Higher Standards

“Being willing to change is one of the prices we pay to grow” John C Maxwell

Society doesn’t demand anything from you. Being one of the crowd is simple; just do what everyone is doing, become complacent, take life as it comes, and don’t challenge the status quo. If it weren’t for people challenging how things are, we would will still be in the trees grooming one another. 

Going against the crowd can be hard, especially if you are doing it by yourself. This is why it is important to seek out role models who are living the life you want to live. At the same time you need to start cutting ties with the people who pull you down—those who don’t support you. Here are 3 tips that will help you in the process of shaping your life   

1. Cut (Limit exposure to) the people who are not supporting you

If you can’t cut them out of your life, try to distance yourself from them or limit the amount of time you spend with them. 

2. Change your environment

Start removing things that don’t support the new vision of yourself. It’s not just people. (If your TV takes up all your time, get rid of it. If you spend all your time on your ____, sell it. It can’t distract you from your goals if you don’t have access to it.)

3.Hold yourself to higher standards

You need to stop tolerating things and situations that are not aligned with your new life. 

Think about the people you look up to, what do you admire about them? What qualities do they poses that you would like to emulate? In this ever changing world the great majority of people admire false idols and their fame and fortune, but it’s all superficial;’ thats why people feel stuck as William James said: 

“Most are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound”

It’s time to take control of your life and live the life you have always dreamed of. 

Thank you, 

Rogelio H. Charles