Opportunities missed, and more about settling.Posted: August 5, 2013
Life will pretty much give you anything you’re willing to settle for. – Tony Rush
It sucks to miss the opportunity of a lifetime. It sucks to know you weren’t capable of seizing the opportunity. And it sucks to recognize how good things would have ended up instead.
The worst feeling is regretting not having done something when you had the chance. – Ryaj Ablando Catayas
Here is a home truth: life will give you that which you are willing to settle for. Here is another: that which you are willing to settle for is that which you deserve. When the best thing you’ve ever had comes into your life, but you are too confused, frightened, conflicted, deluded, inadequate, or emotionally powerless to grab hold of it with all your strength, you no longer deserve that thing. Instead you deserve that which you are willing to settle for, and nothing more.
But won’t life always give second chances? Maybe it will, and maybe not. Maybe something will come along which bears some resemblance. But it never will be exactly the same. Like Halley’s Comet, some chances only come once in life.
Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted…one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip? – Eminem
You deserve that which you are willing to settle for, and no more. And life will give it to you. I’m not going to settle for less any more.
The way you make your choice is by deciding whether you want to be a person who settles for less than you deserve, or if you’re going to be the kind of person who has the courage to make a run for it. Life’s a choice. Choose well. – Tony Rush