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Lower your Expectations to be Happy in Life

We live in high drama world, where we keep high expectation from ourselves and from everyone else. We want everything to be perfect, Every person in our life to be truly fair and disciplined. But really is that we live in an imperfect world. yes we all are imperfect and we always tend to be perfect. There is no harm in being perfect and keeping high expectation from others. But these expectation lead us to disappointment and frustration.

Lower your Expectations to be Happy in Life

I consider myself to be disciplined and punctual. So I always have high expectation from others to respect my time and my punctuality. Believe me, I have suffered a lot because of it. I used to be always on time, and I expected others to be on time as well. but it never happened in my life. And this led to frustration. Now after so many years, I realised why should I expect this thing from others. They are what they are. And they will not change on my command. Infact they don’t care, what I think. Why I try to create my world perfect. Let it be imperfect.

Let the people around me as they are. Why should I try to change them when I have no control on them. So slowly slowly I stopped expecting this thing from others. And I am at more peace now. I thought of writing this post to highlight some of the best saying on reducing our expectation from others and from our selves as well. We are also imperfect in one thing or other. And it is equally important not to get frustrated with yourselves as well. Things will fall apart, but don’t get disappointed. Here are 21 quotes on expectations, hope you will enjoy and learn to Lower your Expectations to be Happy in Life

Lower your Expectations to be Happy in Life

 1) When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. — Donald Miller

2) A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment. — Douglas Adams

3) I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. — Bruce Lee

4) Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. — Brandon Sanderson

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5) Expectation is the mother of all frustration. — Antonio Banderas

6) The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations. — Eli Khamarov

7) Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments. — Confucius

8) To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. — Madonna

9) You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations. — Stevie Wonder

10) If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it?” — Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

11) I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations. — Bill Watterson

12) He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that — Robert Jordan, New Spring

13) I hope you do not let anyone else’s expectations direct the course of your life.
— Julianne Donaldson, Edenbrooke

14) Peace begins When expectation ends. — Sri Chinmoy, Perfection and Transcendence

15) People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment.– Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn

16) When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.–Ryan Reynolds

17) Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be. –Max Lucado

18) You can’t live someone else’s expectations in life. It’s a recipe for disaster. — Bear Grylls

19) To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. Joan Didion

20)Low expectations is the key to happiness in life. — Christopher Miller

21) When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have. — Stephen Hawking

 

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