Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
I came across this quote today, while searching for sayings that deal with self worth. I know that some may consider having higher standards to be selfish, or snobbish, but it is not. This does not mean that we cannot accept others for who or what they are, only that it is okay to feel good about our higher held standards.
Business executives, laborers, students, athletes, men, women, any classification of race, creed or religion you can think of, all hold examples of people with higher standards. You can usually spot them by how they carry themselves, their attitude, caring nature, or just the way they listen and hear what you have to say.
When you set your bar or goal, and you meet your desired target, do you stop there or continue to raise it a notch each time? Keep your priorities in check, continue to love yourself and others, and take a step above. Just the effort is what sets you apart. Reaching that goal then becomes another step up. Continue to climb.
In fitness, Bob