Holding myself to higher standard

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"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself." - Henry Ward Beecher

There has been ups and downs to the standards that I have held myself too.

Like working out for example. I can say that I have made working out a priority for the last few years.

But what has my standard been?

I can honestly say, that when I first started getting into a fitness routine, my standards were a lot higher than they have been lately.

Early on the progress was invigorating. But the momentum slowly started to dwindle. Somewhere along the line I forgot the high standards that I had set for myself.

I forgot about how good it felt to be in synch with every part of myself. The mind, body, and spirit. Not feeling some distinct separation of each individual part grated against the others. Feeling whole. Feeling at perfect peace and ease.

My body aches from working out lately. But it's a good kind of ache. It feels soo good to get back into it.

Holding myself to higher standard