Nov 6, 2017 - Are your expectations getting in your way? Do you have high expectations of yourself and others, and they are not being met to your satisfaction? Do your expectations also come with a specific way in which you think things need to be done? With regard to your expectations of yourself, are you constantly raising the bar, scrutinizing your actions and being self critical? With regard to your expectations of others, are these individuals fully aware of why what is expected of them is important in a way that is meaningful and empowering? Too often, our expectations of ourselves and others loses sight of the bigger picture in the ultimate desired outcome for the benefit of all. When you focus on what is ultimately desired altruistically, how it gets accomplished can occur in a myriad of ways.
Take an MM&I Moment to assess if your expectations are actually slowing down progress. List the reasons why you believe your expectations are not being met. Now make a note if any of these reasons are limiting the possible ways something could be accomplished. Ask yourself if you are empowering others to meet your expectations or limiting them. Also ask yourself if you fully understand what others expect of themselves to confirm if you are in alignment. Having high expectations is a driver of success, as long as these expectations are accompanied with a spirit of agility, trust and empowerment.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations." - Ryunosuke Satoro
Yours in synergistic thinking,