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Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
-- Daniel Barenboim
 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Expect even better

Let your reality be driven by your expectations, not the other way around. Expect the best, and if you don’t get it, expect even better.

If other people fail to meet your expectations, that’s no reason to lower those expectations. In fact, it’s an opportunity to raise them higher.

Don’t compromise your expectations based on disappointing results. Instead, use the experience to make your expectations more compelling.

Choose your expectations to be more than just an extrapolation of what has already happened. Set those expectations based on where you intend to go next.

The purpose of an ambitious expectation is not to eventually prove yourself accurate. It is to compel and encourage you, and those around you, toward excellent performance.

Keep your expectations high, no matter what. And you’ll keep your efforts pointed toward the best you can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

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