Greatness: Don’t Settle For Less

Are you currently working at a job where you hate going to every morning? Have you been working there several years but have hardly gotten any pay raise? Are you chasing your dreams? These are all great questions to ask yourself if you think you are settling for less in life. If you can relate to any of these above, then you might have a case of “settling for less”.  I can relate to these same emotions because there have been numerous times in my life were I to settled. Yes, there are times when settling is necessary and not even a big deal. For example trying to save money for a down payment then you might have to settle for the budget vacation or no vacation at all. But that’s not really the kind of ‘settling’ I want to talk about today. I want to talk about the areas of your life where you should never settle. These are the important parts of life that deserve holding out for the things you want and deserve. Personally when I started to purse my dreams and not settle some people where very positive and supportive of it, but there have been a few naysayers that could potentially make me second guess myself. Then I realized in life there are always going to be some naysayers but it’s only up to me to determine my life. Overcoming this  can be challenging, because most of us tend to take the safer route “we settle”. Sometimes our minds like to play tricks on us then turn into overdrive with thoughts like: “I need to settle with this job even though I hate my employer because otherwise I won’t be able to financially support myself”, “I can’t try something new because it’s too hard and I’m scared to fail”. The problem with all these thoughts is that they are just thoughts based on fear. They are limiting and can be debilitating to our being. They hold us back from really truly following the calling of our soul; to live a life filled with all the joy, love, and fulfillment that we have always dreamed of experiencing. I just want to encourage everyone reading this to embrace change and not be fearful of following dreams or trying to better your life. Here are five ways to strive for greatness and not settle for less than you deserve.

  1. Have a mission:

Have you ever deeply thought of what you really want to do in life? If not than this is very important because without a mission or plan in life you can get lost and confused on what you really want to achieve.

  1. Step outside of your confront zone:

This can be very difficult for some of us because we get comfortable in our daily lives and choose not to stretch ourselves to try new and perhaps strenuous things that we might really want to do. Sometimes we are not quite sure if we should take that leap of faith and do so. Well I want to encourage you to take that step and go after what in life that you know deep down that you want to do.

  1. Stop limiting yourself:

What is holding you back to pursue your dreams? Identify these limiting beliefs, and burst the bubble. Don’t think you can’t achieve something because of naysayers or your own personal thoughts. Prepare your mind for greatness.

  1. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes:

This is very important when you first start to change your life you have to forgive all your past failures and mistakes, forgive yourself and all others involved.  Then you will be able to truly become great and leave settling for less in the past.

  1. Surround yourself with passionate people:

Build a network of passionate, positive people, and frequently spend time with them. Find people that are striving for excellence like you. Discuss your passions and values with them. I have tried to do this as well and it has been somewhat challenging so I would like to invite anyone reading this who wants to change their life and stop settling for less. Comment below and we can connect and start building a network of positive people.

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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42 Responses to Greatness: Don’t Settle For Less

  1. Love this! Number 5 especially, my friends are all passionate go-getters and inspire me to keep pushing myself to be the best I can be. It has really made a difference in my life!

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  2. Music to my ears. So motivating and inspiring. Just the kind of posts I love to read. I am so glad I came across your blog today! Number 3 & 4 are both very present in my life at the moment which I am working on – it is a daily struggle and habit as I have to let of the negatives and focus on positive affirmations. You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. 🙂

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  3. Most of my family is unsupportive, but I finally woke up and said, “I don’t want this life.” So I started working my but off to make my side hustle, my real life. I have my small support system and that’s what I need.

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  4. JB says:

    I could not have said it any better…

    Liked by 6 people

  5. tosnebabs says:

    Good post. Thought provoking and insightful. Thank you.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. This was a great read, keep it coming, Jay 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Greatness & motivation is build our life

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  8. lisa says:

    Thanks for connecting with me. Great post!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. losersreunion says:

    Great post Jay!! I hope I bring into practice some of these atleast.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Jarek Mlodzinski says:

    Ironically I wrote this post this weekend. A little bit of a different spin on job happiness.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. This was a really inspiring blog post, I’ve been reading all your posts lol. keep going, you’re doing great!

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Good advice. Step 4 is particularly important for those from abusive or discouraging circumstances in life.

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  13. true good advice appreciated be back soon for more, thank you

    Liked by 3 people

  14. My job I’ve right now I like I still haven’t met my dream desired business/job

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  15. PTcontender says:

    I have never made a mission statement for my life but I may do one soon. I keep hearing about the benefits to keeping one! I’m a big fan of being careful of who you surround yourself with too :)) –Jess

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  16. Great advice! Very inspiring and motivating. Keep up the marvelous work.

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  17. Andrew Thomas says:

    Good advice mate!

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  20. Whao…such and inspiring and thought provoking post. I feel like you are talking to me. How I wish I din’t just read this to forgot and go back to my Life marked with procrastination. I feel am limiting the”Real Me” due to some self withholding thoughts and fears.

    Thanks for sharing, Mr Jay Colby.

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  21. Wonderful post Jay.

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  22. Can I say never work for an owner and yourself you’ve no witnesses or co workers?


  23. sotzlajanger says:

    Hello Jay
    I know I shouldn’t be asking a question here not related at all but I really need help.Could you please tell me the difference between a”woman” and a “lady”?please😊


  24. cromel02 says:

    I was impacted by reading this as I myself am trying to stay positive and move forward in a positive way. All you can do is push forward and keep trying your best in life knowing what mistakes you’ve made and how to move forward from them.


  25. Run Wright says:

    Number 5 is critical. They say you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

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  26. Very inspirational and can be applied to all areas in life!

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  27. evanyambu says:

    i have now quit 2 intern offers. The first was in a Christian NGO and been amidst “saved” people was not a non issue till they started pointing that i don’t go to church upon reporting to work. Pretense for all to see was not my thing and i left. The other it was a human right NGO and at times having foreign bosses is that they thought we could bend the law and i something told me this is not how i want to work. Everyone around me thought am jumpy, making poor decisions but looking back i wasn’t getting motivated and at times i wished the weekends could stay forever while the thought of dragging my body out of bed was pathetic. Now am discovering myself, what do i love, what is my talent, ability that i could settle on, focus on it and propel it to be that success in life.

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  28. Your blogs are amazing!
    Your blogs always motivate me to work hard and achieve my goals! Thankyou so much! And please check out my blogs 🙂

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