The 5 “Musts” To Elevating Your Standards Immediately
If you had to estimate what percentage of society achieve their potential or reach peak performance what would you guess? The most common answer you’ll get is 2% – 5%. I have dedicated the last 10 years of my life asking myself why that is? Why do most people never achieve their potential or really reach the heights they are capable of? Is that 95% not as capable or skilled? Is it that the 5% live in unique places with more opportunity? Is is that the 5% got lucky? It’s none of those and those are all BS…(BS that the majority of our society cling on to)
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short. The average person settles for far less than he or she is truly capable of. The truth is we’re all extraordinary. You came into this world with more talents and abilities than you could ever use. You couldn’t exhaust your full potential if you lived 100 lifetimes. In other words, whatever you have accomplished in life to this date is only a small fraction of what you are truly capable of achieving. The challenge is that you come into the world with no instruction manual. As a result, you have to figure it all out for yourself and most people never do. They go through life settling, just getting by, or forming their futures based off other peoples opinions, but they never come within shouting distance of doing, having and being all that is possible for them.
One of the downfalls in our current society is so many people have given up on their goals, dreams, and true passions. Giving up on what you really want seems to be the common theme today. We have been conditioned to take what we get vs. fight for what we really want. Sadly, most people have let society lower their standards. Your standards play a big part in your current situation, your performance, your happiness, and creating the life of your dreams. If you’re consistently around people that have lowered their standards you’re standards begin to lower over time. Sometimes subconsciously. Who you spend time with is who you become.
One of the keys to a better life, a better business, a better relationship, and a better financial situation is to Raise Your Standards in those areas. If you raise your standards for yourself, you will raise your life. It really is that simple. You get in life what you tolerate. This is one of the greatest success philosophies I’ve ever heard. Put another way, you will get in life what you accept and expect you are worthy of. If you tolerate disrespect, you will be disrespected. If you tolerate being underpaid and overworked, that will continue for you. If you tolerate being overweight, tired and perpetually sick, you will be.
“Life will organize around the standards you set for yourself”
Some think they are the victim of other people’s behavior, but in actuality, you have ultimate control over how people treat you. Here is a system I have created that will cause you to elevate the standards you set for yourself and start living extraordinary. Remember life doesn’t get easier, you just get better.
Raise Your Standards — Pick 2 to 3 areas of your life that you want to be improved. Become aware of what you’re tolerating and make the definite decision to raise your standards in those areas. What are you currently tolerating that isn’t serving you well?
Real Reasons — It doesn’t stop with raising your standards, that’s where it starts. Find empowering reasons for raising your standards. Why do you want to raise your standards in those areas? What would it do for your current lifestyle, your current results, and your future? Really put some thought into why you should turn your should’s into must’s. Reasons come first, results come second.
Result Rituals — Rituals define us, all results in your lives start with your standards then are followed up with rituals. Successful people create routines & rituals for everything they do. They don’t leave it up to how they feel, luck, or other people. They assure their success, they guarantee their progress by creating rituals. Success is not about luck. It’s about rituals and awareness. A ritual is something you do consistently that has been proven to get results.
Role-Models — Find somebody who you can model, who raises your standards, and who is playing the game of life at a higher level than you. Also, study those who have the standards you are striving for; Read about them, listen to audios about them, watch videos about them. Absorb yourself in those people who have elevated their standards to a higher level than society. Eventually the standards you thought were too high are now the norm for you.
Relentless Discipline — Ultimately, discipline creates your lifestyle and consistent discipline separates the extraordinary from the average. Self discipline is doing the right thing whether you feel like it or not. Brian Tracy says this is the single most important skill to learn if you want to become successful. Start with little disciplines, and keep yourself consistent by constantly focusing on steps 1 through 5.
Since we’re on the topic of standards I will say this; Spend some quality time thinking about yours, who you want to become, and what vision you want for yourself, family, and future. Those will the strongest standards have the competitive edge over those who don’t, and that’s the first step to building a world class life. Be careful with those you’re associating with on a everyday basis, and make sure they’re raising your standards.
What are your thoughts on standards, and how important they are on the journey towards a great life?
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