Look around you, then look at you,
Did you notice it too? That Success can be active denial?
We want something so bad, and we may have deadlines of when to achieve,
Sometimes we let desire rule the mind,
Often times, we get a copyright of the original dream that would define success, and suddenly, we do the most tempting thing; Settle!
We then forget about what we originally wanted and instead, we start adjusting the dream, thinking, “Why did I want so much anyway!”
We think, “if I lower this standard, this dream, this version at hand has potential, I should keep it!”
So there we go, settling for jobs we hate because there is an income, relationships that dim our dreams, friendships that don’t build us, and we stop growing!
Mediocrity follows, we stop thinking we could be extraordinary,
But why? I think it’s the society’s expectations we live up to. And we forget what we ever wanted for ourselves.
We end up living up to other’s success while giving up our own.