Standards Are Needed But How You Make them Matters
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“He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us His holy Spirit.” —I Thessalonians 4:8
“We can actually put the essence of neurosis in a single word: blaming–or damning.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 127
“Finding a few rare or unusual cases in order to disprove a rule only works to prove that it is a reliable rule but not an absolute rule.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
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1. NEGATIVE STANDARDS
- High standards that are impossible to meet.
- Motivate with guilt and shame.
- Turn work environments into hell.
- Foster sabotage.
- Destroys some people, gets other people to quit or rebel, and turns some people into puppets or slaves.
- Prophets of punishment as motivation.
2. CRITICAL STANDARDS
- High standards that are never met.
- No matter how good or how well a project or task is completed, there is always something wrong.
- Even a project completed perfectly could still have been done faster.
- Always striving never arriving.
- Prophets of coulda, woulda, and shoulda as motivation.
3. NEUTRAL STANDARDS
- No actual or real standards.
- Everything is considered good because it exists.
- The least effort is equated with the most effort.
- The poorest work is equated with the best work.
- Discourage the best and help the worst to be lazy.
- Prophets of high self-esteem and slobism as motivation.
4. PUSHY STANDARDS
- High standards that are not reachable in a reasonable amount of time.
- Always wanting more.
- Always expecting more.
- Never satisfied.
- Expectations are never met because expectations are always increasing faster than resources or skills are.
- Prophets of dissatisfaction as motivation.
5. POSITIVE STANDARDS
- Highest possible standards tempered by acceptance of results.
- Seeks perfection but understands the reality that imperfect people, tools, and materials allow only approximation.
- Works long and hard but knows when to accept the results and move on to the next project.
- Prophets of inspiration and encouragement as motivation.