John Steinbeck said, "It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
I believe this completely and have been known to say that people rise to the level of expectation you have of them. So, ask yourself, what do you expect of yourselves?
What do you expect from your vendors, clients, co-workers, colleagues? Are you expecting enough or have you become complacent?
In this time of economic trouble, it is imperative that we maintain high expectations of everyone. Remember, a rising tide lifts all boats.
Just something to think about as you interact with others over the next couple of days.