The Quotidian, August 30, 2010 ~ Life Deserves More of You

“Life deserves to have more of you show up. [Life doesn’t deserve] you to settle, to say to yourself that setting your standards lower is OK.” ~ Anthony Robbins (partially paraphrased) (born February 29, 1960)

Anthony Robbins is an American author and motivational speaker; he describes himself as a “peak performance coach.” Two of his programs are “Personal Power” (1993, 1996) and “Get the Edge” (2000)

[Source for quotation: Anthony Robbins Get the Edge “Day 6 Financial Freedom” CD 2000. Source for biographical information: Robbins’ CD’s and Wikipedia, accessed August 29, 2010].

The Anthony Robbins Foundation is a “non-profit organization created to empower individuals and organizations to make a significant difference in the quality of life for … youth, homeless, hungry, prisoners, elderly, and disabled.” [Source: website].

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, August 30, 2010 ~ Life Deserves More of You

  1. Okay, I have to disagree with part of this one. I used to have very high standards when it came to the cleanliness of my home. Then I had five kids. As long as there’s nothing growing in the refrigerator or bathtub; as long as my feet don’t stick to the floor as I walk; and as long as I can navigate a room without crippling myself, then I now consider my house clean. Yes, I’ve lowered my standards to save my sanity. Though, I don’t think it has worked…

    From my padded cell of a life,

    • Carolyn,

      As always, thank you for your comments.

      Sure. Oh, and add the cats!

      You’re being pulled in a number of ways: family, kids, cats, writing! I understand what you wrote, and agree.

      As a writer, I must concentrate on my writing, or it won’t get done. So, I don’t have a showplace apartment!

      I believe what Robbins is referring to is our standard for our lives. Are we living to our full potential? Are we doing what we are here to do?

      Sincerely, Andy

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