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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

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
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

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

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

"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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

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

The biggest problems with movies are expectations.
- Frank Oz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No.
1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations.
I felt a lot of pressure with that.
- Sarah Chalke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything.
There is so much off-court stuff to deal with.
And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
- Mary Pierce

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

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

Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe
his standards and expectations were the best ones.
- Joyce Maynard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations.
- Adlai Stevenson

If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match,
you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
- Hale Irwin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 want to top expectations.
I want to blow you away.
- Quentin Tarantino


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