Don’t overreach. Don’t overdo it.
It’s easy to think that “high standards” always help. High standards can help, but not if they become entry-level requirements.
Allow people to grow. Allow yourself to grow. Allow “on ramps” everywhere in your life.
High standards are not about expecting every rookie to start out as a seasoned pro. We don’t only want to “set” high standards; we want to reach them.
Search for potential. Allow for the best. Teach and encourage even the worst. When people excel, get out of the way. Above all, look for passion. Anyone can learn anything when fascinated.