By: Tracey Ferrin, MCH Contributor
Clear Lake City, Texas USA


For me it was because it was comfortable. I have a good life so why strive for more? I thought that I should just be grateful for what I had and where I was. But deep down I knew there was more to life. I knew I could be more. I knew this couldn’t be all there was.

There is nothing wrong with striving for EXCELLENCE.I still have a great life and I am still grateful for everything. I just realized I could be so much more. I realized there was a whole world out there bigger then the little bubble I lived in.

We also let fear hold us back. Fear of failure. I had failed at so many things that it was hard for me to attempt to do something new. I was stuck in the pattern of failure and then giving up. I had to break that! I still fail at things but I fail forward and I don’t give up. That’s not always an easy pattern to break but it can be done.

I was afraid of what others would say or think about me trying to be more. Like who does she think she is? Isn’t that crazy? Why do we let the fear of what others will think or say hold us back?

I’ve learned that most the time people don’t even think the things we think.

So we let these fake things that don’t even exist hold us back from being the BEST version of ourselves.

I can’t believe I wasted so much time on comfort and being mediocre. I’ve learned that comfort and being mediocre are the enemy to growth. I don’t know about you but I am obsessed with growth. I love learning and striving each day to be better.

I’ve learned it is more uncomfortable to be comfortable then it is to be in a constant state of growth.

We are doing everyone and ourselves a disservice by settling.

​Don’t settle! Every single person has it in them to be excellent and amazing. It is our own limiting beliefs that hold us back.

Want a good gut check? Take a look in the mirror who do you see? Are you happy with who you are? Have you lived up to your full potential? Now look at your child, is who you see in the mirror the person you want your child to become?

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