Makarand Utpat

Raise Your Standard and The Universe Will Meet You There

One of my friends recently got into an exercise routine. He has been going to the gym consistently for last 6-months or so. He has changed his diet, getting good sleep etc.

Basically, he is doing all the right things when it comes to doing exercising.

I can see he has been exuding full of energy and confidence like never before. I have noticed remarkable changes in his attitude, his personality, his outlook towards life.

The side effect is that, in our family, we saw his before-and-after lifestyle changes.

We have been talking about him, his transformation etc. His transformation has become part of our family’s regular conversations and now, we ourselves, are thinking about getting into an exercise routine or joining the gym or doing something that basically keeps us more active.

With his actions, he created a small ripple that is turning into a bigger domino.

This is just a small example of ripple effect it can create when we decide to raise our standards.

Having said that, the topic does not have to be limited to exercising as such. It can range anywhere from sports, personal development, acting, computer language, software development, yoga, management training, leadership… anything that you are passionate about (Visit my blog for more details: 7 Steps: Do You Know Your Unique Value Proposition?)

There are tons and tons of examples where, by raising standards, how people were able to flock themselves to leaders so that they can mimic their behavior.

There are tons and tons of examples of people flocking to leaders so that they can mimic their behavior.

Few examples:

  • Sports: Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Steph Curry, David Beckham, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Ronaldo
  • Personal Development: Jim Rohn, Napolean Hill, Brian Tracy, Robin Sharma, Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins
  • Chef/ Cooking: Bobby Flay, Emeril, Mario Batali, Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Acting: Jackie Chan, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, George Clooney (If you go to Asian Subcontinent then actors like Amitabh Bachhan, Dilip Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amarish Puri)
  • Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara are the role models for thousands of aspiring Cricket players.
  • Jack Welsh (who turned around GE) who is considered as one of the greatest CEO, produced many leaders, who later on, went on to become CEOs of other great companies.
  • Mark Zuckerberg, through Facebook, has transformed the way we communicate with each other.
  • Jeff Bezos, through Amazon, has transformed the way we do shopping.

The list goes on.

Personalities described above have tens of thousands of followers… in some cases, millions of followers.

They have all become household names.

My parting thoughts….

  1. Start with yourself- We may not be able to achieve their level of success but we certainly have a power to create ripple effect in our social sphere of influence. It starts with us. Eventually, it can turn into reaching out to 1, 2, 5, 20 people. The number is irrelevant but the change you will experience will be positive. When you look back, you’ll realize immense sense of satisfaction.
  2. Renew Personal Commitment- Renew personal commitment today and get committed to raising your standards that you would like to see yourself getting excelled in, whatever they might be, things such as… adopting a new behavior, acquiring a skill-set that you always thought about having but have been putting on a back-burner, cultivating personality traits, or growing team members into leaders.
  3. Eliminate Distractions- We are bound to get consumed by the energy-drainers such as distractions, humdrum, circumstances. So, unless we carve out specific time out of our daily routines, life will happen no matter we like it or not.
  4. Be deliberate- So start taking deliberate actions and commit yourself. Keep improving your strengths. You can start small but do it consistently. You’ll see noticeable differences in just short amount of time.

For relevant content around this topic, also visit my blog I’ve written Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s 5 Brilliant Tips on Success. Also, blog by Tony Robbins How to Raise Your Standards is an excellent read.

Your comments welcomed. I’d love to hear from you.

To your success!

Makarand Utpat


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