
- Brian Tracy

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

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

Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations
at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973.
The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
- Thomas J. Sargent

To free us from the expectations of others,
to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great,
singular power of self-respect.
- Joan Didion

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

Lower your expectations of earth.
This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.
- Max Lucado

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

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

Segregation was a burden for many blacks,
because the end of the civil war and the amendments
added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond
reality in some respects.
- Ed Smith

I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show.
Because it's fun and there's no expectations,
it's encouragement to be different, do something new.
- Bill Kreutzmann

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.
- Bill Watterson

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images
founded on previous experience.
- Samuel Alexander

The first and most optimistic response was complete
rational expectations econometrics.
A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function.
Maximize it.
- Thomas J. Sargent

We tend to live up to our expectations.
- Earl Nightingale

Other people may not have had high expectations for me...
but I had high expectations for myself.
- Shannon Miller

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

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

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


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