The standard we set at work and even at home is not always to the highest standard.  We expect otht im already doing good and what needs to be completed to a higher standard.  It is important to set high standards for at work and not for others or recognition but for yourself.  When raising the bar, do it for yourself and you will find that you can truly surprise yourself at what you are capable of.  Setting and achieving high standards for yourself can be challenging at first. Especially if others around you are not setting high standards for themselves.  That is why it is important to surround yourself with like-minded individuals.   But, there in lies what separates a leader from the rest of the pack , this is the willingness and ability to achieve at higher levels, even when others don’t.

Go for it! Set the bar high!

Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone around you, and it won’t matter whether you have a tough boss or an easy one. It won’t matter whether the competition is pushing you hard, because you’ll be competing with yourself.
~ Rick Pitino
Basketball Coach, Author and Speaker