If you want to start living life on a new level you must raise your standards to a greater level, observe the people at the bottom, middle and top, look at their standards, all three levels of people have different standards, some of their standards may be similar in some aspects, however the most important standards are the ones in which successful and unsuccessful people differ greatly, which are, work ethic, commitment, focus, ambition, determination, aspirations, action, consistency, persistence, vision, courage, motivation, personal responsibility, humbleness, passion and integrity.
The people at the top excel in most of the above mentioned areas, they have developed these skills to a higher standard, they raised their standards in these areas so that they can go from where they were, to where they want to be. Do you think that the successful people of the world have the same standards as the people at the bottom, if they did they would be in the same position as them. Start to demand more from yourself, observe the masses and see what they do, and do the opposite.
Work hard, work smart, set goals, make plans, plan your days and use your time effectively, be known for your hard work and be smart with your time. Be committed to success, learn everything that is relevant, and do what needs to be done. Focus on one task at a time, do not try to do a million things at once. Be ambitious and aim sky high, who said there were any limits, limits only exist in our minds. Be determined to succeed and aspire to become more and achieve more. Be action orientated and talk less, write out what needs to done and go achieve it. Stay consistent, it is daily consistent action that matters the most, every single day you have to make time for success. Persist until you see results, keep on moving forward, find a way or make a way, if you persevere you can accomplish anything. Have the vision to see who you truly want to be and believe it with certainty. Be courageous and take action, don’t be held back by your fears. Motivate yourself and push yourself everyday to become better and take personal responsibility for your life and know that it is up to you. Be humble as you rise up and help others along the way. Be passionate about what you do and give it your all, it’s all or nothing, you must go in one hundred per cent. Be a person of integrity, if you say you want to become a successful entrepreneur then do what needs to be done, it is either you want it or you don’t.
The standards of the people at the bottom and middle are low compared to the people at the top. No ambition, no goals, no courage, no drive and no consistency. Do you want to live like everyone else, people are struggling in life because of their low standards, their standards are leading them to failure, but they seem unaware to the fact that they are the ones who hold the keys to their success. When you change for the better, your life will change for the better. When you raise your standards, you will see your standard of living change.
What you have now is a reflection of your standards, if you have not started your entrepreneurial venture it is because you’re not serious and your commitment standard is low, if your commitment was high then you would’ve started your venture and you would be making progress. Take action today, use what you have now to get you started, just take the first step.
Where do you want to be in five years time, if you want more, start to do more, demand a higher standard from yourself and get busy working on your dreams, today is the day to raise the bar and raise your standards, no more living like the average people, it’s time to go into a league of your own, separate yourself from mediocrity, and step up to the league of the greats.
The Positivity Fast
Positivity is crucial to living life on a new level. Positive thoughts, feelings, and actions are what will take your life from where you are to where you want to be.
Positive people live better lives, their thoughts are focused on the good, whereas negative people live miserable lives, enslaved by their thoughts of what they lack. It is of utmost importance to only allow positive thoughts to dwell within your mind. See the good that is coming to you, take the actions required, and attain the results that you desire.
For the next 70 days, only think, speak, and act in a positive manner. Engage in the positivity fast, do not think, speak, or act in a negative way. If you can do this for the duration you will start to reprogram your mind.
Many people unconsciously are so focused on the negative aspects of life, observe yourself and others and you will see what I am referring to, when you speak about something good, people have an almost natural tendency to be negative, that seems to be a result of the conditioning of the world and the environment in which we live in, where people are so obsessed with looking for what will and can go wrong, rather than looking at the situation with the eyes of optimism, possibility, and belief.
So take on the challenge starting from today so that you can be different from the rest. Let the positivity fast begin, and hold your tongue if you do not have anything good to utter, and you will see your life change for the better.
Next 70 Days Of Positivity:
- Think only Positive thoughts
- Think Happy thoughts
- Think Prosperous thoughts
- Think Limitless thoughts
- Think thoughts of Abundance
- Think about what Action you can take
- Think about how Blessed you are
- Think about what you do Have
- Think of the Solutions
- Always look for the Good
- Speak only of the Good
- Speak only of Positive things
- Speak to yourself in an Encouraging way
- Speak with Confidence
- Speak with Optimism
- Speak with Belief
- Act with Optimism
- Act with Confidence
- Act with Fearlessness
- Act with Courage
- Act with Hope
- Act with Positivity
Engross yourself in positivity and dwell in the realm of possibility. Let go of those thoughts, feelings, and actions that weigh you down and confine you to a timid life. And let go of those people who are engrossed in negativity. It is vital for your success to distance yourself from people with bad energy and surround yourself with positive individuals. Be the change you wish you to see in the world. Don’t let the world darken your light. Rise up within yourself and take your mindset to a whole new level.
