In maintaining high professional expectations for ourselves and for others on our teams, we must not forget the fact that we all share a common purpose which is driven by the strong values that we hold in regards to the work we do.
There are going to be days that are tough and days that we can lose sight of what these values are, but we mustn't forget that high standards are there for a reason. High standards give us purpose and help us perform at our best and continue to learn how to improve upon our ways of working.
On even the toughest of days, lowering our own standards and expectations or the standards and expectations of our colleagues hurts all of us and dampens what we aim to achieve. Australian Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison says in best, "The standard you walk past is the standard that you accept." What standards should you no longer walk past?