One of the quickest ways to introduce positive change in your life is to Raise Your Standards.
A couple of obstacles to actually doing this are the mistaken belief that:
It doesn't matter.
It doesn't make a difference.
In the long run - Everything Matters - and a lot of avoidable problems only show up later - because failure (from low standards) is seldom immediate - its cumulative over time.
It is only through our daily Efforts that we can make a positive difference in our lives and the world around us.
Set the Standard for others to rise to.