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Having high standards is sometimes thought of a negative thing, but what’s so ‘bad’ or wrong with knowing our worth as individals and making sure we’re always getting what we deserve at the end of the day? Nothing! So please don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Keep reading for just a few great ways on how to keep you standards sky high in life as well as all the totally worthwhile benefits from each of them!
1. Know Your Worth
One of the most important ways to keep your standards sky high in life is by knowing your worth. This might sound super simple and easy, but actually sometimes when we’re in a complicated situation or relationship it can be easier than you think to get in over head and slowly start to lose yourself.
When this happens, we’re more likely to settle for less than we deserve and therefore may temporarily forget our worth. Know your worth in life by always remembering the amazing qualities that make you who you are and everything that you can bring to the table!
2. Don’t Settle for Less
Like I’ve said above, sometimes this can happen when things become complicated and you may not know what to do or what direction you should be heading in because of it. Try your best to remember not to settle for less, as you will most likely end up feeling unsatisfied and unhappy as you’re receiving less than what you ultimately since your standards are not being met.
Only settle for something that you feel confident is going to make you happy – if you’re having to convince yourself to settle for something, chances are it’s less than what you deserve and a part of you knows it!
3. Know What You Want
I’m not saying we have to know what we want every day or anything, but having a good idea of what you want in a general sense is actually super helpful. This will ensure you stay on the right track towards getting what you want out of life and can also prevent any distractions that may take your mind off the ultimate dream or goal.
Be clear with yourself about what you value in life and use this to consider what you want!
4. Always Have Goals
Goals are not great to practise in school but are actually super helpful for life in general. Setting yourself goals will also help to keep you on the right track and headed in the right direction.
Having goals means you’re always working towards something and if you set small, realistic goals that lead up to one big ultimate goal, you will find it way easier to achieve in life as you’re helping yourself every step of the way through small but vital steps!
5. Have Realistic Standards
It’s one thing to have standards in life, but it’s another to have standards that you know no one will be able to reach. If your standards reflect the latter, it may be time to reconsider this and replace them with realistic standards that are reasonable to fair to have.
Even though it’s great to have sky high standards in life, you don’t want to leave others feeling like they’re not good enough or worthy of your time and attention because they don’t meet your unrealistic standards!
6. Always Be Self-Aware
When we’re self-aware we’re making sure that we understand ourselves and are able to attend to our personal tendencies. Without self-awareness, however, it can be easy to lose ourselves and gradually forget our own identity along the way.
It’s great to always be aware of yourself so that you can recognise when you make mistakes or when you’re receiving less than what you maybe should be!
7. Learn from Mistakes
And finally, the last key way to keep your standards high in life is to learn from your mistakes. Don’t be afraid to admit to any mistakes you make in life. Instead, you should focus on understanding why it was a mistake so that you can learn from it with complete clarity.
It can also help to recognise any consequences your mistake may have had so that you can consciously try to prevent these from happening again in the future!