Settling is stopping short.
To settle in is being content.
In either case, where you are may not be where you thought you'd be by now. It may not be where you want to be right now. And it may not be where you know you could be by now.
All of that can either paralyze you, or propel you. It can hold you back, or launch you forward. It can frustrate you or remind you.
Wait...remind you? Of what?
Your past may have played a part in your present, but it doesn't have to determine your future.
There isn't one of us, myself included, that doesn't need to hear this from time to time.
There is value in a little self-reflection, to provide new direction.
It's at those moments that we have to decide if we are going to feel sorry for ourselves, and start settling for less than our full potential. Or...take a deep breath, settle in, and see things from a fresh perspective.
Be fully present where you are, who you are with, with what you have.
And when you start moving forward, bring contentment along for the ride.
Stop settling today for what your past is lying to you about. Stop settling today for who others say you are. Stop settling because the obstacles in front of you seem like they are too big to take on.
To believe your past is your launching pad, because it was your learning ground. To believe who you are isn't determined by the the insecurities of others. To believe your future is what you make of the opportunities you leverage today.
And when you do...
Enjoy the contentment you find when you settle in, because you've committed to stop settling.
Have you ever felt held up, held back, stuck...aka...DELAYED?
I think we've all been there at some point.
I was looking at this word today, and realized something.
It wasn't immediate.
It took a minute to see what was there.
But then it hit me...
This is what I saw at first:
And then I saw this:
The answer we are looking for (why we are delayed) is in the word itself.
Let me explain...
The deed to a house shows WHO owns it.
It's the same thing when we are delayed.
Someone owns it.
Sometimes it's truly out of our hands.
But other times, and far too often than we'd care to admit?
It's on us.
And until we #OwnTheDelay, we won't be able to move past it.
Maybe today is the day we...
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.