Getting by Isn’t Good Enough: Make Exceeding Expectations Part of Your New Normal


Do you set the intention every day to exceed expectations? Let me ask you this: What’s more fun? You go home at the end of the day and you say, “Hmm, I met all my conditions of satisfaction, so I did my job”, or do you go home and say, “Ooh, I rocked people’s worlds and my customers were thrilled and my supervisor, I took half the load off of his or her desk and took on part of their job and blew them away in terms of making their life easier?” When do you feel best about yourself? Exactly. Whenever you exceed expectations. And many people come to work every day looking to barely meet expectations. And when we barely meet expectations, we don’t get that lift of self-confidence and self-esteem that we get when we know that we rocked people’s world. It starts with intention.

If you don’t start the morning by going, “Hmm, how am I going to blow away at least 10 different people today?”, the reality of it happening is pretty slim. What if today you set the intention right now that before you go home today you’re going to rock the world of 10 people? You will far exceed expectations. You will plus one everything, everything that’s asked for, you’ll do at least one thing beyond that which will blow them away. Do it for a day as an experiment, see how you feel about yourself, and then do it for another day. Then keep doing it as a habit. And I promise you, self-esteem is a battle for every human on planet Earth and the more you help and are contributing to others, the better your self-esteem rises. And the more self-esteem you have, the more you can conquer the unconquerable and your self-esteem grows even more. Start the journey perhaps today. Why not?

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