Mediocrity is contagious.
The standards you set for yourself, whether at work or in your friendships or when alone with your thoughts, can be felt by everyone around you. And expecting anything less than the best should be a warning sign.
Setting high standards is a push for excellence. It’s the understanding that doing is about more than the result: it’s about the process.
It shows that you value yourself, your team, and your community. You believe in the potential for greatness and you won’t stop until it’s done.
You need those high standards across the board. Because mediocre expectations are for mediocre people.