To be able to deliver you have to know the expectations. No matter if it is a project at work or in a relationship. It all comes down to communication.
You expect things from your friends, family, colleagues, politicians, priests, leaders and a whole lot of other people, right? Do you think they expect anything from you? I know they do. We all expect things from each other in one way or another. Sometimes it’s unattainable, but most of the time it’s quite reasonable things.
I know my parents every Christmas wished for us “kids to behave nicely”. As a kid that felt like a strange Christmas wish, but it makes sense. And their expectation isn’t difficult to live up to. A few years down the line it might be slightly more complicated expectations but as soon as we make a promise and a commitment to something, it is our duty to deliver.
Do you know what those around you expect from you? If you say yes, are you really sure that you know? Or do you think you know? When last did you ask your manager, mum or friends what they expect from you? Have you communicated clearly what you are willing to live up to or not? I know I haven’t.
Listen and observe. Communicate clearly. And live up to your promises.