We all have certain standards that we hold ourselves too. Things that are important to us such as punctuality, good work ethic, or not giving up on a task until it is complete.
You may scoff at your workmate who turns in work late, while she may not understand that you do not spend longer perfecting it.
Imagine you are filming a movie.
The director is looking at the scene and the actors performance. The photographer is trying to catch the perfect shot. The actors are working to remember their lines and the makeup artist is concerned about the hot lights and the shine on the actors faces.
They all have the same final goal, but each has a different focus and therefore, a different set of criteria to be concerned with.
We assume that those around us have the same standards, but this is not always the case. Nor does it make them “wrong” or “bad.” It all depends on what each soul is trying to learn this lifetime. Hold yourself accountable for what is important to you, but don’t hold others to your standards, for you might find yourself falling short by their measurement.