"Raise your standards for the one thing over which you have complete control -- yourself." - Tony Robbins
What Are Personal Standards?
Personal standards are nothing more than a set of behaviors. These behaviors are built upon expectations you have of yourself in a variety of situations. They are in some respects performance standards. They lay down the benchmarks of the performance of your life.
Recognizing the Personal Standards You Live By
Your personal standards are reflected in how you treat yourself, and also in how you treat other people. They are also reflected in how you expect to be treated by other people.
When you have high standards you expect to be treated with the highest regard. However, when your standards are low it suggests that you are lacking self-esteem. In such instances you probably allow yourself to fall prey to other people's influence. Other people probably often take advantage of you...