Are your standards too low?

If you are not getting the results you desire, there is a good chance that your personal standards are too low!!!

“Excellent is easily recognized by people who have no idea what is supposed to be excellent”. Dan John (fitness expert)

The above quote is a powerful statement so please take a minuet or two and think about what that statement means to you…

Are you constantly raising your standards?

Are you constantly raising your standards?

The quote above makes me think about the “every kid gets a trophy” mentality we as a society seem to be adopting lately. If we do not have any standards to define excellence then there can be no “winners or losers”. And if there are no “winners or losers” then any performance is acceptable. And if any performance is acceptable then the definition of success becomes “just showing up”. Sure, showing up is important, it is “half the battle”, but just showing up does not imply or guarantee SUCCESS!

Imagine you had to have a life saving surgery, who would you rather perform the surgery? The average doctor who just “showed-up” to medical school, or the Valedictorian! Well if your life depended on it, I bet you would want the BEST doctor possible, the one who held himself/herself to the highest possible standards.

Are you constantly pushing your limits?

Are you constantly pushing your limits?

Here’s the kicker, your life does depend on it! The quality of your life is only as good as your STANDARDS of EXCELLENCE!

So if you find yourself falling short of your fitness goals, financial goals, career goals or even relation ship goals you need to ask yourself one question:

Are your standards high enough to achieve the lifestyle you want?

While you are thinking about your own standards I will leave you with a quote from the great Michelangelo:

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. 

It is time to raise your standards!
It is time to raise your standards!
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