Five Reasons to Never Settle
The chance at a commonplace life is slowly beginning to elude me.
I’m at an odds with the world and in contradistinction with the universe.
Whoever is in charge has seemingly disqualified me from all of life’s regular festivities.
But wait, hold on a second. What the hell are you talking about, Graham?
Well, through observation, I’ve noticed that every single human being I’ve ever come in contact with has gotten married recently. Like literally everyone!
And I’m not talking about the high school sweethearts now. No, no. Those folks are long married by now and possibly even divorced at this point.
What I am referring to are the people that settle for less.
Not to mention the people that make irrational decisions to save their relationship.
But to put it bluntly, all I can say to all those impulse decision makers out there is good fucking luck!
If you’re still reading by now you’re probably trying to compute what’s being said. You might be wondering who this is directed at or be expecting me to divulge personal details.
But unfortunately, I can’t comment on any details right now.
However, I can divulge that I’m sick of settling for shit and just as sick about everyone else settling for it too.
Further, why do we get to this adult age and suddenly start to put up with so much BS?
How come fear becomes more of a driving force than happiness?
Why are you going to marry the person that’s not even honest with you?
When are you going to start living on your own terms?
For how long will you continue to stay at the job you hate?
When the hell are you going to stop saying no to that trip you’ve been planning?
I know those are some pretty loaded questions, but they’re not coming out of thin air.
I’ve witnessed multiple couples get engaged recently following an infidelity.
There are countless people that complain about their employer, yet do absolutely nothing about it.
I’ve seen so many people so concerned about what others think, they never truly start being themselves.
That said, there are lot of other things you could be settling with as well.
It could be a job that you’re unsatisfied about. Or it might be that you’re unhappy about your health. Perhaps it’s something tangible like allowing yourself to get a new iPhone.
Whatever it is, here are 5 reasons to never settle.Five Reasons to Never Settle Click To Tweet
You Won’t Be Happy If You Settle Anyways
Too many people favour hope over practicality, which is the reason for the impulsive, short-sighted decisions.
Don’t you realize that having ONE day to look forward to won’t save your relationship?
Proclaiming your love and dressing up isn’t going to change the fact that you’re not compatible.
Try not to fall for the short lived ride. It’s fake and will leave you worse off then where you started.
Life is too Short to Settle
Our time on this planet is way too damn short to be settling on things that don’t improve life.
Focus on the best and eliminate the garbage.
Settling is Choosing to Fail
If you settle on something, I truly believe you are giving in on that area of your life.
You are literally accepting failure before even trying your hand at something else.
Don’t allow yourself to succumb to the pressure of others.
Settling Will Come Back To Bite You
You might think that settling is the right thing to do, but trust me, it will come back to bite you in the ass.
Settle for that job that you don’t like and you’ll be stuck with those skills. You’ll never develop any other skills to attain more appropriate employment.
Settle for a partner and they’ll probably leave you anyways.
Going to the cheaper restaurant instead of the quality restaurant will always leave you disappointed.
Settling Stunts Growth
What if, by taking the safe route, you are actually being harmful to your personal growth?
Because frankly, the moment complacency sets in, you’re done for bud.
Make sure to develop the right skills and always continue learning.
This post was actually scheduled to be published on Thursday to meet the goals for the month, however, the majority of the writing got erased around 10:00 PM while attempting to finish up this post.
For some reason, every time I’ve tried to update a post over the last 2 plus days, I get a failed notification.
At first I thought it was my own fault, because to be honest, I was more than halfway into a bottle of Pinot Noir while writing.
But it turns out there is a real problem.
I’ve even gone ahead and reached out to Bluehost for assistance.
Nevertheless, after 2 days, I’ve finally found a way to get it published.
In conclusion, the point of this post is not to say getting married is wrong, it’s to raise awareness about the ability to alter your path.
It’s ok to work at a job you don’t love if it’s a stepping stone, but only as long as there’s a longer term plan in place.
You don’t have to settle for a mediocre boss or or a half-assed relationship.
Never listen to someone that says you can’t.
Seriously, though, fuck that!
All you gotta do is find out what you really want and then go for it.
Question: What’s holding you back from doing what you really love? When is it ok to settle for less?
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