RE: Set up to Fail

Subject: RE: Set up to Fail
From: "Kathleen Jette" <jette -at- pcigeomatics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 10:18:32 -0400

<Lowered expectations so that mediocre seems great? maybe... :-) ....but
isn't that prevalent in this whole field?>

Aren't we a little hard on ourselves? Goodness, I don't know of a single
field that consists mostly of superlative individuals so that it's the
average individuals that stand out. Exceptional people stand out BECAUSE
there is an abundance of mediocrity out there.

<. . . some sections are not acceptably finished . . . >
<. . . they felt that since you are never satisfied with your own stuff,
that you'd push yourself and everyone around you to milk the most that you
could and they knew you wouldn't quit on it.>
<[they] knew from . . . the beginning that you couldn't get it completely
done. They knew that
nobody could.>

You expect to produce a certain level quality. They expect you to produce a
product of a certain quality. Their level of quality is different from
yours. Although it is lower than yours, it doesn't mean that it isn't

>From their perspective you have given them more than they could have hoped
for, and it's more than good enough to distribute. From your perspective it
isn't at the level that you want it to be.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Consider it this way:
How many people get to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear every day?

Proudly stitching away . . .


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