“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela
When it comes to settling in life, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking it's the safe and responsible choice. But in reality, settling is for the faint-hearted. It's for those who are too afraid to take risks, too scared to chase their dreams, and too comfortable with mediocrity.
When we settle, we're essentially telling ourselves that we're not good enough to achieve what we truly want. We're accepting less than we deserve and robbing ourselves of the opportunity to live a fulfilling life. It's important to remember that settling is a choice, and we always have the power to choose differently.
In one of his mentoring sessions, Darren Hardy advises, “To achieve your great dreams... to gain a great reward... you are going to have to take the scary risks.”
Instead of settling, we should strive for growth, challenge ourselves, and pursue our passions. It may be scary to step outside of our comfort zones, but it's in those moments of discomfort that we truly grow and learn about ourselves. We should never let fear hold us back from living the life we want.
So, if you ever find yourself considering settling, remember that you're capable of so much more. Don't let fear or doubt stop you from living a life that brings you happiness and fulfillment. Choose to be bold, take risks, and pursue your dreams with all your heart. Never forget, settling is for the faint-hearted.