What is this?
Standards is a system for managing yourself. It was built by Jake Lodwick
to improve his own discipline and organization.
WeHaveStandards.com lets you quickly generate the same charts Jake uses, but customized for you. The charts are downloaded as PDFs for you to print.
Each week, print a new sheet. Put a check in the box when you meet a Standard and an X when you don't.
At the end of the week, revise the list slightly and repeat the process.
If it's your first week, start with no more than 3 items.
To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such an autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself.
We are what we do repeatedly.