5 signs that you’re settling for less in life

Here you are, just going about life like everyone around you. Complaining about your job, how your husband doesn’t help you and your pants are too tight. Then one day, you stop dead in your tracks and you think, “There must be more to life than this.”

The truth is……..

You’re right!

It doesn’t matter if you work 14 hours a day in a factory or you’re the CEO of a major corporation. Your soul has a calling and unless you fulfill its purpose, you will always feel the unsettling desire for more.

Here are my top 5 signs that you are settling for less in life

  1. You compare yourself to others

Here is a fact. There will always be someone smarter, better looking, funnier and wealthier than you. But one of the most important life lessons, which is also one of the hardest for people to grasp is this……..


The only person you should be competing against is yourself. The only way for us to become the people we want to be is to be better than the person we were yesterday.

2. You worry about what other people are thinking

Here is the hard TRUTH. It doesn’t matter if you’re KILLING it in life, you’re always going to have haters.  Take Jesus for example. He was essentially the “perfect” human being and he was hated to the point of death.

Try to live by this motto:

What other people think of me is none of my business. -Wayne Dyer

Social media has played a huge part in the spread of this disease. It is now an out of control pandemic. BUT social media can’t take all the blame. We have been conditioned from a young age to follow the pack.  You can read more about that here.

At the end, when it’s all said and done and you take your last breath, do you want to be remembered for living the way you were expected or by being true to yourself and living for your purpose?

3. You’re angry

Nobody is perfect. Accidents happen and people make mistakes. There are times that we’re going to flip our lids. But we need to be in control of our emotions, not our emotions in control of us.

If you find that you’re getting angry more frequently, or for little to no reason, you may need to step back and re-evaluate your life. Feeling anger more than love, happiness or gratitude is your body’s way of telling you something needs to change.

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. -Mark Twain-1

4. You complain

We all know someone who just enjoys complaining. Afterall, it’s a lot easier to complain about life than it is to actually make a change. However, when you complain, you’re focusing on what is wrong or missing in your life vs. being grateful for what you have.

A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful tongue

Your life will never change if you stand around complaining.

If you spend your days complaining you’re attracting more negative energy into your life. But if you wake up with a grateful heart and you start focusing on what you do have, your life will begin to change dramatically. You may also need to evaluate who you’re spending your time with. If you’re surrounding yourself with negative people who spend a lot of time complaining, their negative energy will have an impact on you. So, get out there and surround yourself with some positive, upbeat, grateful humans. Afterall, you are the sum of the 5 people closest to you.

5. You make excuses

You might be saying, “I have bills or I have little ones at home, or there’s not enough time in the day or I don’t have the money.” I’m going to let you in on a little secret.


The homeless man sitting on a park bench has the same 24 hours as a CEO of a fortune 500 company.  It’s not how much time you have, it’s what you choose to do with it that makes the difference. And don’t you even think about using the excuse, “yea, well that CEO was just lucky or he probably had rich parents.”

The truth is, some of the most successful people in the world came from nothing.


Jim Carrey

Sylvester Stallone


Richard Branson

Gary Vaynerchuk

Tony Robbins

Dr. Seuss

Michael Jordan

Walt Disney

These are just a few in a long, long list that keeps growing. If you don’t know their stories, go check them out. They’re super inspiring.

The only difference between these people and you is this…

They stopped making excuses.

There will always be a barrier. Something to get in your way. It’s up to you and ONLY you to climb that wall, pick yourself up when you fall and march forward.

You WILL be tired, you WILL have bruises and you WILL question your sanity.

In the end, you will be living life YOUR way on YOUR terms, full of gratitude, peace, and love because you know you earned it. Instead of complaining about your struggles, you’ll be grateful for them because without them, you wouldn’t be you.

You are given today with no promise of tomorrow. Does it really matter what people post on social media or what their opinion is about you or your choices?

There is no passion to be found in settling fora life that is less than the oneyou are capable of living.-Nelson Mandela

Live your life.

Fulfill your dreams

Stop wishing for more.

Take action and make your dreams your reality.


If you enjoyed this, please feel free to share it with friends and family. We never know the silent struggles someone else is facing.

What steps have you taken to live YOUR life?

As always, thanks for being with me!




3 comments on “5 signs that you’re settling for less in life”
  1. Kammi Grosse says:

    Thank you for sharing these 5 points! You are touching lives and making a difference!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kammi, thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a sweet message. It means a lot!


    2. Kammi, thank you for the kind words! We ALL have a voice. I can’t wait to see what you’re working on!


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