It's always been my belief that settling for less than what you deserve is a bad idea. However, I realize that it's not just the right thing to do but also the smart thing. It's not uncommon for people to settle in life; they always do it with different things: their careers, education, relationships, etc., so why would we think love would be any different?
1. Settling for less than what you deserve can keep you from progressing.
Settling for less than what you deserve can keep you from progressing. It's easy to fall into this trap, especially if you're not happy with the status quo or where your life is. If I were to ask you why it is that you are where you are right now in life, how would you respond? Would it be with one-word answers like "happenstance" and "circumstances"?
If so, chances are that person needs to be more honest about why they aren't where they want (or deserve) to be. But, unfortunately, these same people are also likely to settle for less than their true potential because of fear - fear of failure and/or rejection by others who may think less of them if they know what their dreams really are...
2. Settling for less than what you deserve can make you depressed and unhappy.
Settling for less than what you deserve will make you depressed and unhappy. Depression and unhappiness are symptoms of settling for less than what you deserve.
Being depressed and unhappy is not a good way to live your life.
3. Settling for less than what you deserve will keep you from true love.
Settling for less than what you deserve will keep you from true love. True love is hard to find, and it takes a lot of work to see it, but it's worth the effort because it's the best thing to happen to you.
4. Settling for less than what you deserve can lead you to a life of mediocrity.
The dictionary defines mediocre as not good enough, not up to standard, or second rate. Because mediocrity is a state of being that is not good enough, and because it means living a life that is not fulfilling or satisfying, settling for less than what you deserve will most likely lead you to mediocrity at best. It's easy to feel good enough is all we have the option of being when we're working so hard just to get by day after day — but there's no reason we should accept this fate.
In fact, accepting anything less than what we are worth only sets our lives up for failure while perpetuating cycles of poverty and inequality in society overall.
5. settling for less than what you deserve will affect your health significantly.
While it may be possible to get away with settling for less than what you deserve for a short period, several negative consequences will occur if this becomes a permanent thing. These include:
Depression: The longer you settle, the more likely you are to become depressed. Depression is a mental illness that affects your mood and how you see yourself and others around you. If left untreated, it can lead to suicidal thoughts or self-harm.
Self-esteem: If someone feels like they aren't worth as much as other people in their lives, their self-esteem will suffer, which can make them become withdrawn from others and not want to socialize anymore because they don't feel like they deserve those things either (friendships). This also affects their confidence levels when trying new things, such as talking in front of large crowds or even just starting an exercise program alone without someone else holding them accountable each week!
Unhealthy lifestyle choices: When people don't feel good enough about themselves, they might resort back to old habits/behaviors such as smoking cigarettes/weed, etc... because this makes them happy momentarily but only leads down.
6. settling for less than what you deserve means tolerating things that are unacceptable to you and will affect your self-esteem and self-worth.
6-settling for less than what you deserve means having to tolerate things that are unacceptable to you, and it will affect your self-esteem and self-worth.
I have seen many women who have settled for less than what they deserved, affecting their mental and physical health. They were also depressed because they had to accept things they didn't want or like doing anymore.
This could be something as small as giving up on your dream job because it wasn't paying enough or having to stay in an unhappy marriage just so you would not be alone in life; the person who has given up on living his or her dreams usually end up feeling very dissatisfied with their lives even though he/she might have had all the materialistic things there is out there.
7. settling for less than what you deserve means accepting your partner's faults and bad behavior as positive qualities,
Accepting your partner's faults and bad behavior as positive qualities.
Our society has ingrained the idea that "the grass is always greener on the other side," which means that if you don't have what you want in a relationship, someone else will be able to give it to you.
But in reality, this isn't true at all because there are very few people who could give me what I need: a man who believes in me enough to support my goals and dreams, someone who understands how important it is for us both to prioritize our relationship over our careers; someone who won't let me settle for less than what I deserve because he knows how good we could be together if we just tried harder.
Unfortunately, when I meet these men, they don't even come close! They may seem perfect at first glance, but upon closer inspection, there will inevitably be something wrong with them – maybe not majorly wrong, but enough so that after a few dates (and perhaps even a few years) when things start going downhill fast then suddenly everything becomes clear – You settled!
8. settling for less than what you deserve means not being able to have the kind of relationship or family that lives in harmony and respect.
8-settling for less than what you deserve means not being able to have the kind of relationship or family that lives in harmony and respect.
In a world surrounded by images of perfect relationships, it's hard to know when we are settling for less than what we deserve. Our culture sends us messages that our value depends on how much money we make, which car we drive and how big our house is. But actual value comes from within ourselves—our happiness, self-respect, and how others see us as a person within our community.
9. settling for less than what you deserve means not believing in yourself enough to strive for the best in everything, especially in love and relationships.
When you settle for less than what you deserve, it's not just your heart that suffers. It's also your confidence and self-esteem. You are diminishing your own worth and the value of everything around you. You're telling yourself that your needs aren't significant enough to fight for, which means no one else will either.
The same can be said about relationships: settling for someone who doesn't treat you well is unfair to yourself and harmful to any future relationship opportunities with people who genuinely care about how they affect others' lives. If this sounds like something you've done before—or if it's something that happened recently—there's no need to despair! We've all done things we regret in the past; learning from our mistakes makes us human!
The most important thing now is finding ways of turning those regrets into lessons learned so we can avoid making similar mistakes in the future (and yes, there will definitely be more).
Settling makes us think that the price is too high to get the best, but going after the best is always worth it because we're worth it!
Settling makes us think that the price is too high to get the best, but I genuinely believe that going after the best is always worth it because we're worth it!
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: if we think something is expensive, we won't buy it. But if you think something is worth paying for, you'll be willing and able to pay for it.
That's why sometimes people who don't have much money can do great things with no money—because they see something as valuable enough to make sacrifices for. If someone wants something badly enough, they will find a way to get it—sometimes, that means finding ways around paying the total price (in some cases). Whether or not this involves stealing, borrowing, or bartering isn't necessary; what matters more than anything else is whether or not your heart believes you deserve what you're pursuing—and whether or not you're willing to sacrifice everything else to achieve your goal.
The truth is that the only thing keeping us from having impressive careers and relationships isn't our own faultlessness—our perception of ourselves as unworthy of greatness! We've been told so often by society at large (but especially by our parents) that we should settle down into mediocrity because nothing better exists outside our comfort zones... But I KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT!!!
I've convinced you that settling for less than what you deserve is terrible. It will keep you from progressing in life and achieving your goals, it'll make you unhappy and depressed, which will then affect your health, and it'll lead to mediocrity which is not something anyone wants!
So if there's anything in this article that resonated with you or made sense, go out there and get yourself some happiness because we all deserve it. If someone can't give it to us, we need to find someone who can!