Never Choose To Settle
So, I want to ask you guys a question today, and I want you to be totally honest with yourself, because we all have something in our lives that we settle for. Maybe it was a job, maybe it was a place to live, maybe it was a relationship. Whatever it is, I want you to identify it and be honest with yourself about it. So the exact question is this: What would your life look like if you never settled? I am talking about any avenue of your life. Like how different would everything in your life be if you never settled in anything that you did? Think about that for a moment. Write down your answer. Don’t just blow it off. I am really challenging you here. I really want you to spend some time coming up with the answer for you and putting it on paper.
If you never settled for less in your life, what would your life look like? How radical would the change be? Because at the end of the day, settling is always a choice. Now do not get me wrong I am not outside of the loop here. I have, myself, been guilty of settling for less in my life. Even for not demanding more out of myself at times. Right? I have gotten too comfortable with my comfort zone.
So many of us settle for less in our lives and some of us even start to believe that we are not worth more than what we settle for but that is not true. That is one of the reasons that settling for less can be so bad for you. It can make you start to believe that you deserve exactly what you settle for. Now, in a way you do deserve exactly what you settle for, because you have the choice to change your circumstances and not settle, but on a deeper level, if you are settling then by definition you deserve more and you should not settle for less than that. A lot of times we settle in our relationships, sometimes it is our friendships, sometimes it is even our dreams, but I want to ask it again and again so it will stick with you: What would your life look like if you stopped settling for less?
I know we settle all of the time so never settling seems almost impossible, but what if you lived starting today and you just stopped lowering your standards? What if you just decided to work hard and wait for whatever it is that you deserve? What if you stopped accepting less than you are worth? You know, what if you only pursued what you know is hard, not just because it is hard, but because it leads to the goal that you really want on the other end? If you can really think about that answer and try, starting today, to live life without settling, then you should do it. Give it your best shot.
It all starts with you.