I know that most articles you read on the Internet will tell you to never settle for anything in your life. Right? They tell you that you’re so amazing that you should never have to settle for anything in your life because you’re worth more than that. You know what, those articles are absolutely right. However, sometimes life isn’t a fairytale and sometimes you will have to settle. Luckily, settling isn’t all bad all the time.
Here’s what you can settle for:
The best kind of love
Because there’s no such thing as a perfect relationship. To be honest, it doesn’t exist. You and your significant other will argue a lot. You will disagree on things. Sometimes you’ll want to plot to kill each other. However, if the love is there and it’s real, that’s something you can settle for.
Real love comes around so rarely that it’s okay if the relationship isn’t perfect. If you put in work and effort, the relationship will only grow and get better. If you have the kind of love that you can only read about, but the relationship is difficult, settle for that. Settle because that kind of love is impossible to find.
The job that’s good enough for now…
Okay, I know it’s not a good thing to settle for a job you aren’t in love with but hear me out. Settle right now in order to make your future prospects much better. If you settle for something now knowing that it will eventually get you to where you want to be, that’s actually a really good thing.
If you know what you want to do with your life, keep your eye on the prize. Eat shit at a job you’re not in love with now in order to learn, make connections, and gain intel about how to do it better. Eventually everything that you’re settling for now will make it so much better for you in the future.
I know it sounds shitty and losing friends sucks, but that’s something you should be okay with settling with. If someone doesn’t want to be a part of your life, let them leave because in the end it’ll be better for you. When you lose friends that aren’t worth being friends with, what you’re really losing is the negativity in your life that those friends bring to you. Trust me, getting rid of negative energy is the only thing you should be doing in this new year.
Losing friends is inevitable. It means you’re growing up, your life is changing, and sometimes people aren’t meant to stick around. Instead of looking at it as something negative, settle for the fact that you’re going to lose some people while you’re on the path to getting to where you want to be.
Things not working out
Yes, you need to settle with the fact that some things simply don’t work out because they’re not meant to work out. No matter how difficult it might be to settle with something not going the way you want, it’s okay. You have to remember that everything happens for a reason and there’s a reason that it’s so tough right now. If you settle for that feeling now, when things eventually fall into place, you’ll have a greater appreciation for it.