Expectations


“If you can’t live up to your expectations, lower them.” unknown older
This quote may sound odd, but our expectations often stop us from enjoying our lives. Career opportunities are cast aside that could lead to new fascinating experiences. Excursions aren’t taken because they are less than desired and people are over-looked who could be treasures to know.
Expectations can hold us back. Instead, take it as it comes – with eyes wide open.

We Have The Opportunity to…

Maybe we look at our lives the wrong way sometimes. Instead of, “I have to go to dance lessons”, it can be said, ” I have the opportunity to attend dance instruction.”
Sounds better to me and everything we do can be reframed into, “I have the opportunity to…”
There are many tasks we’d just rather not do because they are simply hard.
This technique flips the stress switch in the right direction.
Oprah- “Everyday is a day to start over.” This applies to our attitudes, as well.

What Is Your Gift?

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“Be a good steward of your gifts, ” the poet Jane Kenyon urged.
Days can get away from us and we fail to do the one thing that is most important.
This is a wasted day. We really have no time to waste.

World Class Things

“Only through focus can you do world class things, no matter how capable you are.” Bill Gates
This is a daily inspiration to me. Is there anyone who doesn’t lose focus?IMG_4140

Life Requires a Great Deal of Sorting

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“We are largely the people we expect to be, because that identity shapes the way we sort through the thousand life choices with which we are confronted daily.” Judith Sills, PH.D.
Sure makes one think, this one.

Commit

Confused in a situation? “Just commit and then you’ll figure the rest out.” Sir Edmund Hillary
If ever a comment appeared to be true, this might be it.
Photo of YSL work area, where he created…after committing.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

What we do with our lives is obviously central to who we are.” Armstrong
We really do get to choose, if we don’t give up looking for the spot where we belong. It takes thought and being part of the world. Courage comes into play; oh, and hard work is essential. Or, we can continue to do …

What We Learn From

“You have to finish things – that’s what you learn from, you learn by finishing things.”
Neil Gaiman
This quote is one I need and it has pushed me forward today. This is how to earn respect, as well.

We All Add to the Culture of our World

We have a personal obligation to contribute to the culture around us.
“Take care with the little details. Watch your smile, your tone of voice, how you use your eyes, the way you greet people, the use of nicknames and remembering faces, names and dates. Little things add polish to your skill in dealing with people. Constantly, deliberately think of them until they become a natural part of your personality.” Eric Barker

Being a Masterful Adult

“I think you become an adult when you reach a point where you don’t need anyone underneath you.”
Studs Terkel…on the working guy

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