30 For 30 2013: Day 12 – Reaching and Settling

reaching Out

I’ve been told numerous times in my life that I am an over achiever. In fact, it’s probably one of the few things in life that I am consistent at doing. I always aim big. If I miss, I’m still somewhere I never dreamed I would be. When we are in pursuit of our dreams and jaded by thoughts of what it could be, we learn that sometimes we need compromise to make the dream a reality.

Aiming big means sometimes someone has to settle. That means you get chosen. Getting chosen is hard work for the over achiever. You have to be exceptional at keeping the attention of a particular person, or you have to have the element of being the person that everyone loves to be around. I lack the ability to do the latter so I excel in keeping the persons attention so that they always know that I am there.

From relationships to job status, all of us in a way fall into the category of a reacher or settler.

I guess I am fortunate in life that I get to reach, far more than I settle. For that I am thankful.

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