There comes a point in most people’s lives that they can either look back and see how far they’ve come over a specified period of time, or they feel like they’ve missed their target completely. As humans, we naturally crave comfort and stability – two things that were the cornerstones of survival eons ago. These days, people are able to push their boundaries a little further, exploring unknown places or ideas, or even forging a new path. Others get stuck in that same comfort and stability that humans have been drawn to for thousands of years. And that’s how people settle in life.
Settling isn’t a bad thing per say. Some people would rather have that comfort and stability to fall back on, not having to concern themselves with consistently searching for that feeling from another source. Others have grand dreams for themselves and those around them, but somehow get drawn back to the warm and safe light, unable to move forward. The problem lies when people want to move forward, but are continually drawn back by another force, whether internal or external. Then they settle. They settle for what’s in front of them, settle for comfort and settle for stability. Their dreams and ideals are left behind, yet remain a thought in the back of their minds.
When you settle in life, whether it is in a job, relationship or other endeavor, you aren’t living up to your fullest potential. If you want to be all that you can be, you sometimes have to be a little uncomfortable or a little unsure before you reach the next step. The first step in moving to that next step is realizing that you, in fact, are settling for mediocrity.
Never settle, unless that is what you truly, deep down, want for yourself. You have an exponential level of potential. Put it to work. Use it on a daily basis. These 8 signs and indicators can you help see if you are settling in life. Check them out below: