Don’t settle for less. These four, powerful words convey a whole ton of meaning. There are lots of areas which you can settle for less in life. They include relationships, jobs, or even friends.
If you have ever suffered from a self-esteem issue, you know that it can feel like you don’t deserve good things. If bad things happen to you, you may think “well, I guess I deserve it.” You may also start to think that if it wasn’t for bad luck, you’d have none. These type of attitudes are common enough, but don’t you fall into thinking that way.
If you start to view the world through a cynical lens, than everything you view gets jaded. It’s time to take a look at your attitudes and actions if this is the case. Start thinking about what you want and deserve and make it happen.
Don’t Settle for Less When you Deserve Better
The idea that you can do better may have crossed your mind. Are you struggling financially? Do you ever wonder if things will turn around for you, or when? Maybe you have a job that you simply cannot tolerate. If so, you are not alone! Now, the key becomes not how do you make that job work for you, but maybe determine how you can obtain a better one. If it is a girlfriend or boyfriend that you feel stuck with, why do you keep them hanging on? Is it because the relationship is convenient? Or, maybe you’re afraid to be alone. I would make the case that if you can do better, cut them loose and don’t be afraid to try. If you’re not happy, why stay that way? You are just prolonging the inevitable.
In life, we are often thrown curve balls. No one is really designed to suffer. There could be a way that you can benefit from your hardships, though. If something isn’t working for you, it could be useful to re-examine it. If you take a thorough look at your life, and goals, how can you improve your circumstances?
In some cases you may not be able to do anything. Maybe you lack experience or qualifications. If you are forced to “grin and bear it” with whatever the circumstance is that you dislike, is there a way you can make the most of it? Can you change anything about your situation?
These questions, of course require a lot of thought. If you can make a change, even a small one, than weigh the consequences of it. If you write out your options on paper it may help you not to settle for less.
Don’t Settle for Less- Make the Changes you Desire
If you don’t want to settle for less, than present yourself in a manner that you want other people to view you. Don’t let anyone push you around. Stand up for yourself. If people view you as weak or a push-over, than you will be treated as such. You may think you deserve it. You may let them walk all over you. The question I would ask is simple: why?
Remember, you have value. Don’t settle for less.