Choose one standard to meet at a time. There are a handful of things that we truly care about. These are the gages with which we measure ourselves.
Our choices are different. Perfecting a jump shot may be far from someone’s list, but close to others.
We need not have the same interests.
We each have a choice, whether we realize or not, on what foundation we build our day to day lives. Choosing a standard and understanding its importance should not be underestimated. The standard will demand a focus. Every other distraction will melt away. These are the times when tunnel vision is vital.
It is safe to say that no one will be proud of every facet of their lives. We remembers our failures all too well. But choosing a standard grants the ability to pause and say: “But I know I can do that.”
There aren’t many accomplishments that feel like that.