Raise your standards
A standard is a personal rule or expectation about the LEVEL of excellence he requires in something. Standards are actions and BEHAVIORS we hold ourselves to, the set of rule we set about things we can TOLERATE and those we cannot tolerate from others.
As long as you tolerate it, it will remain with you. There is a saying that goes: you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you tolerate. What this means is that you cannot get what you want until you CATEGORICALLY refuse what you don’t want. We have got to REFUSE, even despise, poverty to be wealthy. Sometimes we settle for far too little, and what we settle for create our standards.
So, how much of the mediocrity/brilliance are we tolerating for ourselves?
What we tolerate, we accept. What we accept we become.
People cannot treat you worse than you treat yourself. You set the standard yourself as to how you should be treated. They would Believe in you and your abilities because you first believed in your abilities. The quality of your life and your relationships is directly related to your standards.
The higher our standards, the better our life is. Why? Because these are likely to happen;
– When we raise and live up to high standards we become more confident, happier, more productive and are more able to attract opportunities.
– when you raise your financial standard, you wouldn’t tolerate the mediocre salary or income you are earning right now, instead you’d believe you are worth more and deserve more and hence would go out there and get more. Some people consider themselves broke if they have ONLY $1m in the bank, some $1k, and some $1. Your definition of ‘broke’ is dependent on your personal financial standards.
What’s are your personal standards, both financial and otherwise?
Your standards act as the framework for your life. Increase your standards improve your life. Here is a revelation or perhaps a secret; We, as human being, always live up to the standard we set for ourselves, no matter how low or how high they are.
How low or high are your standards?