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?
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?
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.