I was away for a few days and the computer died, so, I am a day late…so sorry but here we go…
Dr. Phil is credited with saying, “The only difference between you and someone you envy is that you settled for less.”
I find these to be very powerful words. It has me running a new mantra in my head; ”Settle for more!”
I found it unsettling (pun intended) to think I’d settled for less in anything. But I have. In some things it’s cool but in others, not so cool.
It has me reexamining certain areas of my life to see if I can settle for more.
This isn’t intended to make you feel badly about anything you may have settled for I just think it’s a great way to think about those things.
I have always tried to live by these words from Emerson , “Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide” and so I have held envy at bay and tried really hard to be myself. What the Dr. Phil quote does for me is have me take a look at areas of my life I am dissatisfied with, examine my choices and think, “I settled for this.” That fuels me to NOT SETTLE any longer.
I hope it fuels you too.
2016 Motto: Notice what’s good and raise a flag over it!