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Positive Quotes about Expectations

Let these Expectations quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

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

This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.
- Steven Squyres

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

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

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

I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role
that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
- Ben Stiller

I try not to have high expectations of people because
it just sets you up for disappointment,
but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
- Famke Janssen

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

I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter.
It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver.
And they have high expectations.
- Ralph Fiennes

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

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

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

Simplicity is not the goal.
It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
- Paul Rand

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

It is only through raising expectations and striving
for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry

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

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

Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.
- Lindsey Buckingham

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

My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
- James Brown

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

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations.
The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,'
it never will be.
- Pepper Schwartz

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

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations,
nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
- Fritz Perls

I don't have expectations.
Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.
- Michael Landon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's great being blonde - with such low expectations it's easy to impress.
- Pamela Anderson

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

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

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

The biggest problems with movies are expectations.
- Frank Oz

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

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


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