The Bathroom Scale: How Change Really Begins

“Any time you sincerely want to make a [personal] change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.” – Tony Robbins

The bathroom scale displays 182 pounds.

182. Without knowledge of the body composition of the person on the scale, a reference point, or a standard, the number is quite meaningless. Should the goal be up or down from 182 and why?

To move the number, a standard must be set.

Whether the change you desire is quantitative (pounds, TRIR, KPI) or qualitative (patterns, feelings, morale), your standards must be raised.

Sounds simple right?

However, every time I find myself at a standstill (professionally or personally), upon reassessment I discover that I did not raise my standard. I was still “OK” with my current level (e.g. ever increasing pant sizes in the closet, finding reasons why a higher EMR is acceptable).

What’s your standard? Are you really “OK” with it?


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