If there is something that you desire to do in life, go after it. And most importantly never settle. Don’t ever decide that it’s ok to rob yourself of your heart’s desires. You were put here to fulfill your purpose, not fold in your perceived failures. Nothing will ever go as desired or as planned so roll with the punches and keep it moving. Settling for mediocrity should never be an option. It’s perfectly okay to become discouraged because essentially it’s part of the process. Each tear that you shed along the way should inspire you to tear down any misconception you have of yourself. Fear, laziness, and convenience should not drive your complacency. Think about the last time you settled. What was the outcome? Did you grow or go back to your comfort zone? Sometimes life will present challenges but nevertheless you should never delay your dreams. Jim Carey once said, “So many of us choose our paths in life out of fear disguised as practicality.” But why? If your dream keeps you going…why aren’t you moving? The only thing that should settle is your dust…from you pounding the pavement of your dreams. When you set out to create the life that you want you begin to understand why you were put here in the first place. Here are my favorite quotes that inspire me to NEVER SETTLE:
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
Settling for crumbs doesn’t keep you fed, it keeps you starving. – Danielle LaPorte
No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams. – Maya Mendoza
When you choose not to fulfill your destiny at the end of the day you are preventing someone else from fulfilling their own. Purpose is not selfish and is directly connected to someone else. It’s bigger than you. Choose your life, don’t settle for it.
By Dr. Avis Foley
Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly