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Never assume the obvious is true.
-- William Safire


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just like you expect

When you are prepared to find fault, you will. When you are prepared to find goodness and value, you will.

What you are looking for determines what you find. What you are expecting determines what you experience.

Expectations don’t magically change reality. Expectations do something even more powerful -- they change the way you deal with reality.

Is this going to be a positive, productive day or a disappointing, frustrating one? What do you expect?

The great thing is that you can expect whatever you choose to expect. And though the specific details won’t always match your expectations, the overall tone of the day will be just like you most sincerely expect.

Expect the best. Proceed under the assumption that you’ll get the best, from yourself and others, and you’re well on your way to getting it.

— Ralph Marston

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