Recently, I’ve been questioning myself and others a lot about why we, as people in society, settle for less than we deserve. Something that we tend to do in most aspects of our lives, but particularly when it comes to achieving our ultimate goals.
Unless you are living your BEST life, this applies to you!
I see and hear about so many people who are too scared to even admit their dreams and goals because they’re not ‘realistic’ or don’t follow the pathway of a ‘normal’ life that we’ve created for ourselves.
It’s often hard for us to see a clear path to get to where we want to be but sometimes just knowing that you’re working towards something better is enough to keep you motivated. Nothing worth having comes easy. The most successful people in life are those that constantly strive for something better.
As we get older, we start to focus more on the practicalities of life, rather than how we can work to achieve our ultimate goals. We concentrate more on our financial stability than our actual happiness – which just seems crazy to me!
As long as we have a comfortable place to live and food to eat – money shouldn’t be our main concern. I don’t mean to say that money doesn’t matter because let’s face it, we live in a World that revolves around money but you know what they say – ‘money doesn’t buy happiness’ – and it’s true. Yes, money often buys us more opportunities to be happy and it often pays for the experiences that make us happy, but having money sitting in the bank isn’t going to give us the ultimate happiness that we seek.
I totally get that things are different when you bring children into the equation. Understandably, you do have to be more practical in your thinking because it’s not just your life that you’re responsible for. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your entire life on hold! There are people out there who do it, so why not you?
If you’re young and have no responsibilities, like myself, there’s absolutely no excuse! (This is something that I have to remind myself of, every day, to keep me motivated).
Remember when you were young and somebody asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? You probably said something like an artist or an astronaut, something that meant you could do what you loved doing every day of your life. I don’t recall anyone I know ever wanting to work a job that they hate, spending every day dreaming of something better.
Most of us are dreamers by nature and we have dreams that change all the time, so it’s hard to follow a dream that is constantly changing, but one thing that baffles me, is that there seems to come a point in most of our lives where we start to accept the idea that ‘one day’ we’ll be happy and we settle for a life that we hate, in the meantime. How can we justify hating the lives we live now, to secure a better life for our future?
Life is too short, in my opinion. Imagine living your whole life waiting for something better and never even making it to that point! I’m a big believer that it’s never too late to live your best life, but why leave it that long when you could start now?
Don’t be the person who looks back and regrets all the missed opportunities. Be the person who looks back and thinks – I would do that all over again.
Be open minded, think positively and do what makes you happy!
You deserve so much more from your life than to just settle.