Thursday, April 14, 2011
So what is the difference between "settling" and "accepting the truth"? For instance, I wanted a mansion but I had to "settle" for what I could afford. Which brings another thought, have you ever known someone that no matter what they achieved or had, they were never happy because they were always wanting more or competing with others? I have. I came to feel sorry for them and that was the moment that I decided to be happy with what I had and not concern myself with I didn't have. I accepted my middle class fate as it finally dawned on me that if I am always thinking about what I didn't have, when would the time come that I had everything I wanted? Is that settling? That does not mean that I still don't want things - I just don't let it ruin my enjoyment for what I do have and I do not let the strategy for achieving the "wants" consume me. Well, except for maybe the weight loss thing, but you know, we all have our "thing" :)
And then there is ambition, if you have a job that you truly love but you are qualified to do a job that would pay you ALOT more money, are you settling in the job you love or do you lack ambition? I think those answers are what is in the heart and the mindset of that person in that moment of their life's priorities. I think that "what you deserve" and "settling" is dependent on each individuals definition. What is deserving to me, may seem like settling to someone else. Do you feel you have the life you deserve or did you settle? If you settled, why do you think that?