Settling is an insidious compromise one does within one’s self. We convince ourselves, “it isn’t so bad,” and it excuses us from doing necessary self examination, pursuit of a dream, or even getting our needs met. It takes courage to ask, “Where in my life am I settling?”
There is false comfort in settling. Lying to ourselves we say, “This is good enough,” or “”I cannot change course.” We say these things, but when we look at our lives, we are sad. We overeat. We snap at others. We don’t sleep through the night. Our lives and our bodies practically shout, “Abandon ship,” but still we settle.
Fear causes us to settle. Afraid to risk what we need to do to find happiness, we live unexamined lives. We shortchange ourselves of true joy. We settle. We compromise. Do you need to stop settling?