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Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Highest expectations

If you’ve been disappointed, it’s tempting to lower your expectations so you won’t be disappointed again. But that’s not how it works.

In reality, when you expect less you’ll be disappointed more. The lower you aim, the less fulfilling your life will be.

You deserve a life that’s full and rich, so set your expectations high. And see each disappointment as an opportunity to set those expectations even higher.

In one way, disappointment is a good thing because it means you are making an attempt. The key to fulfillment is to keep making those attempts, to keep raising your expectations, and to work your way forward.

A strong sense of purpose is what will keep you going. By continuing to expect the best of yourself you can move quickly away from each disappointment.

When you fail to reach your expectations, raise those expectations even higher. Make it meaningful enough and you’ll make it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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