SSo far in this series, we’ve introduced what personal standards we set, how our personal standards lead to our long-term success, the range of options we should set our standards on as well as the areas of control to maintain our standards. arrangement. . We’ll finish the series today by taking on some of the specific ways we can set our standards and the standard features we set for ourselves.
Setting standards on the factors we have direct control over: Obviously the first space where we can start setting our standards is the ‘Z’ sphere where we have ‘total’ control. Specific aspects within this area that we should set standards for include:
· How we educate ourselves: It is said that those who do not know where they are going can build any road! Therefore, we must educate ourselves to set standards on various aspects of our lives. It is about technical skills that we should acquire and continue to improve in our careers. It is also about moral and ethical knowledge in understanding what is right and what is wrong as well as those that help or hurt us.
· How we take care of our health: Health is defined by the World Health Organization, WHO, as ‘… a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ This requires that we first know what our current state of health is, understand and do what will keep us healthy; avoid that which injures our health and in general beware of the three.
· Be clear about who and what we should be: We need to set standards for who we want to be for ourselves as well as what we should be for others. This is about trying to be the best we can be ourselves and then projecting that to others as well.
· How do we invest our time? After our life and health, I would say the next most important resource we have is our time. One variable in our lives is real independent. Therefore, we must choose how we invest it only in things that are right, good, useful and valuable for us and others.
· What should we be involved in and with whom? We must consciously choose what we do, for example how we earn our living. For example, all the activities we do and the amount we invest and spend our resources should be honorable and justifiable. In the same way, we should be careful about who we deal with and in what ways we contact them.
· Self-application: We must set standards for how we apply ourselves in everything we do. We need to be thoughtful, reflective, committed and enthusiastic. Whatever we do we must be serious about them and do our best.
· Equality, transparency, honesty and integrity: For our own sanity, safety and honor, we must be appropriate, transparent, honest, and sincere in our thoughts, speech and actions. We must say what we mean. We must do what we promise.
Other issues that we must consciously think about are how we treat others with respect, positively criticizing ourselves, congratulating ourselves and being grateful to God for his blessings, which include our abilities mental and emotional as well as the efforts we can accomplish. what we do and the results we get, etc.
Setting our standards on the factors over which we have indirect control: As we mentioned last week, the indirect control of factors about us doing what we can do rightly and legitimately to move others and what they do from the articles completely outside our sphere of control (part ‘X ‘) to the space within our control field. (section ‘Y’). Here are some of the ways we can achieve this:
Enlightenment: We all grew up from being helpless children into our teenagers and senior adults. We learned many things along the timeline. Some were deliberately taught to us in our homes and schools and some we picked up on the streets – both good and optimized to the point of harm. Therefore, some people do not know better than you see them. But we can help them think and do better by re-teaching and guiding them. Re-educating and re-directing them should not only be technical. Rather, our hearts should also be involved for the best effect.
· Motivation: Sometimes, people know the good and right things to do but may not do them for various reasons. In such cases, we will have to try to understand their obstacles and help them through encouragement and encouragement.
· Provide support: But, other times, people know the right things to do and want to do them too but don’t necessarily have the control to do them. This could, for example, be the result of a lack of certain essential resources. If they are supported by providing the necessary resources they can do what needs to be done.
· Correction: Have you ever noticed that our people who visit our international airports will generally be orderly in other foreign airports? The environment in which we live and work and the people we are associated with influence us as we influence the environment and the people as well. By rejecting and accepting from others what is wrong and by doing what is right and expecting the same from others, we can go a long way in establishing our standards and the standards of others. to improve positively.
Features of personal standards: There are three main aspects of our personal standards that we need to be aware of:
· Some components of our standards should be unlimited. This means they should not change over time. Among these we are determined to always tell the truth and generally be upright and law abiding.
· Some components of our standards should change over time. This may include the ways in which we do our work supported by new technologies.
· Learning is continuous. We must always be open to improving our standards.
Setting our standards means building a great personal lifestyle on the right philosophies and best practices. They not only define us, but shape what we can do and how we should do it. Equally important, our way of life teaches others our good or our bad spreads in society. We are very grateful for the benefits and equally responsible for the bad. Next week we will be taking on Building Organizational Culture.