What is the difference between “As Expected” and “Achievement”?We do many tasks in our day to day life both on the professional and personal front and sometimes we think that we should get appreciation or reward for it based on our analysis of how well it was done. But sometimes it happens that against our expectations people say that it not an achievement but it was something that was expected from us. When this happens we sometimes feel sad and frustrated as to why others think it is not an achievement for something which seems achievement to us.
Well, the answer is that it all depends on what standards you set for yourself when you do something and what are the correct standards that should be actually set. Sometimes we set low standards for ourselves and we feel that we have done a great job but the reality is that it is just a mediocre work as per the standards of outside world. On the other hand, there are people who set very high standards for themselves and feel that they have done nothing great even if others say it is an achievement. Such people have high prospects to rise high as they have set high standards for themselves and they will keep working harder and harder to achieve it.
To give an example, in workplace sometimes, there is conflict during appraisals where an employee thinks he has done a great job and should be rewarded while his manager thinks that it is nothing great and it was expected from employee based on his or her experience of xyz years. It's quite obvious if 10 years experienced person sets the same standards for himself or herself as 6 years experienced person then this perception difference between As expected and Achievement will definitely arise.
One should always set proper standards for ourselves when we do something and it should be neither very high (though it can be high) and at no cost, it should be low. If we take care of this then we are less likely to face a situation where we think it is an achievement but the outside world thinks it is something which was expected and so nothing great. Setting high standards for whatever we do in life is likely to lead us to what I would call "Real Achievements".