Set your expectations low and you will never be disappointed.
This is a concept that has time and time again proven to be true and they are words that I live by.
Expectations are a dangerous thing to have and I strive to at all moments and periods of my life to keep them at a minimum. The only expectations I have are of myself, and I try very hard to have none of others. Primarily for selfish reasons, I do not want to be disappointed, and secondly, because it is not fair to other people. Life and other things get in the way of properly fulfilling expectations and it is not fair to yourself or to others to be so stringent with them.
The good news too is if you keep your expectations low, people will be more likely to surprise you 🙂