Standard – a level of quality or attainment.
Every man has a standard. For some men, the standard they have established is one of excellence. However, the standard set forth by most men leaves much to be desired. So, the question must be asked: how can a man raise his standard?
In raising one’s standard, you are required to have an understanding of who you are and who you want to be while being unwilling to compromise. As Steve Maraboli said, “You are the point of origin for everything in your world: you set the standard for yourself.”
It’s critical also to raise the standard of those around you continually. When it comes to your band of brothers, the collective standard is something you should constantly be looking to improve. As you inspire and will each other forward, your shared meaning and purpose will result in the bar being raised.
In this episode of Untaming Masculinity, Dan and Brad discuss standards and why every man must not only aim to raise his standard but the standard of the men around him. They share tactics to help you establish a higher baseline for your standard and how you can leverage those around you to become the man you are destined to be.