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How to Raise Your Expectations of Yourself

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Raising your own personal expectations can enable you to accomplish more than you ever thought possible. The trick is to learn how to push yourself to greater heights without pushing yourself over the edge.

Why Raise Your Expectations?

If you’re perfectly happy with your current situation in life, you might be wondering why you’d want to raise your expectations. Well, when you expect more, you’ll drive yourself to achieve that much more.

Think about a time when you’ve expected nothing out of a situation. Chances are you weren’t unhappy with the results because you didn’t really care, but at the same time you probably weren’t driven and fulfilled either.

While having greater expectations opens you up and make you more vulnerable to failure, there are also big rewards too. It’s worth it in the end because a negative experience is still an experience that you can learn from. A positive experience may provide you with one of those life-defining moments that make you happy to be alive.

Here are some excellent ways to raise your expectations of yourself:

  1. Do difficult things. Pushing your limits can only be achieved by doing difficult things. You might not find success right away, but when you do, it can be the starting place for doing even bigger and better things in the future.
  1. Expand your comfort zone. Staying comfortable is another way of continually playing it safe. When you expand your comfort zone, you open yourself up to new and exciting things. You’ll then come to expect more from yourself just because you’re comfortable with more.
  1. Challenge yourself. Set yourself up with a specific challenge or make a dare with yourself. If you’re dared to do something, you pretty much have to do it!
  1. Take a survival course. Taking a survival course can show you how to get back to the basics. These courses are not just about basic survival, they can also teach you about yourself. You can learn more about your abilities and strengths, and then continue to challenge yourself in the future
  1. Learn new things. Work on being a more open and adaptable person. When you do, you may find that new experiences and situations simply fall into your lap. It’s an easy way of broadening your horizons, and with new knowledge and skills under your belt, you’ll be able to raise the expectations of what you can do.

Higher expectations for yourself also raise your self-esteem. What you think you can achieve is very important because it decides what you will achieve. When you raise the bar, you enable yourself to do more and be more than before.

Remember that your thoughts are very powerful. When you make the effort to raise your expectations, you’re also strengthening your self-worth and abilities. You’ll see yourself in a positive light and be better able to achieve your ultimate goals.

Try these strategies to help you raise your expectations of yourself and enjoy the pride and fulfillment that come with doing great things!

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You should comprehend your potential

 Enabling Beliefs to Live By Today

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Your thinking shapes your experiences. Even obstacles have a value when you can see it. You can develop convictions that will help you to feel happier and achieve more, regardless of the situation.

Consider these empowering beliefs that you can start using today to transform your life through the power of positive thinking.

Empowering Beliefs to Make You Smile 

  1. You must understand your potential. You can achieve amazing results when you put your mind to it. Feel excited about reaching your true potential.
  2. Count my blessings. List each thing that you have to be grateful for. Remember to include the smaller items, like warm socks or tart cranberries. Expressing your appreciation reminds you of how rich you are.
  3. You must learn from mistakes. You can make setbacks work for you by focusing on the lessons that they contain. Flubbing one job interview can teach you how to ace the next one.
  4. Finding the meaning in adversity. Tough times can be the most rewarding phase of your life. Know that you can emerge from any challenge with greater wisdom and courage. Look back at the obstacles you’ve already overcome, and reassure yourself that you can handle what’s ahead.
  5. Embrace change. Accept that life is a series of changes. Focus on the present moment, and prepare yourself to adapt to whatever circumstances come your way.
  6. Dream big. Expand your wish list. Setting demanding but attainable goals gives you adventures to look forward to each day.
  7. Practice forgiveness. Lighten your load by clearing away any resentment you’re holding onto from the past. Set reasonable boundaries while you respond with compassion when others disappoint you. Pardon yourself too.
  8. Give generously. Sharing your blessings makes you more powerful and joyful. Volunteer in your community and speak kindly to each person you meet today. Buy coffee for your co-workers or give your receptionist a flower.

