Posts Tagged ‘Expectations’

High Standards & Low Expecatations

There’s nothing more frustrating than working with someone with low #standards and high #expectations.

They constantly try to cut corners but are baffled at the mediocre results when reality catches up to them.

The same is true when it comes to relationships. Those with low standards and high expectations are constantly whining about how things aren’t going their way but refuse to take responsibility for the sub-par outcomes.

Finding people that have high standards and low expectations, on the other hand, are an absolute pleasure to work with and hang around.

You can trust that they’ll put attention, love, and care into whatever they do and be delighted at the results regardless of the outcome.

The best way to find those people? To increase our standards and lower our expectations.

151- Specificity Matters

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to back up Terabytes of photos and videos captured during my travels onto the cloud.

While every hotel, co-living, and Airbnb today offers free high-speed wifi as a standard, “high-speed” is surprisingly subjective, oscillating between upload speeds of 0.1 MB/sec and 100 MB/sec.

The difference in performance on both ends of the spectrum is dramatic: At 100 MB/sec, it would take me just two days to back everything up. At 0.1 MB/sec, it would take me over five years!

Labels, standards, and criteria exist to help us simplify complexity, set #expectations, and make good #decisions – but when they get too diluted, they lose their power and #purpose .

In a world filled with #greenwashing and false advertising, specificity helps. Don’t just hide behind a certification. Celebrate the precision and progress you’ve made over the years.