The Power of One More (Chapter 10): One More Higher Standard
"𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗲𝗱, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲". ~ 𝗘𝗱 𝗠𝘆𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁
Hey everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie, and we've been slightly going through "The Power of One More" by Ed Mylett. I'm going to give you a concept to think about, and this book is really great.
CHAPTER 10: One More Higher Standard
"I've got a mind-blowing revelation for you. There's a very high probability that you're not going to reach your goals. There's a difference between having goals and having standards. The key difference is that goals start out as a thought. They are desirable outcomes that take root in your mind. Your brain either confirms these goals, or they pass as fleeting thoughts".
"You either create a standard as a means of taking these thoughts and apply them by taking action. Goals effectively become byproducts of how you approach your standards. The world is constantly telling you to review and upgrade your goals, which you should be doing".
"But the secret is to constantly review and upgrade your standards, you need to evaluate what you're willing to tolerate and what you're not willing to tolerate".
What do you tolerate that ultimately is having a positive or negative effect on your goals? There are standards that we set. I remember my husband always said this quote from the book "Atomic Habits".
"You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems"
What are you willing to tolerate and not tolerate? If you're not willing to tolerate certain things, it's going to elevate you. You're going to take action, you're going to elevate your standards, and you're going to eventually hit those goals.
But if you like comfort, just sitting there, and tolerating certain things like excess weight or not feeling good. And if you're not willing to raise your standards, then you're going to actually stay there.
"If you're willing to tolerate something, that's probably what you're going to get".
I sent out a text message today in our little communication app. We actually send out different inspirational things or thoughts for you throughout the day. And today, I sent out one and it just said...
Take your thoughts and write them down. Are your thoughts positive, or are they negative? You will know where you're going to be in six months, just by your thoughts. Your thoughts become things or actions, good or bad.
"Standards are the specific set of actions you must take to achieve your goals".
So anytime that you find yourself saying I want to lose this amount of weight, I want to run that race, I want to look this way, or I want to feel this way. That is a great goal. But remember raising your standards, it's taking action that will get you to where you want to go.
9 Ways To Set A Higher Standard
1. Understand Your "Why"
Why are you here?
Why are you doing what you're doing?
Why are you getting healthier?
2. Break Down a Higher Standard Into Details and Achievements.
If you want to run a marathon, you're going to have to break it down to how you're going to get there. You're not just going to go out one day and run a marathon.
3. Be Honest With Yourself.
I am where I am today, here's the reality, and here's where I want to go. It's not having this misconception of having somebody, who has been overweight for years, just go to this crazy workout class and expect perfection or even results on the first day. So just be honest with yourself.
4. Get Help In Areas Where You're Weak.
Find yourself a mentor. Find people that have already done what you're doing. Learn from them, and then put the action and the work in.
5. Use Technology To Set and Maintain Your New Standards.
Most people don't want to track their food. But if you are physically not making the better choice consistently every day, then you're going to have to use something like My Fitness Pal, or an app to help you on your journey.
6. Give a Dedicated Thought To The Relationships Between Your Goals and Your Standards.
What are you willing to put up with? Are you comfortable? Is that keeping you where you're at? Or are you willing to get a little bit uncomfortable to truly get to where you want to go?
7. Forget Perfection.
We love to say in our home, "Don't mess up good for perfect". Choose the best that you can at that moment. There's no such thing as perfect.
8. Don't Overthink It.
This keto diet, low carb, carb-conscious lifestyle, has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself. Your "Why" may be the things people have spoken over you. Do not overcomplicate this, eat when you're hungry, drink water, move your body, eat more veggies, proteins, and salads. et rid of the sugar, processed junk, and pop. Just do the best that you can. Eat when you're hungry and not when you're bored.
9. Set Standards To Please Yourself.
Do not try to be somebody else, and do not compare yourself to somebody else. What are your goals? Not somebody else's goals for you, but what are your goals? What are you hoping to achieve? Not focusing on everybody else and when they're hitting theirs, but you ultimately focusing on what you're wanting. Raising your standards and level of awareness around the things you want to take. Taking action and having an awareness that it's going to take some time and effort.
"Don't compare yourself to others. Even if you don't fully succeed, you still failed at a higher level and land at a higher baseline".
There really should never be an end date. There should be an ever-flowing and always working on your health. Not just to get to the wedding or the vacation, but truly wanting to be healthy for the long run.
Even if you fail, or maybe you don't reach the goal by the end of the month. You still strived to do better, therefore you're further ahead than if you would have just sat on your butt and didn't do anything.
So that was chapter 10, about standards and goals. You can go to ketomomsecrets.com to check out anything from the book club. All right! I appreciate you all and thank you for tuning in. We'll talk to you very soon. Bye, everybody!
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