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"High expectations are the key to everything." ~ Sam Walton

Open Mind, Open Heart, January 26

Once we reach a certain age, we tend to recalibrate our expectations. We expect less from the world once we’ve seen it up close. ~ Marianne Williamson, Age of Miracles

Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall be gloriously surprised. ~ G. K. Chesterton

The hope of the world lies in what one demands, not of others, but of oneself. ~ James Baldwin

Expectations are the thief of God's blessings. ~ Constance M. Hardy

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody it saves so much trouble. ~ Rudyard Kipling

Your life will follow your expectations. What you expect is what you will get. If you dwell on positive thoughts, you will move in that direction; if you continually think negative thoughts, you will live a negative life. ~ Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now

The harder you are on yourself, the easier life is on you. ~ Steve Chandler

Those of us have minimized expectations walk around with a greater sense of thankfulness (because so many wonderful things that we didn’t expect come our way each day). ~ Dennis Prager, Happiness is a Serious Problem

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

All gardeners need to know when to accept something wonderful and unexpected, taking no credit except for letting it be. ~ Allen Lacy

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. ~ Brian Tracy

An optimist expects his dreams to come true, a pessimist expects his nightmares to come true. ~ Oscar Wilde

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations. ~ Elliott Larson

Because their expectations are chronically low, pessimists (who invariably see themselves as realists) are seldom disappointed. ~ Gordon Livingston

By greatly reducing our expectations, we greatly reduce the amount of disappointment in our lives, and reduced disappointment leads to increased optimism—because few people can retain optimism after suffering repeated disappointment. ~ Dennis Prager

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