This might seem stupidly obvious, but it’s something that we simply can’t stress enough—you only have one life. You might be thinking ‘well obviously’, but you wouldn’t believe how many people seem to forget this and don’t live their lives to the fullest, choosing to accept less than they deserve.

We regularly make sacrifices in all aspects of our life for various reasons. Whether we sacrifice for someone else and put their needs or feelings before ours, we sacrifice because we aren’t confident enough in ourselves, or we sacrifice because we simply can’t be bothered to take something we deserve, all too often we cast aside what our hearts truly desire.

The art of compromise is always necessary and is such an important part of life when building healthy relationships—but how often do we settle for less when we don’t really need to?

Settling for less than we deserve is something we’ve all been guilty of, and something we’re sure that most of you know all too well, but this is really something that we should absolutely never do.

Here’s why you should never settle for less in life—and how much better your life will be when you stop settling for less than you deserve.

When you settle for less in any aspect of your life, you become an accomplice in your own disappointment or upset.

By allowing yourself to settle for less than you desire, you are putting your life into your own hands, but rather than doing something that will impact you positively, you’re putting yourself in a negative place where you aren’t getting what you want or need.

Alpha females know what they want, they know what they need, and they know what they deserve. Going out and getting what’s yours doesn’t make you a bitch—it makes you a strong woman who is in complete control of her own destiny.

When you begin to make decisions in your life that reflect what you truly want, this is when you will start to feel confident in yourself, and your life will consequently mirror what you’d hoped for.

The better you feel in yourself, the easier it is to reject situations where you are settling and focus on what you really want.

When you settle for less in your career, your job can quickly become uninspiring, unfulfilling and unrewarding.

Settling for a job title which is beneath your experience and capability or settling for a role where you’re unappreciated can have a serious detrimental effect on your mental health, wellbeing and general enthusiasm for work.

When work is such a large part of our day-to-day lives, it’s vital to have a job which fulfils us intellectually and inspires and encourages us to achieve our goals. Settling for less in the workplace could leave you in a dangerous cycle of frustration—so don’t do it!

With friendships, so often will we settle into relationships that don’t add anything to our lives.

We all have that friend who has been in your life for so long that you can’t quite imagine him or her not being there, though if you crossed paths for the first time today you wouldn’t necessarily click into place as companions. When you settle into a friendship that brings you down, you’re compromising your own well-being, self esteem and happiness.

Being around someone who drains you or doesn’t lift you up, can quickly become dangerous territory. It’s important to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, encourage you to strive for your dreams, and help you to have fun—not those who question you, bring unnecessary drama into your life, and make you miserable.

Settling for less in a friendship creates a toxic environment for you and could leave you seriously unhappy—so don’t do it!

See also: Reasons Why I Had to Break Up With My Best Friend

Relationships and falling in love can be some of the most heartwarming and rewarding aspects of your life—so why on earth would you ever settle for less? Time and time again, we see amazing women with people who don’t deserve them.

Either their partners are negligent, have cheated, or simply don’t care of them the way they deserve, yet these gorgeous and incredible girls go back time after time.

If you’re with someone who doesn’t make you happy, someone who impacts your self-esteem, or someone who doesn’t give you everything that you personally need in a relationship, then we’re sorry to tell you, but you’re settling.

Settling in a relationship not only creates an atmosphere of uncertainty and misery for you, but also stops you from moving on, opening your eyes and actually being with someone who will tick all of the boxes. For every incompatible partner you waste your time with, there’s a Mr Right waiting in the wings to sweep you off your feet.

Settling for less in a relationship will make you incredibly unhappy and you’ll always wonder what if—so don’t do it!

When we settle for less, we’re robbing ourselves of what we really deserve. When all is said and done, the most important person that we can ever look out for is ourselves.

 

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We are the ones coming face-to-face with us every day in the mirror. We are the ones in charge of our own decisions, and ultimately—we are the ones who have the power to not settle.

Alpha women don’t settle—and neither should they. Alpha women strive to be the best they can be. They build themselves up with other alpha friends who empower them. They enrich their lives with fulfilling careers that push them to achieve their goals every day. They share their lives with partners who love, support and respect them in every way.

Alpha women NEVER settle—and neither should you.

If you want to be an alpha female who is in control of her own destiny, stop settling for less than you deserve. Know your worth, work your ass off, and go and get what you deserve.

See also: I Am a F**king Alpha Female and I Feel Good About It