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Be kind whenever possible, and it is always possible.
-- The Dalai Lama


Saturday, April 6, 1996

What do you expect?

People generally live up to your expectations of them. If you assume that they’ll cheat you and expect them to take advantage of you, they probably will. If you expect the very best from them, that’s often what you’ll get.

It works the same way, to an even greater degree, with your expectations of yourself. When you expect the best from yourself, you’ll get it. Expectations play a key role in the way you see things. When you expect the best, you’ll see opportunity in situations where others will see only problems. You’ll have the confidence of knowing that you will never settle for less than the best.

And when you expect the best of yourself, you’ll inspire others to do their best as well.

Expect to succeed in every situation. Never settle for less than the best from yourself. And do others a favor by expecting the best of them. What you expect will come to pass.

— Ralph Marston

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