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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Are You Settling?

Every day, all around me, I see people "settling". Settling for what? They're settling for less. Settling for less than what will truly make them happy. Settling for less than what they truly deserve. Settling for less money because they don't really believe they can make more - or they simply don't want to do what it takes to change their situation. They settle for doing a job they aren't really happy in because they don't really think they can change their situation. They settle in less than fulfilling relationships because at least what they have offers them security, or maybe they just don't think it's possible to have all their heart yearns for.

People settle.

They settle because not settling is scary. It takes them out of their comfort zone. Not settling means they are going to take a risk and possibly lose what they have opted to settle for. So they settle. They decide that they really can't have it all, so they might as well settle for what they can - and pretend they're happy in the midst of it. They're not happy, but they prefer it to hanging out on a limb that might break.

I see it all around me. People settling. It makes me sad when I see one of my friends settle thinking they're not worth more.. And it makes me want to scream. I want to grab them and somehow convince them they are worth so much more than that. They deserve to have it all. They deserve to have what makes them happy. They deserve to not struggle from day to day. They deserve to do something that fills their heart and soul with fulfillment. They deserve to have relationships that make their hearts explode with joy. They deserve to not settle for anything less than what they want.

Each person has to convince themselves and believe they can change what they believe about themselves - and about the world they are creating for themselves.

Are you settling? Be honest. If you are, then only you can change it. Only you can decide to step out of your comfort zone. Only you can opt for the courage that will make you live in the "fear zone". It's in the fear zone that the greatest fulfillment and success is found.

It's in not settling that you learn to truly live!

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