Over the past few years, I have been told by numerous ex partners that my standards are "too" high. This was often said when I would ask for a certain level of respect, or when I asked for things to be done a certain way. I would hear it most often, when I would attempt to bring to light the undefined potential that my partner had. It seemed that no matter what my expectations were, they were too much to bare according to the lovers of my past.
So although it took me a long time to find my current fiance... here are some thought provoking points as to why you need to have high standards for yourself.
1. If you don't believe in you, why should anyone else?
If you feel that you are not worth to have someone in your life capable and willing to love you to your fullest potential, respecting you and doing the small things- then you will allow people of a certain nature in. These people will stick around for the good times, or do just the right amount to get by, but you're selling yourself short.
2. People will treat you the way you allow them
If you let people walk all over you, then they will. It depends on you. The higher your self value, and standards the less likely you will allow toxic people into your life. I've been here before.
3. Why settle?
Billions of fish in the sea, why settle for someone that is "ok", when you can find someone to put a smile on your face everyday and make you truly happy. Instead of lowering your standards, hold your head high and you'll find the perfect person for you.