If you want to advance, stay healthy, and live free, set high ideals and follow them.
From a spiritual point of view, there is no such thing as an ideal that is too high.
When I was a piano student, and my teacher assigned me a new and difficult piece to play, she would play a recording of that piece played by a master pianist. What I heard would become my ideal to follow. It may have taken months, or even a couple of years, to approximate the ideal, but it became my inspiration that guided my practice. As I was faithful, my playing would get closer and closer to the ideal until I was playing the piece masterfully too.
The same rule works in life. We follow our ideals. We consult them regularly, and make decisions accordingly. The higher the ideal, the further we go.
What ideals are you following today? Are they filled with abundance, health, strength, expectation of good, faith in good, overflowing love and care for others, unselfish action, and gratitude?
The ideal of Christian Science is perfect God, perfect man, and perfect universe. Anything less is not good enough.
Go for the best, and prosper beyond anything you thought possible.
The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea, — perfect God and perfect man, — as the basis of thought and demonstration” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 259.
The conceptions of mortal, erring thought must give way to the ideal of all that is perfect and eternal” Science and Health, p. 260.