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Do You Feel You’re SETTLING if You’re NOT Striving?

Shortly after launching my No Striving Challenge, I received an email from my big, little brother (meaning he’s my little bro, but much bigger than me!). And he touched on something that you may relate to. He wrote: “I don't want to give up striving to better myself and wanting to learn. I have so many things that I have yet to learn I don't want to be content with only what I have. BUT, with that I DO want to give up the PRESSURE of having to strive.  I want to be completely happy with myself but at the same time I'm going to try and better myself.” He’s not alone in this feeling. The desire to better ourselves, and the concern that by stopping the striving we are going to go to some far extreme and just become plain old lazy and settle for a life that is less than what we desire …or deserve. I have to admit…I can totally relate. I remember journaling about just that thing. I was concerned...

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