Do you expect perfection from the people you interact with? Do you expect the people you do business with to get it right the first time? When the inevitable mistake happens, do you quickly go to the blame game: What is wrong with these people? Are they lazy, or stupid, or do they just not care?
Perfection is a tough standard. Like yourself, the people you do business with are human beings. Humans make mistakes.
Do you not only expect perfection from others, but also expect perfection from yourself? When you fall short of perfect, do you turn the blame game on yourself? Do you call yourself stupid, lazy, or blind to the realities around you?
I believe the majority of people, myself included, strive to do a great job at work. I have yet to meet the individual striving for mediocrity. The truth is sometimes life gets in the way, or systems get in the way and snafus occur. When I turn away from the blame game and have compassion for the people struggling to get it right, it is much easier for me to have compassion for myself.
When I see myself with compassionate eyes, I feel less agitated, and I can move ahead with confidence and a clear mind.
Can you avoid the blame game?