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Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
-- J. Krishnamurti


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Expectations and reality

Reality will not always live up to your expectations. Yet your expectations always have an influence on the way you live your reality.

Your expectations do not magically transport you to the destination of your choice. However, those expectations can indeed provide you with a clear and realistic path to travel.

Expectations do not change the world around you. Rather, they illuminate certain specific and highly useful portions of your world.

Positive expectations enable you to see the way forward. And they keep you motivated as you do the work necessary to travel that path.

Reality is what it is, and conditions are what they are. What you expect of yourself and what you expect for yourself will strongly influence what you make of your reality.

Carry the very best of expectations with you at all times. And you’ll be showing yourself how to make life truly great.

— Ralph Marston

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