Settle for What You Want

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On the final track of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 album, “Let It Bleed,” we hear legendary front man, Mick Jagger rip out the axiomatic and infectious hook: “You can’t always get what you want.” As pop prudence goes, that’s real talk. What’s just as real and probably more relevant is this: You can never get what you want when you settle for less than that. So, why not settle for what you want™?

Compared to satisfaction, settling is a cruel impostor. It’s the sheet that covers you on a chilly night when a comforter is what you truly desire. As a simple substitute, the sheet meagerly gratifies you and brings as much insult as it does warmth. Depending on the prevailing wind, it’s either better than nothing or a constant reminder of its own shortcomings – something that leaves you unsatisfied and wanting more.

No, you can’t get what you want always. But, the moment you settle for anything less – relationship, career aspiration, financial goal, physical fitness and more – you’ll most certainly get what you deserve.

-Jonathan Clarke

© Copyright 2014, Jonathan Clarke, All rights reserved

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