‘I’ll never be the best engineer,’ I said. And I’ve said it plenty of times before.
‘Not with that attitude.’
He was right.
I was holding myself back.
If you want to make a lasting change, raise your standards.
If you want to do better work, raise your standards.
Take advantage of the most powerful human force there is.
We all strive to stay consistent with how we define ourselves. So if you want to improve, start by defining yourself differently.
Raise your standards.