Settling is about not embracing what is best for
you and accepting what you really don't want. When you settle,
you accept less than you deserve. Settling becomes a habit and
a way of life, but it doesn't have to be. According to Maureen
Dowd, "The minute you settle for less than you deserve,
you get even less than you settled for."
People settle every day in every way. They settle
for unsatisfying jobs, boring lives, and stale relationships.
People settle in part because they don't realize they can have
better or even that they deserve better. People also settle
because of fear. Fear holds us back from embracing what we really
want. According to Bo Bennett, "Every day, people settle
for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or
at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential
The only way to truly embrace your greatness is
to stop settling. You have to stop settling for a job that isn't
challenging, a life that isn't fulfilling, and relationships
that are uninspiring. Life is way too short to settle.
How do you break the cycle of settling? Start
small, start slow and start now. Begin with the small decisions
you make and work your way up. Settling has become a habit and
a way of life; so don't expect to change the habit immediately.
Begin by having only the objects in your life that you love.
Don't buy things just because they are on sale. Purchase only
items that you love for your home and for yourself. I changed
washing detergents because I thought I found a better deal,
but when my clothes became dingy, I knew I had settled for a
cheaper brand, not a better deal. I immediately switched back
to my favorite. Those are the kinds of things you want to begin
with. Notice where you settle for less, and where your life
is looking dingy.
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD provides daily motivation,
information and inspiration to thousands of busy self development
enthusiast who want to stay focused and on track to their goals
through her award winning e-zine 365 Days of Coaching. For a
free report, "The Power of Daily Action - How to create
more Wealth, Health and Happiness by Tapping Into the Power
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