Never settle.

Never settle.

Do you ever feel like people around you are settling for things, just because it makes them comfortable?

I've had friends openly admit to me before that they've stayed with someone purely because they were just that, they were comfortable in the relationship, and they were scared for what would happen if they went after what they really wanted.

And I don't really want to just talk about relationships here, I'm talking about everything.  I'm talking about the life you create, the place you call 'home', your health, the friends you surround yourself with, your job, the list is endless.

For me, this is a really strange mind-set that I can't get my head around. Why would you not want something that makes you excited? Why would you not want something that makes you incredibly happy? Why would you not want something that makes you work even harder for the best results possible?


I'm sure we've all been reminded of this, but life is so short, you never know what's round the corner. So surely we should make sure the 'now' is what we really want. And if it's not? Go and get it. The only way we're going to embrace the full potential of our lives is if we stop settling.

I'm totally guilty of this myself, but if you're sat there saying 'oh I'll do it tomorrow', you're already settling for less than you want.

If there's one thing I've learned in the last year, it's that timing is never going to be perfect. Waiting is never going to be the answer.

Again, I'm guilty of this too, but I feel that we're all terrified of change, of taking risks, and of failing at something that we're trying to achieve.

But I guess we can't really live like that.

I'm not trying to say that our lives need to be perfect before we're happy, because nothing will ever be perfect. But, it's about changing the things you can until you're perfectly happy.

Does that make sense?





  1. I completely agree with this mindset hun, I try to live my life with a little regret as possible - going to places I want to see, pursuing a career I dreamed off and being with people who lift me in a positive way :)

    Hanh | Hanhabelle

  2. I couldn't relate to this post enough. I have so many little (and big) life dreams in my head I want to make a reality (some which will be easier to do than others) and every time I think about making taking a step towards starting them I find a little reason not to - this is a post I'll be keeping my bookmarks to read for those moments when I need a push to just do it!

    P.S I love your layout!


  3. Such a great post, and a topic i've never read before online! I consider myself so lucky to have done everything in my life exactly the way i wanted. Whenever i felt i was settling, i had this uneasiness and wanted to break free. Beautiful advise and such a great inspiration.

    Totally made my day!

  4. This topic is something i think about a lot, so many people around me staying where they are cause its comfortable, i think the scariest thing is i catch myself doing it as well and i need to snap out of that!

    Dana |

  5. Totally makes sense! I've spent most of my 20s fretting about the future, it's so hard not to compare your situations to others! But I'm trying to channel my energy and focus on the things I can control so that's a step in the right direction.

    And you look lovely here!

  6. To be honest I needed this post right now. I'm still young, not quite at my twenties yet but close enough haha. I just don't think you should ever settle for less, and I know I'm guilty of this. Such a great post Sophie!

    Lucy | Forever September

  7. Your blouse is amazing! I completely agree with not settling. I left my job and am now doing a Masters because I didn't want to just settle. Don't regret it at all!

    The Crown Wings

  8. I could not relate to this more. I feel like almost all of my friends have settled for various things in life, and none of them seem truly happy. I feel that pressure by society too and it's hard. I'm not doing what I thought I would be doing at 24, but I'm having the best time and I know everything else will fall into place.
    Steph x. Hello, Steph Blog

  9. I definitely agree with this and I see it everywhere! A lot of friends from uni absolutely hate what they're taking, they're not excited for the future, but they feel this is what they are supposed to do because they'll have set jobs and will be earning a good amount of money. I think when our society decided that our success lies on monetization, we forgot what this is all really for? What is all the money and the luxury for? It's supposed to be for happiness, and somehow, that all got lost along the way. This post was so well said. I think it's what a lot of people need to hear right now!

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  11. Some of the reasons I became a blogger was to step out of my comfort zone, gain more confidence, and follow my dreams. It's so important that we don't settle. Such a lovely post!