Exceeding ExpectationIn early 1950s sir Hugh Beaver, Managing Director of Guinness Brewery attended a shooting party in county wexford, there he and his hosts argued about the fastest game bird in Europe, on failing to find an answer in any reference book the idea of compiling the world records began, this brought forth the Guinness Book of World records.
Ever since then many individuals have gone ahead to to put their names in it in sports, music, body modifications to even catching the most malteesers in your mouth. This book has spurred many individuals to break the limits and stretch themselves beyond the limits.
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelango painted, or Beethoven composed music, or shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well” Martin Luther King, Jr.
By exceeding expectations two things would happen:
1.You’ll discover things you had not seen before. You’d discover unreleased innate creativity and awesomeness.
If we did all the things we were capable of, we would be literally astonished. Albert Einstein
2.It causes those around you to raise their level of performance.
A new record set, a new standard set shatters the mental belief of impossibility, shows others that it can be done and thus inspires them to raise the bars of their limits.
On May 6th, 1954 a British medical student Roger bannister earned sports immortality as the first man to break the legendary 4 minute barrier running a mile at 3 mins 59 secs. since then most athletes have surpassed that record because one man broke it first.
“Don’t try to meet your Quotas, Exceed them” Harvey McKay