You are what you settle for…

I hate it when I come across a quote that hits me full on…really? I am what I settle for?

My mind immediately goes to a thousand other reasons (or excuses) like what about my circumstances, what about my age, what about my job, what about my family – really there’s got to be a reason…and it’s not ME… it can’t be me… okay – it’s me!

How about you? Have you settled for a small network of friends because you’re too lazy to reach out and meet new people – it’s hard to know who to trust nowadays? Are these people who seem nice really who they say they are? Do they really care about your success or do they want to hang on? Instead of taking people at face value have you set up roadblocks? Have you settled for being a few pounds overweight because you love to eat and hate to exercise? There’s a picture at my gym of the cookie monster surrounded by cookies sitting on the couch watching TV and as he is scarfing down cookies he says – I don’t know why I can’t lose weight must be my personal trainers fault. Have you let yourself go just a bit? Have you settled for a mediocre income because you won’t push yourself because you’re are tired and you feel like you work all the time?

Have you settled? I know that life takes twists and turns but friends you can’t allow those twists to become your excuse for not trying, not working, not planning, not doing. Have you settled because it is comfortable, because it’s easy, because you’re tired, because you don’t think anyone cares or will notice? Probably so – so what can I say to get you off the coach and onto the tasks you have been putting aside until another day… you know another day when you have more time, when the kids are gone, when your spouse is out of the house, when you pay off the credit cards, when you…