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raise your standards quote by Tony Robbins

Raising Your Standards

“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.”
– Tony Robbins


3 Quotes on How to Raise your Standards:

1. “The difference between ‘must’ and ‘should’ is the life you want and the life you have.” – Tony Robbins

2. “If you want to change your life you have to raise your standards.” — Tony Robbins.

3. “If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviours and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.” – Tony Robbins

if you don't set a baseline standard

Understand the big idea or meaning behind this quote:

The big idea behind raising your standards and what it means.

If tomorrow your mother or brother got ill and you didn’t have money for the medical bill, what would you do?

Would you find a way to get the money?

The answer is of course you would! You’d apply yourself fully and do whatever was required and you would find a way.

This leads us to another question, why couldn’t it be done before? If someone had asked you for that amount of money before the tragedy you’d likely respond, ‘are you crazy’ or say, ‘I wish I had that kind of money.’

The answer is because the situation forced you to raise your standards.

In life you can be self-disciplined and prepare or let life discipline you.

Jim Rohn has entered the chat…

Jim would say, “you can’t send your ducks to eagle school.”

The question you should ask yourself is how bad do you want change?

Because if you don’t want to change, you won’t.

This is the idea behind sending your ducks to eagle school. Kobe Bryant in one interview mentions how he only is willing to coach gym rats, he doesn’t even want to talk to people who are not willing to be in the gym because he’s afraid they might rub off on him. In the video he points off-screen and tells them to go over there.

“Any area you are not getting what you want is because you haven’t raised your standards.” – Tony Robbins

If you want to make a change in your life just commit and make an unbreakable promise with yourself to change.

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your standards. Similar to another one of Anthony Robbins quote, “everybody gets what they tolerate”. What you personally accept within yourself sets the boundaries of what’s possible.

What’s your body look like?

Forgive the personal question.

Tony commonly gives this example because your body, the way it currently is, is only a reflection of one thing – your standards.

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” — Tony Robbins

Do you know what people who are in good shape do everyday?

They exercise.

No need to complicate things, “complexity is the enemy of execution”.

Other Famous Tony Robbins Quotes:

when people succeed they tend to party but when they fail they tend to ponder

“When people succeed they tend to party but when they fail they tend to ponder.”
– Tony Robbins

successful people ask better questions

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
– Tony Robbins

stay committed to your decision

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
– Tony Robbins

Everybody’s got a past

“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.”
– Tony Robbins

it's not what we do once in a while

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
– Tony Robbins

You are rewarded in public

“You are rewarded in public for what you have intensely practiced & refined in private!”
– Tony Robbins

change your story change your life quote

“I would say change your story, change your life, because whatever your story is, becomes the shaper of all your perceptions. What you’re going to try or not…”
– Tony Robbins

change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than pain of change

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”
– Tony Robbins

identity quote tony robbins

“We all have an identity — a set of beliefs that define who we are, what we can and cannot or will not do. And it’s based mostly on our past — some of which is painful, and some pleasurable.”
– Tony Robbins


“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.”



“I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress.”


Time Management quotes

“If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”

Self Discipline

“Complexity is the enemy of execution.”



“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”


Change Your Life Quotes

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”


“It takes no courage to be a pessimist, to say it’s not going to work”

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