Are you settling in your relationship, at work, or in life? Have you given up your desire and will to fight for more? Are you accepting the status quo?
Recently, I had a conversation with a lady, and she expressed how she was not expecting more than just the average rating on her performance assessment. Her argument was, that's what the company gives new people irrespective of how good they are. Her response got me thinking, how is she ready to settle for that and not fight it?
In this blog post, we will explore what it means to settle for something and the reasons why you should not settle for less.
What does it mean to settle for something?
Why do we settle for less?
There are many reasons why women settle for less. Here are the most common reasons:
Five reasons why settling is not acceptable
Let's explore some additional thoughts on why it is essential for you to want more.
#1: You are destined for greatness
I strongly believe that we are all on this earth for a purpose. We need to do everything in our power to live out our purpose. There is so much power that lies within you. It's time to start sharing your gifts with the world.
#2: You are worth a lot more
You have worked very hard to be where you are today. By settling for less, you are taking your sacrifices for granted. Get comfortable asking for what you are worth. Great things come to those who ask for more and work for it too.
#3: You need to prove the "system" wrong
As women, we may face some systematic challenges and sometimes we have to fight an uphill battle. One of the biggest motivators for me is proving people wrong when they try to tell me what I can't do or put me in a box. We need to make it a priority to show people all that we can do when we put our mind to it.
#4: You are setting an example for the next generation
One constant thought in my mind is, what example am I setting for my seven-year-old niece and other young ladies around me. Showing them that they can be anything they want to be, is my life mission. Being great role models is a significant responsibility.
#5: You need to activate your dreams
A lot of the dreams and passions you have can only come to live if you stretch outside of your comfort zone. Think about all the great things you want to do in life and plan to take action.
Call to Action
What would you do if you were not settling anymore? Imagine if you started thinking that you have no limits and no boundaries on what you can achieve.