With WFH in place for almost all of us, how do we know if we are going in the right direction?
Yes there are our coworkers who will constantly give us feedback, support us when we need, and also appreciate us when we perform well.
However, to know if we are on the right track in our lives is a different ballgame together.
Here’s how we can know it: By looking at the best in the world at it. (Online of course!)
When we set our standards at best, we get to know what we need course-correct on, and how we can execute it.
For example, yesterday my cousin and I decided to have a micro workout challenge. One game of arm wrestling, 10 push-ups and 10 jump squats – best of two. Since I have been working out for more than 8 years, I won. That’s not the point, however. Point is, when my cousin was doing push ups and jump squats – he was performing an incorrect technique in both of them. So let’s say he was able to perform only three repetitions, his next step would be to be able to perform four of them – without being aware that the first repetition itself needed course correction.
This wasn’t a remark on his skills at all, because he is phenomenal at a lot of things that I am not. However, I could point this out because I have small bit of understanding around it.
Imagine what would happen if we set our standards in whatever we did – against the best people in the world!
How would that change the trajectory of our learning?
How would that make our learning curve better?
How would we be a better person if we had such high regards for our standards, instead of simply using our previous skills as a barometer – which weren’t remarkable anyway?