It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, April 23, 2021

Chapter 4, Page 23, Book 21



Expect more from yourself than from others.

Author Unknown



April 23rd - believe in yourself

Expect more from yourself and least from others.

What you expect of yourself determines what you do with yourself.Sometimes this is hard because people are we are with many times may not have too high expectations for themselves or for you.  It’s then that we need to expect more of ourselves.

The only person that determines what you do with your life is you.  You can make it count and make a difference from experience.  In the long run when you look back at where you are right now, things will be different.  They’ll be shaped by what you expect of yourself today.  So aim high and expect more of yourself.

This is essential to one’s growth.  If I do not have expectations to reach my goals, then I’m not using my potential to the highest.  

Our expectations of others may not be fulfilled.  So it’s important one should have them about oneself. Expectations from others hurt a lot while expectations from yourself inspire a lot. We can’t change others, but we can change ourselves.



The most important opinion you have is the opinion you have of yourself.

Zig Ziglar


4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Our expectations can’t change other people but we can expect to change ourselves.

jack69 said...

I really hate to admit it, but I give others more of a break than I give myself. I have tried to change, but it is tough. AT times I expect more of myself than I can give. But that is a problem I must deal with.
You always give me something to chew on, metal food I guess.
Love from North CArolina
Sherry & jack

Martha said...

The last quote says it all!

Mevely317 said...

How true! Complacency's a sneaky thing; there's always room to improve ourselves.
I used to get so disappointed at the (non) work ethic exhibited by (most of) the young people at my job. It seemed they were only there to collect a pay check. Then again, it wasn't up to me to discipline or correct. They probably never had the benefit of being taught the value of a job well done.