A few years ago Netflix released to the public a presentation about their company culture and one of the themes is effective hiring. They focus on superstars and everyone else is let go. It sounds harsh but I love this idea, particularly if everyone is aware of this standard.
Here’s the test the Netflix managers use to determine whether someone should remain or be cut from the payroll: Which of my people, if they told me they were leaving, for a similar job at a peer company, would I fight hard to keep at Netflix?
Now flip that around: Would your manager fight to keep you?
If the answer is no you need to ask yourself 'why not?'. Either you aren't aware of your managers expectations, you aren't personally driven for excellence, you aren't qualified for your position or you should be doing something else that does inspire you. Which is it?