We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
You can NEVER rise higher than your expectations of yourself. Expect the BEST!
I think you have to have your own expectations of yourself and your own sense of purpose and your own intrinsic pleasure in the task. If you don't, you will drive yourself off a cliff because your fortunes will rise and fall, and if you identify too closely with that, you really will go insane.
But I think it is always difficult to have high expectations of yourself or anyone else.
You become what you do. How and what you become depends on environmental influence so you become who you hang around. Raise the standard your peers must meet and you'll raise your expectations of yourself. If your environment is not making you better, change it.
If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
She was becoming sad. There is no joy involved in following others' expectations of yourself
When you write, don't say, "I'm going to write a poem." That attitude will freeze you right away. Sit down with the least expectation of yourself; say, "I am free to write the worst junk in the world."
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