Social media is a great tool to post videos to get some critiques on, it is great to post content on that may help people, and it is great for marketing if you have you’re own business. All these things are what can make social media amazing, but man some of you retards out there just fuck it up for everyone. With your trolling and hating on other lifter, but lets be honest sometimes this “hate” is legit and people are just calling you out on your bullshit. Which makes you angry and defensive so the next logical step is to call them haters and discredit everything they have to say.
The cold hard truth is, you wouldn’t get so upset if you know there wasn’t some relevance of truth to it. So as an athlete, businessman, or just in general setting your own standard and adhering to it is something that everyone should do. We do this in general anyways especially with relationships of the opposite sex. We already have our standard set for what we are looking for, whether it be appearance, financial stability, and personality and we damn sure don’t settle for less. Well at least most of the time.
So setting a high standard for how you conduct yourself in your business and in your athletic career should be no different. The problem is along the way people tend to lose themselves in chasing numbers, the competition, or money and start to settle for things that normally wouldn’t fly. It’s a little bit of ego and a lot of self doubt that makes a person stray from their standards they set way back in the beginning of all this.
A standard in how you do things like squatting to depth, making weight, not cheating a lift, not doing shady business tactics is something that every person should strive for because that way you know you did it and you did it the right way which is what we all want in the beginning. So take a minute a reevaluate why you started doing what you are doing and how to fix it.
I would say the number one cause of lowering ones standard is that there are to many yes men now who chirp in your ear about how great you are or how shitty this person is or why not do this to get more other people are. These are the type of people that will ruin your reputation and will not have your back when things get rough. Give me a friend who tells me how it is and I’ll show you friend for life because honesty will keep you honest and will raise your level and standard to reach bigger and bester things.
So if you are that guy who goes to meets because they allow you to squat high, or if you go to backyard meets that you don’t have to make weight for, or if you are constantly doing shady things like stealing peoples eBooks cough cough then just stop because we all know and nobody respects you, all your “friends” are constantly making fun of you and that name you once created for yourself is now tarnished and you’ll go down as that dude instead of what you could have been. Yeah its harder and yes it may take a lot longer to achieve it but for fuck sake have a little pride in yourself and do the right thing!!!