Life Is Too Short To Settle

Life Is Too Short To Settle

You’re given 365 days a year.

The average human life is 79 years.

So, that’s a total of 28,835 days.

Why spend them being unhappy?

We owe it to ourselves to leave any situation that no longer brings us happiness, that includes relationships, jobs, and friendships. You cannot grow in an environment that suffocates you, both change and growth are painful – but there is nothing more painful than being stuck in a place where you don’t belong.

That 9-5 job that you hate so much? Quit.

It takes a lot of courage to walk away from what was once definite and walk towards something that is uncertain, but in the remainder of your years, you’re not going to look back and cherish the income you once made, you’re going to cherish the memories you made. There are other jobs and there are other ways of getting to where you want to be, it might be a slower road but it’s a slower road with fewer knocks along the way. There’s more to life than spiteful remarks between co-workers, fake smiles and coffee runs.

The relationship you’re fighting so hard to make work? Let it go.

It’s that cliché old saying of what’s meant to be will be. No real type of love is shaped by unanswered questions and ignored phone calls. They save love makes you irrational and crazy, but that doesn’t mean you should be scrambling around on your own looking for reasons to make it work. A love that’s real meets you in the dark and ignites the flame to the match you’ve been holding out. Wait for that spark, and if it’s not there – let them go. Not because you don’t love them, but because you deserve to be loved back.

If your friends don’t make any effort with you? Find new ones.

As you grow and change, so do the people you surround yourself with. The fading of a friendship is difficult, as real friends are a different kind of soul-mate. However, real friends don’t hesitate to check up on you to see if you’re doing okay, they don’t make plans without you and act like it’s alright. Real friends are the ones who we choose to let in and who choose to stay there, not just when it’s convenient for them.

Every decision we make in life leads us to where we are, base your decisions on your happiness, not on your comfort zone.

Just a girl and her coffee.

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