You know, it’s one thing for us to know when we’re settling for less, but it’s a whole different ballgame once someone else recognizes that we are settling. Sometimes we become comfortable or complacent, and we learn to live with it until someone else comes along and give us a wake up call by calling our bluff! The truth is real happiness doesn’t have anything to do with comfort. Just because you’re comfortable with something or someone doesn’t mean you’re happy, but oftentimes in order to be truly happy you have to experience discomfort. Life is about putting in work. It’s not always about hard work but you do have to be consistent and committed. Most importantly you must choose to be happy whatever the cost. Happiness takes work, because not every day that you wake up is going to be great, but you have to make a conscious decision that no matter what you’re going to smile, be happy, kind, stay focused and trust God. Don’t allow life to beat you up to the point to where you’re comfortable with losing so you began to settle. When life hits you hit back even harder because you know that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world, and you’re more than a conqueror! Hitting back may hurt you more than the initial hit you took from life, whether you’ve dealt with heartbreak, losing a loved one, going bankrupt, battling an illness or addiction or trying to overcome a painful childhood, whatever your case may be, healing will hurt at first, but it will get better in time. So, never get comfortable with settling in your pain or settling for less than you know you deserve. Your happiness depends on you making that uncomfortable decision and commitment to do whatever is necessary to live your best life. No one is truly happy with settling for less than they deserve, they just become comfortable with it. Comfort is not always beneficial though, in fact, it stunts your growth; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and a lot of times even financially. So today’s challenge is to really dig deep and ask yourself, are you truly happy with where you are in life, or are you just comfortable? If somebody else came up to you, and saw you how you see yourself, would you be happy? If someone else sees your truth, and it bothers you, you’re not happy… and it’s time for YOU to do something about it!