Goals are something worth striving for.
To wake up early, make x amount a month, read this many pages
Standards are a level of quantity we have with ourselves
I’m never late, I always try my best, I control what I can control, I don’t talk behind people’s backs.
And standards are formed by keeping the promises we make to ourselves
So if we take a second to think about it…
we can set all the goals we want
But when 6:00 rolls around and we hit the snooze button 10 times…
We’re clearly not achieving our goal.
So instead – by focusing on our standards, we can become more prepared to achieve our goals.
“I always wake up at 6”
We may have a goal problem
Or we may have a standard problem
Either way, I’ll take all of the help I can get.