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Expectations Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Expectations are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

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

 

Scuttle the Assumptions, dash the Expectations,
and hoist the sails of CHOICE to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

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


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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

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

"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

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

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

Life will not meet your expectations -
choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

We don't want people to have expectations of us,
but then we have expectations of everybody else.
- Lauryn Hill

I do my best not to have any expectations when I go
into a movie because it's not fair.
- Joel Siegel

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
- Patricia Neal

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high
expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the
famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
- Richard Ernst

Never idealize others.
They will never live up to your expectations.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

If you accept the expectations of others,
especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
- Michael Jordan

The people who don't like it tend to dislike it intensely.
That's unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately
goes against audience expectations.
- John M. Ford

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

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

Having that amount of nominations makes me a little nervous,
because you feel that the bar is really high,
the expectations are really high, but it also feels great.
- Lee Ann Womack

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

I can't imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
- Edith Evans

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication
of my disappointment in man,
which is the opposite way of saying that I have high
expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine

The biggest problems with movies are expectations.
- Frank Oz

Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love.
With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to -
expectations.
But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.
- Greg Louganis

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

I had very low expectations.
Honestly, I think I had 11 rounds of golf the entire
year in before this tournament,
and I had hit balls maybe four or five times.
- Trent Dilfer

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

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

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

I have great expectations for the future,
because the past was highly overrated.
- Sylvester Stallone

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from
the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
- Orrin Hatch

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

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

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

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

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

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

The interval between a cold expectation and a warm
desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees
of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness.
- Samuel Alexander

The secret to true happiness is a combination of low
expectations and insensitivity.
- Olivia Goldsmith

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

Our limitations and success will be based,
most often, on your own expectations for ourselves.
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious,
all those feelings about playing for the Jets again.
If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here.
- Vinny Testaverde

People see you as an object, not as a person,
and they project a set of expectations onto you.
People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing,
but actually it sets you apart.
- Candice Bergen

All clients' needs and expectations are vastly different.
- Bruce Bennett

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

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

I don't have high expectations anymore.
Maybe they've just been beaten out of me.
- Elisabeth Shue


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