Settling would be a disservice to myself and others.

Settling looks attractive in the short-term.

But I know settling is the wrong long-term play.

I want more from myself.

I want more out of my life.

I have ambitions and aspirations.

I will continue on my own path.

I will forge ahead.

I will delay gratification.

I will endure the growing pains.

Eventually I will get everything I’ve ever wanted, hoped for, wished for, and dreamed about.

And I’ll do it the long, hard, fulfilling, meaningful way.