• http://Website Jacqui

    Great reference to IT! I have the same issue with clowns.

    On a serious note, though, you definitely hit the nail with this one.

    • http://allgroanup.com Paul

      Thanks Jacqui. Not sure which freaks me out more — settling or the painted on smile. Ha

  • http://fortunecookiecrumbles.com Louise

    I would say you are definitely onto something! We have this fear of settling for something mediocre but then we end up not choosing anything at all. It’s a hard juggling act to balance. I think we (me, at least) could look at any life direction we decide to take as not necessarily settling, but more experimentation in figuring out what works.

    • http://allgroanup.com Paul

      “not necessarily settling, but more experimentation in figuring out what works.”

      Yep. Exactly. So much of the growing up and growing into process for me has been figuring out what I don’t want in life, which has then clarified what I do. Thanks Louise

  • http://www.genyrants.com Justice Wordlaw IV

    Some times you’re not going to land that amazing job or make $1000 per month on that new product you just released. But, at least you’re starting something in your life besides sitting on your ass and relaxing. Our generation needs to realize that you don’t have to feel bad just because things aren’t going the way that you want things to be right now. In time with a strong set of skills and experiences you’re going to accomplish those goals that you have in life you just have to be patient and continue to have a focused work ethic and you’re going to bypass the lazy people and the “i wish” people.

  • http://allgroanup.com Paul

    Right on Justice. For too many years post-college I existed in the “I Wish” and If Only.

    If only I would’ve stopped sooner…

  • http://Website Rashida Thompson

    I don’t believe we’re settling if, while we’re in a rut, we get creative and continue to hone our talent & skills in our area(s) of interest.

    I’m 25, I live with my mom, I have a full-time job that is less than fulfilling, and I’m working on my MBA (also full-time). My time is limited but in the free time that I do have, I commit it to increasing my knowledge of social media, which is the career that I’m passionate about.

    I’m exploring and like you’ve mentioned above, experimenting, with things that I like and that I don’t like so that when the time comes, I’ll be prepared to walk into the job of my dreams…whenever that happens. And it will happen :)

    • http://allgroanup.com Paul

      “I don’t believe we’re settling if, while we’re in a rut, we get creative and continue to hone our talent & skills in our area(s) of interest.”

      Couldn’t agree more Rashida. I think that’s the key to doing this twentysomething transtion well. Our 20’s are about preparation more than anything, if we’re willing…

  • http://kelsea-livelovegive.blogspot.com/ Kelsea

    Great post! This definately speaks to me where I’m at right now, whith the seemingly never-ending question of ‘Am I settling?’. Thanks for the reminder that this is just a season in life, preparing us for something bigger that God has planned :)

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  • http://www.financialsamurai.com Financial Samurai

    I think everything is rational. If you settle, it’s because you love to chill and relax! IF you don’t settle, it’s b/c you want more.

    Everything is aligned! I couldn’t be more happier for Gen Y.

    Sam

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