Imagine that you are preparing for an evening of fine dining. You purchased a new dress in preparation for this spectacular dining experience. Upon arriving, you are greeted warmly and you are escorted to an exclusive seating area specifically designed to enhance your experience for the evening.
As you approach the beautifully set table with crisp white linens, topped with fine china and glistening silverware, your anticipation of indulging in this wonderful experience continues to rise.
You reach the table and the hostess politely shows you to your seat. But to your dismay, you’re not seated at the table, she shows you to your seat under the table.
I’m sure you are telling yourself that would never happen to me. Right?
Now think about every time that you have settled.
You could be settling for second best if:
- You have big plans, even bigger dreams but you won’t take action
- You’re waiting for the right conditions or circumstances to change, but it never seems to be the right time
- You find yourself making excuses
- You constantly feel drained
- You find yourself jealous or envious of others success
- You rationalize, not being good enough or worthy enough to have the best
Sound familiar to anyone? When you settle for less, you accept this crumb mindset. The Crumb mentality constantly tells you that you are “Less than” or “Not enough”. This mindset does not serve you and has no place in your life. It will rob you of your dreams and living a life of purpose and passion.
I want to share some practical information to help live the life you deserve.
- Know what you want. Start by creating a clear vision of your life. Your vision for your life is one of the greatest assets you have to living the life of your dreams. This serves as a compass that guides you to make the best choices and take the best action to help propel you to reaching your goals
- Know your Worth. One of my favorite malls is the Galleria in Dallas. There are several high end retailers located in the Galleria. If you want to shop at the Chanel store, you cannot simply walk in, you have to ring a buzzer in order to be allowed inside. Why would they need to protect what was inside? Because they know that what lies behind those glass doors is of great value. The way you perceive your value will affect how other people see you.
- Get comfortable being uncomfortable. By definition, a comfort zone is a behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk. You must do the thing that you think you cannot do. There is nothing fabulous that happens inside your comfort zone. Start today by doing something that stretches and grows you.
You deserve the best that life has to offer. The minute you settle for less than you deserve ,you get even less than you settled for. So aim high, dream big and live your best life