People settle for mediocrity in many aspects of their lives on a daily basis. We accept jobs we hate, we deal with friends who let us down and we let our significant others get away with things we shouldn’t. Why do people choose to be content where they’re at instead of moving where there are better opportunities?
People assume that certain actions should not be taken unless the benefits outweigh the costs. Sometimes it’s easier to be stuck in a familiar rut or habit, even if it’s a depressing one, than to look outside their comfort zone for something better. People are terrified of change, failure and taking risks. This is one of the main reasons people settle. It’s not about unrealistic goals or perfection. It’s about changing the things you can to be happy, not simply drifting along in life and complaining. It is far easier to settle than it is to leave our comfort zone.
Although something may not be what someone really wants, it is likely that it has become a habit and it’s more comfortable to maintain the current state than to challenge themselves. You have to fight through all the obstacles between where you are and where you want to be to reach those goals and break out of your rut.
Life is way too short to settle for anything less than what we truly want. The only way to embrace your potential is to stop settling. We are only limiting ourselves and wasting our precious time. Excellence is a place where people who refuse to settle for an average live. It’s where one reaps from all the hard work sown. It is a journey of continuous progression toward the goals in your life.