“Raising the bar” is a term we often hear to be more competitive and more successful.
The term “raising the bar” is a metaphor borrowed from the sports world, meaning one should constantly strive to be better, go farther, faster. And that’s a great aim to have. But does it always work?
Warning: Raising the Bar may not Always Work
The secret of success: Get up early. Work late. Strike oil. – John D. Rockefeller
Imagine that you want to be a champion high jumper. Now imagine that I’m a world-famous coach who has written a bestselling book called, How to Be a Champion High Jumper. You ask me to coach you.