Why You Need Higher Standards
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People often tell me that my articles portray unrealistic figures or people, who don’t really exist.
Geeze, nobody? 7 Billion people in the world, and, nobody?
I know, for myself, I may not always meet the standards that I set for myself, but I can say that I sure as hell try. Nobody is perfect, and perhaps filling every single point in these articles, all the time, is ‘impossible’ – as much as I hate to use that word.
Though, as Vince Lombardi said: Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
You, my friend, deserve someone who will wake up every morning and look you in the eye with the pledge of being the best that they can, for you.
You deserve someone who will make you feel empowered, encouraged, and invincible. Someone who makes you believe that maybe fairy tales have some truth rooted in them. Someone who makes you feel like everything will be okay, just by smiling at you.
I believe they are out there. I believe when two people truly connect and care for each other, they will do these things for each other. I believe that while this is difficult to find, life is too short to settle for anything less.
Do circumstances get in the way? Sure, of course. Life happens, and it’s unpredictable. We have all had curveballs thrown at us, and we certainly do not all wake up on the real life set of The Notebook – but that doesn’t mean we can’t be happy.
Happiness is not a product of perfection. Happiness is a product of progress. Striving to be better. Love. Caring. Respect. Loyalty. Focusing on what matters, and forgetting what doesn’t.
Is a list written by some guy on the internet the ideal set of characteristics for a man or a woman? Obviously not. Can it be used for self-reflection and understanding who you want to be as a person? Absolutely.
Some people might call it being ‘too picky’ – I call it refusing to lower your standards.
You’re not perfect. The person you’re with isn’t perfect. But, if you refuse to settle for less than you deserve, you just might find someone who’s perfect for you.
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