Are You Settling For Less?

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little”. Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton always has a way of making me contemplate life in a deeper sense.

In saying that we are tempted to be content, I think of all the times I’ve chosen comfort and easy over doing what is necessary to grow. 

For example, as I write this I’m laying on my couch, and have been quite unmotivated this hot summer day. 

Perhaps I could be working on a new project or be spending time preparing for my coaching sessions for this week. Maybe my energy would best be directed towards building relationships. 

Life does not need to be a constant struggle and it’s important to recognize when we need to step back so we can move forward. 

I agree with Merton that at there are times where the bumpy road can lead us to the treasure. It’s also smart to recognize the times when we are best to forgo our comforts to step forward into growth. 

What are your thoughts? Do you have a strategy that helps you work towards achieving your dreams? 


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