Differences Between Mediocre People & Successful People
There are clear differences between mediocre people and successful people’s daily habits. Successful people have daily success habits that help them to move toward their goals, whereas mediocre people have daily mediocre habits that keep them confined to a life of mediocrity.
Below I will highlight the daily habits between the two groups. Use this information to see which group you currently reside in and make amendments where necessary so that you may live life on a different level.
|Mediocre People||Successful People|
|Talk Orientated||Action orientated|
|Read negative news||Read success related news|
|Read negative newspapers||Read success magazines|
|Don’t read books||Read success books|
|Listen to music||Listen to motivational/personal development videos|
|Play computer games||Take action|
|Discuss people||Discuss ideas|
|Watch excess amounts of TV||Take action|
|Sleep too much||Rest well|
|Wake up late||Wake up early|
|Small talk||Take action|
|Time wasting||Take action|
|Love entertainment||Love action and self-education|
|No schedule||Clear schedule for their day|
|Lack of focus||Focused on success|
From the table above, we can see that successful people are action takers and mediocre people are lazy. Lack of focus on becoming successful is what keeps people engrossed in the sheep life.
Schedule your days ideally on the weekend and be very intentional about your days. Every day you should be focusing your time on those tasks/activities that will have a major impact on your life and will help you to achieve your goals. Eliminate the unnecessary things from your life and do not be like the majority who spend major time engaging in minor things and then they wonder where their day has gone.
Many behave as though they have a thousand years to live, time is finite. So take action and get started on accomplishing the things you want to achieve. Time waits for no one, make the adjustments where needed and be success orientated in your daily habits.
Check out the video from Robin Sharma in regards to daily habits:
Never Lower Your Standards
We live in a world where the masses are so consumed by the life of mediocrity that they have lowered their expectations and belief in themselves. Don’t let other people’s standards, beliefs, and limits become your own. If the people around you do not want to step up their game then they have to go. Never lower your standards for those who don’t want to raise theirs. Set your standards sky high and aim for the top. Stop wasting time with people who have no ambition, no goals, no plans, no drive, no determination, and take no action. The people who you spend the most time with you will become like them. If the people around you are not serious about developing themselves and growing then stop wasting your time with them.
People who are serious about success are growing on a daily basis and they take action. Some people just love the bottom, these types of people don’t want to move from the low-level life they are in, they have given up and will most likely live the mediocre life forever. Cut these people out of your life slowly because they will hold you back from becoming the best that you can be. At the end of the day, it will be your fault if you do not reach your full potential and do all that you are able to do. You are in charge of your time and life, so use your time in a productive manner, go after big goals, the rewards and impact will be greater. Do not expect to do epic work with basic people.
The people who are around you should elevate your thinking, habits, character, mindset, and actions to a new level. These people should bring out the best in you and hold you to a higher standard so that you can achieve greatness.
Too many people are content with mediocrity, they have a lack of ambition and they do not take action on their dreams because they have become timidised by the world and have chosen to just settle for the life that they have stumbled into, as it is easier to be a slave in someone else’s dream rather than chase your own dreams. Believe in yourself and don’t be swayed into mediocrity by the crowd who do not know much about success but are experts on being average, the only opinion that matters is your own. Believe in yourself with confidence that you have within you the potential to achieve anything that you set your mind to.
You can achieve anything that you are willing to work for. There are no limits to what you can truly achieve if you make the sacrifices and have self-control. Focus on those key tasks that will move your life in the right direction and stop engaging in those things that add no value to your life. Your time is a limited resource that must be used productively to yield optimal returns. You will only harvest what you plant. You shall reap what you sow. If you do not reap success, it is because you did not do the work. Don’t make lies up about why you are not where you want to be, you’re not doing what champions are doing most probably, if you want to live like a winner, you must start acting like a winner.
High achievers are those individuals who are driven to succeed and they will do whatever it takes to get them to the top. Get up and chase your dreams or you can do nothing and be resigned to a life of mediocrity. Expect the best of yourself, do the best, work hard and make yourself proud. You are capable of amazing things. So let not the conditioning of the world make you a conformist, be a dreamchaser and chase your dreams.
I challenge you to raise your standards to a whole new level for the next 60 days. Focus on your priorities. Focus on your goals. Focus on the plans to achieve your goals. And get up and take action every single day. Grow more and learn more of the right things in the next 60 days. And persevere until you succeed. Don’t ever give up. Get on a new path of success. It’s time to know better, do better, and live the life that you know you can live. If others have done it so can you, so go boldly into your fears and live the life that you have imagined.
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“Never let anyone tell you that your standards are too high. There is nothing wrong with wanting the best for yourself.”
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