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Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Raise Your Standards To Be Successful

A number of people tell me their story, about all of the things they wish to do and some of the things that they have tried and then ask me “why am I still not successful?” Well I have the answer right here for you:

You Must Raise Your Standards!

A higher standard is a higher expectation of yourself. It is the only way to permanently create an everlasting change in your self-development.

You have to be 100% certain, there MUST NOT be “I should” or “I would, If I could” you MUST have certainty and you need to start using stronger words, even when you are thinking to yourself about where you want to be. The power of the voice in your head that you create is stronger and more influential than you think. You need to re-enforce the confidence that you need to reach that next level of success.

Are you willing to get a little uncomfortable? Ask yourself that honest question. Do you really deserve success? Because I believe that anything worth having is worth fighting for, and if you don’t absolutely want it enough then you wont get it, it’s as simple as that. The resources, the people, the opportunity to learn through experience is all there, you just have to find a way to get it, and that ultimately comes down to the question of “How bad do you really want it?” YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO EXECUTE, no matter what the cost is.

Have you ever met someone who is healthy and ripped with only 5% body fat who has never worked out or never eaten healthy a day in their life? NO!

Our Physique is a reflection of the standards that we set in our life. If your standard is to sport a healthy figure and live a long and prosperous life then you will hit the gym or go for a run, eat healthier food or even give up smoking etc.. Even when you know the amount of work you have to put in will be highly demanding and over bearing at times, you will stop at nothing because you know the eventually the final outcome will fulfil your ideal desires.

Take an honest look at yourself. What standard have you set for yourself, was it years ago you set the standard and you are not happy with how things have turned out today? Then it’s never too late. Find the area of your life that needs improvement and change your SHOULDS into MUSTS! Make it a “For Sure” in your mind that there is no other option; it is a definite with you.

Let YOUR DEFINITES define WHO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE.” – Joel Brown

Find out what you need to do to really Raise Your Standards:

What is your environment like for you? If your environment is limiting you from raising your standards then move and change the playing field, whether it be that you decide to move away from negative people in your life, you make more of a conscious decision to avoid negative temptation or you find an arena where you are challenged to achieve your outcome. That means that you surround yourself with people who have a higher standard and are positive, not negative in the way they look at life and challenges that come their way. As corny as the quotes “Who you spend time with is who you become” and “The power of your network determines your net worth” may sound, they are true and it has been proven by anyone who lives by them. Surround yourself with people who you can grow and learn with, not people who will only drag you down.

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We only get what we believe that we deserve. Raise the bar, raise your standards and you will receive a better outcome. – Joel Brown

 

Just know that through making the decision of “Raising Your Standards“, you may experience a few side effects:

A requirement of a high level of discipline, a little disappointment here and there, the demand for massive sacrifice and a continued amount of persistence. The benefits may out way the side effects, but you will only truly know this once you have the courage to face this highly rewarding change that is needed to achieve outstanding results.

PS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED 🙂

 

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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    Walt - Found Success

    Feb 13, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Great article Joel – I couldn’t agree more; seriously people have WAY too low standards today.
    Never ceases to amaze me.

    Thanks again.

    Walt

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    Sam

    Dec 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Bang on Joel.

    Talking to yourself with a ridiculous positive attitude is the key.

    Discipline is the most important thing every one of us should have in order to be successful.

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    Ryan

    Nov 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Love reading your posts Joel.

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    sedikia

    Aug 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    c;est pas facile pour moi

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    Andrew Barlay

    Jul 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    We are truly the only Capitan of our ship, the waves may do as they wish to our direction, and so shall we to succeed.

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    Leanne Russell

    Jun 26, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Very motivating post Joel.

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    Syed Irfan Kamyaby

    Jun 8, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Yes, the standard is an important thing in life to achieve and to lose.

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    Natalie

    Jun 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    You are absolutely right. Most people don’t completely commit because they are “being realistic” by preparing for failure. I can’t think of a single successful person who became successful by “being realistic”.

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    Coye LeRocke

    May 31, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Love this article! Very truthful.

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    legion9

    May 31, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Truth. I love this article. Success takes a willingness to make hard decisions, and sacrifices in the short run for long term sustainable gains. I find this to be true in fitness, finance, business, art and relationships of all kinds. Your article is a genuine inspiration. Thank you

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    TheDailyRunner

    May 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    This is exactly what I need to remind myself of every single day. Very inspiring!

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    Czar

    May 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Very true, yourl success and income is in direct proportion of your skills.

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    Patti

    May 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Very inspiring and very true. What we think we believe. Have higher thoughts, produce better outcome. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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    Roopak Desai

    May 29, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Awesome relatable inspiring motivating!! Now just get on with it….

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    Justin B

    May 29, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I agree, positive thinking and a the full belief in your your dreams and thoughts is the only way to achieve success and what you really desire. Doubting yourself only delays and clouds your energy.

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    sasidharan

    May 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Fantastic Joel, Such a great article worth reading… Enjoyed it !!!

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    Jayson

    May 28, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    this article rings bells with me, nice post, i learnt a lot here and believe that the power of raising your standards can create a massive change for you.

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