I was once told be a former boss that I would never get married because no man would ever live up to my standards. Nice, right?! Since when is having high standards not ok?
Luckily, I am not the type of girl to believe a jackass like that. I knew that I would eventually, one day, meet someone who was perfect for me and my high standards.
As it turns out, SL and I met less than a year after that and he is by far the person in my life that I hold to the highest standards, after myself of course.
Having High Standards is Ok
I was thinking of this conversation when I was reading the findings of the Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment I had to take for work.Having high standards is ok. Click To Tweet
My main strength was Maximizer which is defined as:
People who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.
I was given a personalized strengths insight for Maximizer which included the following:
- Concentrate energy into what you do well
- Forge ahead to build the life you envision
- Trust your instincts
- Aware of what you naturally do well
- You expect excellence from yourself and others
- Being average at best and mediocre at worst is unacceptable to you
As it turns out, I am a Maximizer through and through. Not just in the office, but in my personal life. Yes, I have high standards and I expect the best of people around me. Spending time with people who you believe don’t bring anything to the table is a waste of time.
So a final word to the jack ass who said I would never marry because my standards are too high…
…HA…hahaha. Here I am, looking down on you from atop my high standards, laughing.