Settle. My least favorite word ever.
Literally means to come to rest. To take up an ordered or stable life. Often used with the word down - to settle down.
I don't know about you, but to me that sounds like my version of hell.
Why on earth would I want to come to rest, to take up a stable life?!
I used to think that I wanted to be like everyone else. My goal was to fit in. I would pride myself in creating a life that I thought others wanted. The "good" job in a "big" company where I could make a lot of money. The big house. The perfect marriage. The dream life.
But here's the thing - none of it was what I truly wanted. It wasn't MY dream.
I settled for the life that I thought would make others proud. I settled to please people. I settled because I was afraid of what other people would think or say. I settled because I wanted to fit in, and I wanted everyone to love me.
I settled because I didn't believe in my own worth. I didn't believe I was worthy enough to live the life I actually wanted. I didn't believe I was good enough.
Most people don't even know what's possible. They only know what they've experienced in life so far.
I want to show you what's possible.
I want to give you the confidence and self worth to believe in yourself, and to create a life better than your wildest dreams.
Not only is it possible, but it's what you were meant to do.
By not believing in yourself, by not believing in what's possible for you, you are creating a life of settling.
Close your eyes & imagine. Dream again. What do you want? Who do you want to show up as? What do you want your life to look like?
Why don't you believe you deserve ALL of that? Hint - you DO.
So if I can give you one thing today let it be this - you are meant for more. Your desires were put in your heart for a reason. This is who you're meant to be. Lean in. Stop settling because you don't believe you deserve more.
You deserve it all.