Sept 17, 2012 – Are your expectations too high? Your expectations are what they are because of your aspirations, values, and who you are as a person and a professional. No-one has the right to tell you what your expectations should or shouldn’t be, though everyone has the right to question expectations as they relate to what they are trying to achieve. Setting standards for yourself and what is expected of others in support of you is your right. However, when it impacts others, make sure you are also considering their expectations as well.
Take an MM&I Moment to assess a situation in which you were told that your expectations or aspirations were too high or unrealistic. When someone makes you feel as though you are expecting too much or aspiring beyond what they believe is possible, understand where their opinion is based from first, acknowledge it without necessarily accepting it, and then provide action for you and for them based on your own confidence to continue to move forward. Sometimes helping someone know better how to meet the expectations placed upon them engages them in believing it is possible after all.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark” - Michaelangelo
Yours in synergistic thinking,