Are you settling for less than what you NEED and DESERVE? Settling for things and people that you've outgrown, yet expecting them to STILL "fill you up." Perhaps you've stayed in a job, business, relationship or friendship longer than you should have. When you settle for less and stay longer than you were supposed to, you block blessings for both you AND the other person.
When you settle, it is also a form of SELF ABUSE. And here's the REAL truth: when you settle, it means you don't feel worthy of what you REALLY deserve, and you are paralyzed by fear. Marrianne Williamson once said, we can either learn from joy or pain.
Unfortunately, many of us end up choosing the latter. And experience that pain when we lose the job, relationship or friendship that we held on to far longer than we should have -- all because we told ourselves we weren't "ready" to let go.
Here's what I know to be true: when you settle and hold on to something too long, it can be removed from your life in what can be an unpleasant experience. Today, why not try a different approach? Don't wait until you have to be removed by force. Begin by telling yourself the truth: "I've settled." Only then can you begin your REAL transformation and begin the process of investing in YOU.
Even if that means seeking outside counsel through: therapy, coaching, classes or mentoring to help you figure out what you really need and deserve. There are many resources at your disposal to do so, even if it means PAYING for help. Is your transformation not worth the same amount of time and money you put into "non-essentials" like eating out or getting your hair done. I'm not saying eliminate the pleasures of life. I'm just saying eliminate the excuses that prevent you from investing in REAL inner transformation, so that you no longer have to keep settling.
Not sure if you've settled? Here are some signs (this can apply to career, relationship, etc):
-You constantly feel as if something is missing from your life
-You've stopped engaging in your favorite pastimes/hobbies (i.e. the arts, going out, etc)
-You feel you have to change your values/dreams in order to be accepted
-You find yourself constantly sacrificing in order to please others
-You often feel taken advantage of