It is believed that contentment in life is one of the keys to eternal happiness. Most people believe that once you have gotten whatever it is you desire in life, then you will be happy. It is actually a fact that settling for what you have may actually make you happy if that is the mindset that you have. Some people think it is perfectly fine since that would mean that you can live simply and you can now just relax in life since you are not desiring for anything more.
Then again, there are also people who believe that settling for less or settling for just got good enough means you are preventing things to get better. It is like when people ask how you’re doing, you would often say you are okay, it seems as if people who are perfectly fine with just being okay mean that they would be willing to cope with that situation instead of actually trying to make things better. Some people tend to be in denial when it comes to things like this, which is why we are giving you some of the major signs of just settling for less.
You Don’t Believe In Yourself
One of the most noticeable signs that you are settling for okay or less than what you deserved is if you are known to have such low self-esteem. When people don’t actually have faith in themselves, they would just simply not pursue what they actually want, especially if they have gotten something that they think is just good enough for them.
People who do not have the confidence in themselves actually tend to just not bother looking for more than what they already have, sometimes being content with life means that they are actually fine with what they get even if that is not the only thing they deserve. Most of the time, you would know very well that you actually deserve better, you just don’t have the courage do something about it.
You Are Taken For Granted
Another sign is that you are being taken for advantage of by people most of the time. For instance, you are always working way too hard with so many extra hours, but are getting paid with the same wage as the others who aren’t working as hard as you. You may also be getting ignored when it comes to promotions. This is just one of the most common signs that you are being taken for granted, people would know that you are willing to do them a favor or that you are willing to be giving towards them, no matter how it is.
Letting yourself be taken for granted is a sign that you are not valuing your time and effort, that is because you do not have that way of thinking wherein you know that you must be using your time and effort into things that you make yourself better or would make you have better things. You deserve to be treated better, and yet you are letting others treat you the way you shouldn’t be treated because you are letting them and because you are also treating yourself less.
You Think A Lot But Do A Little
Everyone’s got dreams and aspirations, most people would work really hard and basically do whatever it takes to get what they want in life, however, there are people like you who does this all in their minds, but not exactly applying it. Not because you are lazy, but you are actually just settling for less. Where you are right now is good for you, even if the world is evolving and getting even better, you are just there existing instead of actually living.
You Make Excuses
When people around you are basically growing and living a better life, you would think of every excuse in the book to make it seem that you are living your life just as the same. You have this mindset that it is okay, that it is perfectly fine, but in the back of your head, you have this voice that might say that guy should’ve tried harder.
It is normal to feel insecure or jealous, but then again you know very well that you could actually have a better life or be a better version of yourself if you actually do something about it, instead of just settling for something that is far off from what you know you deserve.