Thursday, December 20, 2012

Raising Your Bar

Ownership and setting a minimum standard of success has been a recent theme for me.

Hopefully, at some point the conversation with the student moves to a reflection on when to possibly adjust the minimum standard.  In other words, "When do you raise your bar?"

Here are a few suggestions.
  • If you are consistently meeting (or exceeding) your minimum, it is probably time to raise your bar.
  • If meeting (or exceeding) your minimum requires little effort, it is a good idea to raise your bar.
  • If meeting your minimum no linger satisfies your drive to do great work, raise your bar.
Of course, it is difficult to self-evaluate these matters.  That is why having a regular check in meeting with a coach, mentor, guide, or....Thrivapist is very useful.

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