SettlingAre you settling for circumstances in your life because you are too lazy or too scared to make the appropriate changes needed to force life to live on YOUR terms, instead of the other way around?
Think you know the answer? Here are a few quick tests that you can take to find out how true you are being to what you want out of life vs. what you are willing to settle for.
Why do you work there? Is it the job that you have always wanted? Do you get up every morning totally excited about the prospect of going to work? Do you wish that you could spend MORE time at work, because you love it so much? Do you make enough money working there?
Did you answer "Yes" to even ONE of those questions? No? Then why do you work there? You have settled for that job because it is convenient for you. It fits into your schedule, or it's close to where you live, or it's easy and you don't have to work very hard. Maybe you have other similar reasons for why you work there even though you really don't want to.
Let me reiterate what someone wiser than me once said: "If you love your job, you will never work another day in your life."
Are you still "working"? If so, why? Do you have days and years of your life to just burn through by settling for less than what you really want to be doing?
Another example - Your Home.
Do you love where you live? Do you truly enjoy the neighborhood? The neighbors? Do you have the view that you want out of your windows, or out on your porch? Do you have enough room for all of the things that want to do at home? Do you have a pool, a Jacuzzi, a volleyball court, a recreation room, or even a pool table? Does your house have all of the "toys" that you like to play with?
If not, why not? Why would you live somewhere that you don't want to live? Why are you settling for a living arrangement that you really don't like? Again, do you have time in your life to just waste away?
What about Your Relationship?
Do you truly love your significant other, or is it just convenient to stay with them? Does the thought of living without them truly cause you pain, or would that just leave you with more housework and errands to attend to without another adult in the house?
Are you the person that you are supposed to be for your significant other? Do you see yourself with that person literally until death do you part?
If not, why not? Have you settled for someone who doesn't really "do" it for you? Are you and your significant other in a co-dependent relationship where neither of you is really having that much fun? If so, why are you doing that to each other? Why are you settling?
Oh, I know - because you have days and years of your life to waste away! That must be the explanation!
One more example - Let's talk about your Health.
Are you at the bodyweight that you truly want to be at? Okay, stop laughing and keep reading! Are you in the physical condition that you want to be in as far your ability to exercise? Swimming, running? How about your ability to hold your breath? You know - basic SURVIVAL skills!
What about the inside of your body? How is your cholesterol level? What about your level of cardiovascular health? How is your heart? Are you at risk for diabetes? Stroke? Heart Disease? Do you see a pattern developing here?
So one more time, let's review why it is that your health or your body image are NOT where you want them to be. Oh wait, I remember - because you have plenty of time to kill! You've got another 80 or 90 years on this planet, and that stuff can wait until some other day, right?
Okay, so some of these words may be dripping with sarcasm, but do you see the point that is being made here? Unless you are one of the lucky few (that may not even exist) that are 100% happy with every aspect of their lives, then I have one single question for you:
What are you waiting for?
Your job. Your home. Your relationship. Your health. These things matter to you, right? Some or all of these things need improvement, right? You ARE in control of most or all of these things, right? So I'll ask you again:
What are you waiting for?
Live your life to the fullest, my friends. It will be over before you know it. Do you want to die wondering what it would have been like to enjoy your life - rather than just live it?
If so, then keep on doing what you're doing. Death will be here soon.
For the rest of you, if you truly want to take control of your life, you're going to have to work at it, and you're going to need time and money. If you desire time and money, and you want to have some fun while you obtain it, then break out of the box!
Leave your corporate-powered job behind, shed your beliefs that you can only make "so much money" - grab life by the horns! Make a difference in your life and the lives of others, and help make the world a better place at the same time.
Or...don't! If you aren't ready to take control of your life and start having fun living it, then I don't want you on my team anyway!
Think about it. When you're done thinking about it (which you already should be!), call or email me directly and learn how to join my team of fun-loving, goal-oriented, world-changing, corporate-hating, real people.
Aaron M. Potts
Aaron Potts is a health and wellness entrepeneur whose passion for health is matched only for his dream of people living a time and financially free lifestyle. Learn more about Aaron at his newest site, http://www.firstcoastwellness.net, or visit his life-changing home on the internet at http://www.tni.com/aaronandamy!