Don’t settle

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs

I hope I never settle for anything less than what I want. But sometimes I think I can be foolishly idealistic. Even in small things like shopping for my prom dress (LOL) I had to find something that was absolutely perfect before I was willing to buy it and spent like 2 weeks looking because I wasn’t satisfied with any. And when I found something I really liked it was $400 & I couldn’t afford it anyway – ended up settling for a dress I saw earlier but didn’t like as much. I’m picky with other things in life as well – fussy with food, clothes, probably relationships as well haha. It takes so long for me to trust a person & open up to someone, but when I finally do, those are the friendships I know I’ll give my all to. In a way, that’s not settling right? Ok it’s a strange analogy but what I’m trying to say is that sometimes when our means don’t match our ideals, we end up settling for less than what we deserve or want. And then there’s the question of knowing what you really want. We’re all fickle and what I feel now about something may not be how I feel about it tomorrow. How will I know if the path I’m gonna chose is going to be what I want and something I won’t regret for the rest of my life?

So much to think about in such a short span of time that I just feel like escaping from everything. Time to face the real world, the past few months have been way too happy & worry-free.

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