Don’t settle

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!

  7 Replies to “Don’t settle”

  1. Heather Glogolich
    July 20, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    One of my favorites yet. And not because I’m a part of it but because I can absolutely see the shift in you. I can see the fire lit in your belly and I can feel the positive energy bursting through every single word!!! So proud of you!

    • July 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      THAT is why you’re my bestie. You know me, always. And I know you, and I know you’re right. It’s such a shift from the thin thread of negativity I’ve been hanging onto for my own reasons. It feels beyond freeing to have a plan, and a FIRE. xxoxoo

  2. Joseph A. Della Ferra
    July 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Lindsay, we all face challenges in life. I realize you have had more than a few in your life; and you positively continue to dream and carry on. I am teaching now after returning to school to become a certified educator at the young age of 50. I was a letter carrier for 22 years in my current town of Belleville, NJ; and I was wrongfully terminated after I reported my manager, Kenneth J. Benaquista, for extorting $700 in cash from my co-worker who had a wife at home with their infant and for stealing money from the U.S. Postal Service. I advised Benaquista that my goal was to have him exposed on abc’s “20/20.” I am currently serving a seven day jail sentence from posting on Facebook for telling a former union representative who lied to me that he is “a liar.” You will not be seeing any comments from me or posts by me for five more days; however, I am still having fun listening to your show. “All I want to do is rock!”

    • July 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      You’re just more proof that you can live any dream no matter what the age! Keep being you and fighting the good fight Joe! and, who cares about Facebook, treat it as a vacation:) xo

      • Joseph A. Della Ferra
        July 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

        Thank you, Lindsay. I will prove that patience and persistence pays off. Like you, I will not settle. Mike Cocheo is playing Buckcherry’s “Lit It Up!” right now. Do you recall granting my request a few weeks ago? Driving my new Malibu hearing you chatting with me on the air was like a dream. xoxo

  3. Chrissy
    July 21, 2017 at 8:20 am

    You know I’m going through a bit of a life crisis currently and this inspired and reminded me to just go forward and see what happens because it’s not worth it to sit back and suffer like it’s some badge of honor. I’m allowed to make my life better or easier.

  4. Dara
    July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Love this Lindsay! Thanks for writing your words of inspiration! You are so right! Grateful to have both you and your bestie in my life…love you both!

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