Why Settling Is Worse Than Failure


A slow death…that’s what it feels like.

Settling is accepting lower standards for yourself. If you’ve stayed at a job years past when you said you’d quit, you’re settling.

At least with failure it means you tried something and the result didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. The key differentiator here is: you tried.

The most successful people in this world fail more than you do. You only hear about their success stories because failure isn’t inspiring. Truth is in order to succeed, you have to risk failing. That means trying is better than settling.

Settling is waving the white flag. It says, “I give up.” It’s the belief that you’re a victim and you deserve less in life. The mind is a powerful thing and when you allow it to dwell in past regrets it freezes over.

If you’re feeling stuck in any part of your life right now, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather risk failure and try or live with regret for the rest of my life?

No risk, no reward. If you don’t try, there’s a zero percent chance you can succeed. Settling is essentially telling yourself, “I can’t.” Once you believe that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Never settle.

Winsight Episode 10: Never Settle

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Have you ever made a decision out of fear because you felt backed into a corner and didn’t have any other options? That’s called settling.

The opposite of settling is having high standards for yourself, which creates options. Settling is a mindset.

In this episode I’ll be discussing:

  • What settling and a vacuum have in common
  • How to avoid settling in any aspect of your life
  • What effect expectations play in determining your personal standards
  • What successful and confident people do that others don’t

You and I have settled at least once in our lives, but let’s make our most recent one the last. After listening to this episode, please share your thoughts below and help our community grow!

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