Aren't you tired of the Low Standard? Do you want Excellence in Your Life? Start Setting the Bar. Place it at the Height YOU want it to be.
The Bar's Golden for a Reason
Here's a secret: Everywhere you go, someone is Setting the Bar.
And that Bar is Golden - What do I mean?
Once the Bar is Set, Everyone Reaches for It.
It's a Golden Rule... or in this case, Bar.
What is the Bar?
It's the Standard of Behavior and Action in an Environment.
It's the Acceptable and Encouraged Behavior and Action in an Environment.
It is what sets the Tone of the Environment.
-> Imagine hitting the Bar with another piece of metal. <-
It makes a Tone.
If Your Tone is Strong Enough, or If You Keep the Bar Set in Place, others cannot resist it's Influence.
The Tone Creates the Culture.
A Supportive Culture, creates Success for You.
Your Environment Makes You.
This one might sting. Yes, a lot of who you are is determined by You and what You want for your life. But the other side to that coin is true as well. A lot of who you are is also determined by the people around you.
Think of Music.
When you hear it, it's almost irresistible to Sing Along, Hum to the Tune or even Dance With it. Music has a Rhythm, or a Force that Moves You in a Direction.
The Emotional Tone of the Music is that Force.
An Irritated Tone Can Make You Irritated.
A Sad Tone Can Make You Sad.
A Happy Tone Can Make You Happy.
-> A Strong Tone Can Make You Strong! <-
(You see that was an example right there, I set the tone of the words above to express strength. The Bigger and Bolder Letters express Stronger Energy - Tone is Everywhere.)
People are constantly expressing a certain tone. Whether or not it is their conscious chosen tone or just one they picked up from their environment (or both), they are playing some music for you to hear.
And if you're not careful, you may just start dancing to it.
The Importance of Leaders
Leaders are known for Setting the Bar towards a Desired Direction.
Leaders Set the Bar High.
Followers Set the Bar Low.
If you're not a Leader, you are a Follower. It's not bad to be a Follower. Actually, it's impossible to be a Leader without being a Follower.
One Coin, Two Sides.
However, it is important to understand that if you want to achieve your goals in life, you must start being a Leader for Yourself.
You must learn to Be Assertive and Start Setting the Bar Higher.
The only person who can speak for you, is you. Even a Leader outside of you cannot lead for you if they do not know of your desires.
Creating a Culture of Success
Have you ever had a Boss or Manager that just didn't know how to lead well?
They were Setting the Bar Low.
The Tone Created Bad Culture.
The Dance wasn't Fun.
The Results Were Terrible
For a Successful Culture, it Requires a Successful Tone.
Proper Rhythm that Flows Well.
That Requires Someone or Something to Set the Bar.
Let that Someone be You!
Everyone wants Happiness and Contentment - So don't let the Environment you are in overwhelm you. Have a voice! Play your music!
Set the Bar!
How to Set the Bar High
The Golden Question for the Golden Bar.
How do You Set it High?
1.) Be the Example.
Be About the things that are Important to you.
- Talk about them & Take action on them. -
Express Your Truth and Your Feelings in a Respectful Way.
- Listen to Understand (Yourself & Others). -
Grow, Improve Yourself and Learn from Mistakes.
- Always Set the Bar a Little Higher. -
2.) Be In-Tolerable to Abuse
If someone is Setting the Bar Low, do not comply, respectfully.
Realize the Direction of the Tone and Express Your Preference for a Different One.
Start Expressing Your Preferred Tone. (Repeat #1.)
They will either walk away, join you, or resist you. Do not force anything upon anyone, respect their Free-Will.
But Respect Your True Self As Well.
Respect Your Preferred Tone.
Be Strong but Gentle in Your Handlings with Others.
Also, Be Wary of Saving Others or Giving HandOuts instead of HandUps.
Knowing how to Help Others Properly can help you Set the Bar.
Thanks for Reading Everyone, and Thank You for Setting the Bar Higher.
Love you guys,
Can You Set the Bar Too High?