The quality of all your relationships, experiences and outcomes are in direct proportion to the level your ‘Standard Bar’ is set!
If you don’t expect much, and you don’t give much you definitely won’t get much it’s that simple.
You don’t get what you deserve you get exactly what you settle for! Your standards speak loud and clear and the quality of your life will not excel beyond your standards!
A car can only drive as fast as it has been designed to. You can press as hard as you like on the throttle but it will not get you where you are going any faster – it can’t The same is true for your standards you can work harder than anyone else to have the best relationship, best business etc. but if you’re standards are set beneath the requirement needed you will not get very far.
The good news is your standards are set by you not your family, friends, communities, religion, school and they are not set in cement.
If there is any part of your life you are not happy with it’s time to raise your standards. To achieve more you’re standards will need to be reviewed and changed to reflect what you want and who you need to be.
Raising your standards requires you to consistently go the extra mile, stand above the crowd and become a role model.
It will take work at first to raise your standards to become free from learnt behaviors that detour you from being a first class act. But when you have mastered the habit of continuously raising your standards and continuously being a first class act you will naturally earn a shining impeccable reputation. You will be treated significantly better by those around you and will amazingly attract likeminded people with the same raised level of standards. You will also get invited to places where high standard people hang out! You will get to enjoy places, experiences and achieve the kind of results that only people with high standards get too.
One of the best ways I know how to raise your standards is to identify the first class standards, behaviors of some of the people you already know personally and professionally. Then identify the standards and behaviors of any successful famous people you admire or who live the kind of life you desire and admire!
Identify the standards that appeal to you, that will serve you well and live by them. Use these people and standards as your guiding light and your beacon.
I encourage you to look at your life, take inventory and ask yourself:
- Are the people you mix with a first class act?
- Is your thinking a first class act?
- Are the words you speak a first class?
- Are your behaviors a first class act?
- Are your habits a first class act?
Be thorough when taking inventory but at the same time be gentle and kind to yourself and to others.
Make a decision right now to do fewer things but do them well. Say ‘YES’ less frequently to mediocre opportunities and say ’YES’ more often to great opportunities.
- Holding grudges
- Gossiping and listening to gossip
- Having to be right all the time
- Provoking others
- Seeing the bad in people or situations
- Being irresponsible
- Over reacting
- Talking more than you listen
- Bossing people around
- Having to control every situation
And very importantly finish what you start. A first class standard that successful people adhere to is completion.
One thing done well and completed has significantly more power than twenty one things done well and half finished. Imagine one complete house ready to sell and twenty one incomplete houses not ready to sell and never being ready to sell.
I know I don’t need to elaborate on completion any further – you have the predictable picture.
If you would like some help with raising your standards or aligning your standards with the kind of life you desire and deserve I would love to help you. Email Sue@MyPrintCoach.Com or telephone Sue 250 897 3876.
“The cream always rises to the top” and “The standard of your thinking; the words you speak and your behaviors etc. are the foundation of your relationships, experiences and outcomes”.
Change is easier and more joyful with the power of two.
Hope I hear from you.
Bye for now