Creating High Personal Standards

Boundaries and standards work hand in hand. Personal growth is really inhibited without high standards and strong boundaries. Boundaries protect you from other people’s behaviors. Standards are behaviors and actions to which you hold yourself.

It is important to understand that boundaries are a tool to keep people and situations at a reasonable distance emotionally so that they don’t drain your energy. When you establish strong boundaries, fear diminishes and you are able to trust on a deeper level.

By setting boundaries, you are telling others how you want to be treated. More often than not, these actions and attitudes increase the level of respect you get from others. By knowing what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behavior toward you, others will naturally treat you with more respect.

Setting high personal standards is a way of living that keeps you from living according to the whims, beliefs, and goals of others and of society. Standards are a statement about who you are and how you behave.

With that said, what are your boundaries? What are your standards?


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2 Responses to “Creating High Personal Standards”

  1. Reggie Greene/The Logistician Says:

    Attended a meeting of former executives and high level managers seeking new opportunities through networking, and there was a motivational speaker by the name of Tim Connor there. In listening to him, I thought of you and the simple messages that you disseminate on a regular basis to us all, and for which we should be appreciative.

    It occurred to me that it is the consistency of the message, as if it is a mantra, which is important. Getting through this economic mess over the next several years is going to require an attitudinal adjustment on the part of us all. Thanks for positively contributing to that goal through the sharing of your wisdom.

  2. kevintouhey Says:

    Thank you very much for the kind words Reggie. Knowing that my insights are beneficial to even one person keeps me going.

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