“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.”
~George Bernard Shaw
Do you have everything you ever wanted in your life? My guess is that your answer to this is “no.” That would be normal, for as we achieve our goals, as we get the things we want in our lives, we look around and see something else we want…sometimes it is something we could never have imagined before we got to our current point in life, but there is always something more that we want.
Here is a question that is almost as easy to answer…and most of us will answer the same way as one another. “Have you ever given up on or stopped pursuing a goal – something that you still wanted at the time you gave up?” Again, most of us will answer “Yes.”
Now comes the tough question. Why did you give up? Of course, there can be many answers to this…you might have found it too difficult. You may have been told that it was a foolish goal. You may have been convinced that you didn’t have the talent, or you were too old, too young, not educated enough, too small, to big…the list of reasons goes on and on.
My point here is that we have all give up on something we desire. We have all decided that we are better off pursuing something else, even though we really still wanted our original goal. In essence we settled for something less than the full realization of what we wanted.
Settling is quite common in our society. I’m not quite sure that I understand why, although I have been victim of settling many times in my life.
We are unlimited beings. We can achieve absolutely anything. All we need is enough desire and belief to stay the course. The desire is what drives us. The belief is what keeps us going, because we know it is something that is possible. We will never accomplish anything that lies far outside (if outside at all) of our beliefs. Sometimes we can stretch a bit…but usually our beliefs hold us within their boundaries.
But the nice thing is that we can change our beliefs. A belief is a thought we keep thinking, and since we can choose our thoughts, we can change our beliefs. It is difficult to keep thinking thoughts that are far outside of our belief system, so I suggest you start small when changing your beliefs. Once you see some results in small things, you will be able to stretch your beliefs further and further at one time.
The point is that we don’t have to settle. We can accomplish anything we desire…ANYTHING. Don’t let others convince you otherwise. Don’t let yourself convince you otherwise. Believe in yourself and your unlimited abilities. You can have anything you want. You don’t have to settle.
The next time you are ready to give up on a desire, take a step back and ask yourself why? When you do that, you will be surprised at the answers. If you take the tie to closely examine it, any answer you give yourself will turn out to be an excuse.
Let yourself succeed. Don’t settle for less than you desire.
Do you believe in your ability to be, do, or have anything in this world that you wish to have? Do you believe your desires can be yours? Do you believe you are worthy of your desires? If you answered these questions with a “Yes,” then leave a comment for the community and let us know your take on settling (or lack thereof.) If you believe that you have to settle sometimes, leave a comment and let us know why you feel that way. We’re listening.