"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
This quote from Steve Jobs illustrates why he was legendary for his ability to get more out of people and teams than they originally thought was even possible.
He was said to be so infectiously focused on achievement that he created a kind of reality distortion field around himself, such that, simply by his example, others would find within themselves a strength they had never known before….and by that experience they became more successful in their own future careers.
Think of the affect you have on others as you go about your day, setting examples for your colleagues, new hires, your team, your mangers.
Being a yardstick of quality, against which others can measure their own achievement is a powerful tool in creating success for yourself.