Don’t settle. Just two words, but oh so very powerful, don’t you think?
I was having a conversation with my bestie today, and she thanked me for not settling for mediocrity in my life. It was a really meaningful statement, but then again, she’s my bestie, and birds of a feather do tend to flock together.
We are all handed a bunch of cards and journeys though our lifetime. Some of the cards are out of our control, while many are absolutely within our control. It’s not really rocket science, but it IS a personality trait(s) to how we handle them. I happen to have been raised in a household who basically preached daily to me, to never give up on my dreams. I can remember many homemade birthday cakes from my mom even writing “Shoot for the stars” as my yearly mantra, right on top of my cake, as I made my yearly wish.
For the most part, I always have. I always have fought for something. I think it’s part of who I am, I am someone who thrives on a good challenge and loves to be inspired. Sure, I get into ruts when I haven’t slept or have spent countless hours tending to a one year old, and forgetting to nourish my pregnant brain or stomach. It happens, but the fire eventually reignites.
What meant the most to me today talking to my friend, is how much she understood my current situation and life goals. She happens to be another dreamer, but not just a dreamer, a “do-er”. Dreams are absolutely meaningful and necessary to set goals for ourselves, but actions always speak louder then words. She’s a go-getter, and dang it, so am I.
The thing is, it’s your life, one life, so you may as well live it right? It’s easy to be intimidated by obstacles that stand in the way. It’s much harder to fight through the challenges and come out at the end a smarter and wiser soul, but it’s so, so, worth it.
I have fought for my career, my husband, my home, my children, etc. Not one of those things came easily to me, but again, that’s not who I am. I’m a juice is worth the squeeze fighter type of soul, and you should be to, if given the opportunity. Challenges present themselves at certain times in our lives, because the universe knows our capabilities, and the universe always has our back, even when we don’t.
Be the best version of you every chance you get, because settling feels worse, and our souls were made to soar.
Namaste, and Rock On!