Reject the subpar

Starting right now, do not accept anything that is subpar.

If your classes are subpar, transfer to a new university. Say goodbye to business partners who deliver subpar work. Break up with girlfriends or boyfriends who treat you in a subpar way. Cancel your gym membership if the equipment is subpar. No matter what it is, if it is subpar, pull out immediately. It might be hard, but you are better than that. Reject the subpar and never look back.

If you accept the subpar, you will be dragged down to a subpar level. Instead, you must demand to be treated like gold. If you let someone treat you like silver, they will soon treat you like bronze.  If you let someone treat you like bronze, they will soon treat you like steel. If you let someone treat you like steel, they will soon treat you like scrap metal. Pretty soon, you will be treated like shit.