Why do we lower the bar?

People who have never truly been successful have been transformed into skeptics of success. Their dry spell has caused them to lower their standards and disbelieve in the validity of the success of others. “They couldn’t really achieve what I have come to realize doesn’t really exist. If that elusive success is real, then why haven’t I stumbled upon it? I work just as hard as they do. They must have sold their soul and cheated in some way. People with pure motivations and great integrity never really succeed as much as people who are willing to cross the line. I will learn to be content with a lower bar so that I don’t have to feel constant failure or violate my conscience.”

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