Do you have high expectations of yourself?


Research indicates, your growth and what you could achieve is hugely dependent on the expectations that you have for yourself. Your expectations in all areas of life, not just work. This includes every aspect of how you lead your life. Like the vehicle you drive, the dress you wear, how you carry yourself around.

An ok car or a good car?

Ok Attire or the best possible business attire from your wardrobe?

Do you want to look confident in your own skill and carry yourself to reflect your internal confidence? Or just move around aimlessly?

Now thinking about work, you can do just enough to complete the task or put your best efforts and complete it in a best possible way. You can build just ok slides for your presentation or out of the world presentation that would impress people.

For doing your best work, and presenting your best self you don’t need a permission or support from anyone other than you. And you don’t need to wait for that next promotion or that plum role to show what you are worth.

There is a wonderful Ted talk by Amy Cuddy – “Fake it till you make it”-. I really like a very simple aspect of our body language, changing how you feel about yourself, your confidence levels.

You seem so tangled between the thought process of delivering our best in the current role or holding it back till you get to that next promotion that you are expecting. But holding back our best until some of these conditions are met is like cheating yourself.

There is no harm in delivering the best of what you got with the current role and responsibilities you have. And continue to expect the best for what you deserve, and sure it will come your way.

The more you are offering your best self with every opportunity you encounter; you are sending the right signals out.  Improves your confidence, get noticed for always offering the best of yourself, ultimately you attract what you are expecting of yourself?

“It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than thinking your way into a new way of acting.” ― Jerry Sternin,

“It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than thinking your way into a new way of acting.”

The more you continue to put yourselves out there, the more you respond to situations thrown at us with the best possible composure and the more you behave like you are already delivering the role you deserve, its already given to you, it’s a matter of time before you get what you truly desire. This thinking puts you on a totally different plane of believing, and you start acting from a pl

ace of belief, thus, in line with your expectations.

Author: Veijay

Veijay is an IIT’an (IIT Madras), has two decades of experience of driving Change Management, Operational Excellence, Behavioral dynamics for global enterprises both at several MNC’s and Product Organizations

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