Those are your Standards. They mark what you expect of yourself, what you expect to live up to.
Last week, I discussed boundaries. Boundaries are the “No’s” to others, “no, you can’t treat me that way.”
Standards are “Yes’s” to yourself, “yes, I will live my life that way.” For example, “yes, I will be honest with others.” Or “yes, I will be loyal to my friends.” Or “yes, I will live up to my commitments.”
Thrivers know to define their Personal Standards. But more than that, thrivers know they can raise their Standards — live them out to a higher and higher degree.
How about you? Do you know your Standards? Can you live them to a higher level?