by Rachelle Disbennet-Lee, PhD.
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
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 for greatness."
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.
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.
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© Coach Rachelle Disbennett Lee, PhD, 2007