How often do we tell ourselves it’s okay to be five minutes late, or under-prepared, or to not keep a commitment, or aimlessly scroll through social media?
In the moment, we think it’s small stuff that doesn’t matter.
But in the end, we’re consistently letting ourselves down.
Those seemingly insignificant things start to add up; we become more reactive, and eventually, when larger issues are exposed, they feel overwhelming, and we can become stagnant.
Pay attention to the moments you find yourself saying it’s ‘not a big deal’ or ‘just fine.’ What are you allowing yourself to get away with? Why?
How can you challenge yourself to choose higher standards – and keep them?
It’s not about being perfect; it’s about honoring yourself enough to stop settling for an ordinary life.