Empowering Beliefs to Make You Strive

  1. Take responsibility. You are in charge of your life. Hold yourself accountable for the outcomes you create. Celebrate the fact that you have the power to determine your own future.
  2. Apply effort. Figure out your definition of success so you know what is worth working for. Give yourself credit when you’re making progress rather than comparing yourself to others.
  3. Average your strengths. You have your own individual strengths that you can draw on. Figure out what you’re good at and what you want to do. Let that knowledge guide your choices.
  4. Listen to feedback. Ask for feedback so you can enhance your performance and show others that you respect their point of view. You grow faster when you gather solid input that you can translate into action.
  5. Ask for help. Expand your capabilities by building a sturdy support network. Carpool with other parents. Divide up household chores with your spouse and children.
  6. Connect with others. Moral support counts too. Surround yourself with loving and encouraging family and friends. Participate actively in your faith community. Join a club with members who share your interest in solar power or badminton.
  7. Recognize opportunities. Stay alert for promising openings. You may meet a new friend while you’re standing in line to buy you’re morning coffee.
  8. Try new things. Be open to experimentation. Go kayaking one weekend instead of playing tennis. Bake your own bread. You may discover hidden talents.

An upbeat attitude increases your happiness and productivity. Question your old assumptions so you can replace them with a new sense of certainty about yourself and your future. Adapt empowering beliefs that build up your confidence and prepare you for greater success. Start today. You’ll be glad you did!

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New ideas sometimes influence my perception

Reading strengthens my mind.

Reading provides an escape from a tough day and introduces me to great adventures.

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The act of reading exercises my imagination. I am introduced to new vocabulary, concepts, and ideas each time I open a book.

The act of reading exercises my imagination. I am introduced to new vocabulary, concepts, and ideas each time I open a book.

Language is powerful and challenging, and I enjoy the mental stimulation.

When I discover an unfamiliar word, I look it up. Increasing my vocabulary enables me to communicate with greater clarity because I can say exactly what I mean. As my mental dictionary grows, everything I encounter possesses an increased level of definition.

My mind is actively engaged when I read. Afterward, I process and reflect on the material with an open mind.

Encountering beliefs that challenge my own encourages me to research the unknown. In this manner, my reading is augmented by peripheral texts and new venues of literature. I reinforce my knowledge while availing myself to different opinions. Mentally, I gain the ability to see multiple sides of a position.

New ideas sometimes influence my perception, and I develop new methods of contemplating everyday events.

I treat the act of reading the same as Martial Arts physical exercise. That I perform it regularly. Just like my Martial Arts exercise routine, I introduce new material to avoid stagnation. When my day is full, I search for small opportunities to read.

My cognitive strength increases with each day.

Today, I look forward to reading something new. I can experience exciting adventures, thoughts, and ideas just by opening a book or with the click of my mouse.

12 books forMay

Sculpture the mind the same way you want to sculpture your body.
It’s almost the same as sculpturing rock into statue for it would take at lease 16 months
So starts sculpturing your mind read

1: THE TIME MACHINE AND THE INVISIBLE MAN BY H.G. WELLS

2 : BOTTOMFEEDER: HOW TO EAT ETHICALLY IN A WORLD OF VANISHING SEAFOOD BY TARAS GRESCO

3 : FIVE ACRES AND INDEPENDENCE: A HANDBOOK FOR SMALL FARM MANAGEMENT BY MG KAINS

4 : WHY GRASSFED IS BEST! BY JO ROBINSON

5 : FALL OF GIANTS BY KEN FOLLETT

6 : EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON BY S.C. GWYNNE

7 : SECRET MILLIONAIRES CLUB: WARREN BUFFETT’S 26 SECRETS TO SUCCESS IN THE BUSINESS OF LIFE BY ANDY & AMY HEYWARD

8 : PURPLE COW: TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS BY BEING REMARKABLE BY SETH GODIN

9 : J.R. SIMPLOT: A BILLION THE HARD WAY BY LOUIE ATTEBER

10 : PAPILLON BY HENRI CHARRIERE

11 : TRUMP: HOW TO GET RICH BY DONALD TRUMP

12 : A NIGHT TO REMEMBER BY WALTER LORD

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