Measure yourself against your own standards

Never judge your performance or benchmark yourself according to what your boss expects.

You end up just being a pawn for what someone else wants, while never pushing yourself – resulting in a lack of confidence and self-motivation. Instead, set your own high standards for your performance, and judge yourself according to those. Then be your own toughest critic.

You’ll find yourself more engaged and delivering more for your superiors than if you’re benchmarking yourself against what they want. Measure yourself based on your own high expectations. Your boss is the facilitator of your progress. You’re the master of it.

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