Don’t Settle

Stop settling. Be true to yourself and your desires by giving yourself permission to hope for something more. ~ Valorie Burton

When I read the above statement, I asked myself…in what areas in my life am I just settling?

So many times we allow life to go along as is without taking the time to re-evaluate things. If something in your life is not right. Stop. Fix it. If it can’t be fixed; then re-think it and see if there’s a way around it.

So many times when folks don’t want to “rock the boat” they settle for the status quo; but sometimes the status quo is meant to be rocked.

People will only do to you what you allow them to do.

If a friend is taking advantage of your kindness, then put a stop to it. I’m not saying don’t be kind; but don’t be anyone’s doormat either. Stop settling for one-way friendships.

If your man (or woman) is misusing you (verbal, physical, cheating, etc), put a stop to it. Of course they’ll be upset but they can either get with your program or move along. Stop settling for a dysfunctional relationship, when there’s so much more to life.

If your job isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, then think about finding another one or even a career change. The boss may be crass, but they need you just as much as you need them.

Don’t settle for less than what you think you deserve. Better yet, expect the best and nothing less.


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