4 Signs You Are Settling for Less Than You Are Capable Of

I see it time and time again—women desiring and dreaming big, only to accept second, or even third, best when they feel as if their high hopes will fall flat. They settle in relationships, jobs, friends, even their own potential.

Our most frequent battle is not between good and bad–it’s between good and great.

Good is all around us. Great, we need to reach for. Good takes little effort and has almost an immediate payoff. But if you are like most, regardless of how often you try to settle for good, the desire for great always burns in your soul.

Why do we settle, then, when we long for more? Is it a desperate attempt to gain what little we think we can? Do we lack the necessary patience to wait and hold out for the great? Or is it fortitude or skill we lack?

There are 4 signs that show you are a settler:

What Makes You Tick?


You’re familiar with personality tests, yes? They’re nearly impossible to get away from, whether they are humorous Facebook quizzes or bestselling books offering detailed strengths analysis. While they are fun to take and can be insightful, these assessments only tell you about your outward self.

That’s because your personality is the outward mask you wear – the persona that you share with the world. You may think, “I am a total introvert,” or, “I am type A.” While these statements may be true, they only give you a peek, and a small one at that, into your true nature.

What about your inward self –