I Have High Standards For Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 400 People

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    But I don't fit my standards
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2010
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 10

    I have older siblings

    that have already graduated and as you might think, it's not my parents who tell me I need to do better than them, but rather myself saying I need to be better. If I'm not better than what will I do and how will I measure up compared to everyone else? How will I stick out of the...
    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    A Good Person

    I want to be a good person. But I don't mean it in the boring way that most people mean when they say "She's a good person." I mean I want to be genuinely good. The sort of person who is totally zen and at peace with herself and her place in the world. (I use female...
    TheLeakyPen TheLeakyPen
    18-21
    4 Responses Sep 2, 2007

    I dream of making my family proud.

    I want to show everyone I do have what it takes to be successful. My parents worked there butts off for me and my siblings. I think it's only right that I repay them with my success. I want my parents to know that their hard work was not for nothing. I'm determined to be someone...
    aquikay aquikay
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2014
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    Man, my life rocks (minus a few bad grades).

    But school is so fun. I love it. I don't wanna leave
    incrediblelife1011 incrediblelife1011
    18-21, F
    Dec 3, 2014

    Always Have

    I have always had higher standards for myself than other people do. I guess I just want to be the best, even though I know that there is always someone better than me out there. I push myself to my limit quite often in the attempt to better myself. I feel like I need to impress...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic
    16-17, F
    Jun 18, 2008

    Maybe A Little Too High

    Sometimes I stop, take a breath, and realize I'm trying to be perfect and beating myself up when I can't be.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2010

    When it comes to relationships: Me personally,

    after dating someone in the marine core for about a year and not being able to see who ever I was dating for months at a time, wondering what he was really up to, if and when he was ever going to call... If he was in danger.... Would he be deployed for longer amounts of time...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast
    22-25
    Sep 9, 2015

    Mediocrity Is Too Mediocore...

    I think that it is better to hold yourself to a higher standard than what many are too lazy to do. Even if you fall short sometimes, you still have raised the bar for yourself and for those around you. I have failed at so, so many things but, I will not give up. "I will never...
    soabdelj soabdelj
    18-21, M
    May 31, 2010

    Yes My Standards Are High..

    but then I always have to be prepared to fail-- and miserably. Luckily, I have learned it's better to fail than not give it a shot at all..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    8 Responses Jun 10, 2010

    Wish I Haven't

    My dad usually hit me for every mistake I've done. My mom seeks perfection in my studies. It became a part of my everyday life. They don't have to discipline me when I grew up. I automatically hit myself when I failed to reach my high standards. Everytime I fail to reach what I...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 31, 2010

    Myself And No One Else

    I do believe I have high standards for myself. I am not sure if they are higher then anyone else's, but to be honest I don't think it matters about anyone else in that regards. A favourite saying I find is relevant to one's standards is said by John Galt in Ayn Rand's 'Atlas...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Dec 20, 2011
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400
    22-25, M
    Feb 2

    The Principle of Universality...

    ...is one of the most basic moral truisms: That we should apply to ourselves the same standards we apply to others - in fact, more stringent ones. I have high standards for myself because only I am responsible for myself, and only my actions are ones that I have...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

    Not Much

    I don't care about standards. I don't care about many things or anything.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2011
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 8, 2015

    Everyday..

    is a constant battle to be the best, regrets at the smallest mistake worthlessness the only feeling. cannot change the high standards, i have to be the best, the most regretfull part is i dont have the guts to admit nobody is perfect, that everyone make mistakes. does that...
    onedayletsregret onedayletsregret
    13-15
    Oct 10, 2009

    I Want to Be..

    good looking, skinny, and a great musician. I want people to love me. :]
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    16-17, F
    Feb 5, 2008

    Must Get Good Grades.

    Since I started studying again I am yet to get under a Distinction. Most of my grades are High Distinction. I get really funny about exams and assessments because of my high standards. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    Sep 13, 2007

    Maybe Not Compared To Others

    But I get the best I can afford. I have the highest standards I can on my limited income. I've laways had champagne taste on a beer budget.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 31, 2010

    I pretty much always try my hardest at

    everything I do. But most of the time, that isn't good enough.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 10, 2015

    But sometimes I break.

    If people you hated and didn't talk to, sent you a 300 dollar check, would you take their check and not talk to them still, or would you do the 1000 percent right thing and mail it back?
    sonatadusk sonatadusk
    26-30, F
    Oct 28, 2014
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