Setting Standards

Dear World

What on earth is setting standards about and who would be interested?

Where are we as a world when it comes to setting standards?

When did we drop the ball and stop setting proper standards for others to see and feel?

Who would be inspired in our world if we made the Commitment1 to uphold a set of Real standards?

How are we living as individuals and what standards do we have that set the tone for living human life?

Have we totally forgotten the value and importance of setting standards as a Foundation for life?

Are we part of the ‘let’s not bother brigade’ so setting standards is nowhere on the radar in our lives?

Are we the ones who hate what others do but dismiss the fact we do not maintain even basic standards?

Are we winging it in the setting standards department because we are currently in this ‘global pandemic’?

Are we leaving the bathroom in a mess as we get up later and later and have no time to take some action?

Are we known for not having any set standards when it comes to Toilet Cleaning?

Are we living in chaos as we never seem to Tidy Up and keep up decent standards at home?

Are we the ones who never make our Bed as that standard is not something we subscribe to?

Do we set standards at work and expect staff to obey but in our home life – no real standards at all?

Do we have this habit of wanting our kids to have standards but forget we need to set and live them?

In other words, we need to be Consistent and maintain our basic standards and by reflection they can see and feel this is Real, possible and doable.

However, if we are all over the place and choose not to Commit2 to basic standards, then we can expect chaos, Complications and a lack of Focus from our kids.

The following are some Basic standards that we could uphold in a Simple and practical way.

First we need to set the tone and that means get Real and Commit2 to change.

No point thinking about it and delaying it.
If we want real change then Real Action is needed.

We can apply this by being sensible and taking Responsibility from this moment on for the choices we are making, be it the small stuff or the big decisions.

Being irresponsible in any way is not setting a True standard for this world.

Next – reflect with a dose of Honesty on how we are choosing to live that may be avoiding Responsibility.

Some examples that we can relate to are –

Staying up late which then affects our Sleep and we are not productive the next day at work.

Going out drinking Alcohol because it’s the weekend and making no preparations for the coming week.

Racing out of the front door leaving things unfinished because we are in a rush to get out and not be late.

Living in a way where we cannot find things and getting stressed because we are in a mess.

Making out we got no time to take care of the housework when we are out partying.

Giving the kids their ‘treats’ and keeping them out beyond bedtime and not sticking to their routine.

Having an argument and letting that fight continue throughout the day like an internal dialogue.

Some of us may relate to these Real life examples and others may have their own list.

The point is our world is not currently operating with Real standards and where we do have some, they are not upheld Consistently and so they fall by the wayside.  This then gives others permission to do the same.

What if we stick to our standards and not shout from the rooftops or advertise or any other form of championing, but simply make the effort and commitment to follow them through day in and day out?

We need to set standards that inspire others to be the same.

A brilliant example of that is the Simple Living Global website.

This website sets the standard for the world wide web as it presents Real life topics and is not asking for anything in return.

  • Not asking for subscription payments to read
  • Not wanting any followers or marketing tactics
  • Not looking to be high in the Google rankings
  • Not bad mouthing or naming and shaming anyone
  • Not seeking recognition or identification from others

We are setting the standard that it is possible to publish blogs Consistently and not deviate from our original aim – to bring awareness to the people.

Nothing more and nothing less.

 

 

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  1. Growing up I thought Setting Standards was being the best and most of all Perfect in everything I did.

    I am now 50 years old and now know this is not the case. I ended up with chronic exhaustion because I had a Non-Stop Drive that I wanted everything to be a certain way. Being perfect just does not exist. I would say we create this picture in our head as to how life should be. But the Reality is that picture is not Real. What it did for me was create a Thyroid Condition along with Anxiety and Stress that went on for decades; until with true support from the author of this website, I eventually Stopped and realised this is not the way to live. Of course every now and again those pictures in my head come in, but I now know what is Reality and what is Illusion.

    What does Setting Standards mean for me now (to name a few):
    – Leaving a space I have used clean and tidy
    – Sending an email be it to a colleague, Company or friend with care and being aware words have an impact on people
    – Going to bed early consistently
    – Reviewing the space I live and work in and discarding stuff that serves no purpose
    – Being open to everyone and expressing in all areas of my life
    – Being consistent when Setting Standards

    Setting Standards is a big part of my life and supports me in my everyday living.

  2. Most of us tend to have bad experiences when it comes to the agents of the estate world. This could be real estate or rentals – those who sell, let or manage properties.

    I can say from my own life and from other friends and colleagues, that there seems to be an undercurrent that is felt when it comes to the pushy sales, be it buying or selling or renting. The undertone is always about profit and the property market is known for this.

    Very rare would we find someone who is there to support us through the process, knows their stuff and has no force coming through to sell anything to you.

    Well I met a guy today called Khilan who was super genuine and very transparent. What I mean is he said it how it was and told us what he can do and with his wealth of experience in this area, we were signposted and given much needed advice. No sales pitch and no extra talking trying to delude us in anyway.

    He also shared a video of his new refurbished property and the standard was high for a rental.

    I say this because having viewed a ton of properties recently, we seem to forget that our standards are so different that we could only say it is a blindspot. How can we live a certain way but be prepared to rent out at top dollar, a property that is sub-standard and that means well below what the price tag demands?

    A friend in the housing business tells me there is a demand for rentals in the city and regardless of the actual state, there will be some people out there saying yes and so it continues – disgusting low maintenance properties up for rent and the tenants will pay.

    Until we start to raise our standards as individuals, we can expect this type of business to continue.

    Thank God there are agents like Khilan who are not making it all about profit but considering all people as equals. Our world needs more agents like this so that we can turn the tides of greed and profiting from others before human life.

    This website has a code of conduct well worth reading
    https://simplelivingglobal.com/code-of-conduct/

    It says we put PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT and that standard will never change.

    Imagine a world where more are aligned to this way of living and running a business.

  3. Thank you for this brilliant blog.

    Reading this blog has prompted me to reflect on the standards I set for myself in life and I have come to the conclusion that I am inconsistent when it comes to setting and keeping to standards.

    I have set standards for myself in some areas of my life: such as looking after my car, cleaning my bathroom daily, grooming, looking after my clothes, doing my best at work.

    But there are many areas of my life where I know that I am not living by the standard I could, for example: my sleep habits, the tidiness of some of the rooms in my house, finishing jobs, being organized.

    So, I ask myself, why have I made keeping consistently to a standard a priority in some areas of my life but not in others?

    The answer I feel is that in those areas of life where I keep to a standard, it is because I have spent some time in the past focussed on consistently keeping to a standard in that part of my life. So much so, that to not consistently keep to that standard previously set would create a sense of disharmony and discomfort in me.

    This suggests to me that it would be wise for me to spend some time focussed on raising the standards I live by in those areas of life where I am not currently living to the standards possible for me.

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