55 Never Settle For Less Quotes

never settle for less 55 Never Settle For Less Quotes

Everyone has probably had someone tell them not to never settle for less, at least once in their lives. The person that said this to you probably had the best intentions when they said it.  

Chances are they care about you and only want the best for you, and they feel like you aren’t getting that.  

It could be in a relationship, or your career, or a friendship, or a living situation.  

However, in most cases people do tend to settle for less. They could make that decision out of habit, or fear, or even to avoid uncomfortable situations. 

In this post we are going to cover the 3 big reasons you shouldn’t settle for less, as well as 55 quotes to inspire you to never settle for less.

3 Reasons you should never settle for less

1) You deserve the best

Fear of moving on can cause us to hold onto things that are no longer good for us. However, holding on can actually hold us back from things that are better for us. This can stop us from living up to our full potential. 

2) Settling means you aren’t striving for better

One of the big points in life is to always try to be better than we were the day before. When we settle for something it means we are no longer striving for improvement.  

If you are not careful you could end up stuck in something with no way out

3) You will regret it in the future 

The one thing we can never get back in life is time. Do you really want to be spending time you can never get back on something that is no longer fully serving you? 

Living with regrets is one of my biggest fears in life. I don’t want to look back on my life and regret that I didn’t take action to change something that was no longer making me happy much sooner

[You may be interested in: 65 Positive Self-growth Affirmations]

55 Don’t settle for less quotes 

A quote that says "Don't settle for less just because it's available."

  1. “I’m not sorry for wanting what I deserve. And I’m not afraid to walk away to find it.” R.h Sin 
  2. Decide what kind of life you want, then say no to everything that isn’t that.” -unknown 
  3. “Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.” – Thema Davis 
  4. “I’m not into halfway effort, part-time love or unavailable people. If you’re not ready, work on yourself. The type of love and passion I have cannot be wasted on a person who does not see the value in me.” -unknown 
  5. “Rejection is the universe’s way of letting you know that you’re better than what you just tried to settle for.” – Kylie Francis 
  6. “Don’t settle for someone who doesn’t give you the burning desire to dig deeper. Forever is a long time to make small talk.” -unknown 
  7. “You deserve to be someone’s first choice. You deserve to be cherished and not taken for granted. You deserve to be chosen and not settled for.” -Mandy Hale 
  8. Give yourself permission to live a big life. Step into who you were meant to be. Stop playing small. You’re meant for greater things. Live the life you know you deserve.” -unknown  
  9. “Never settle for that which is easy and comfortable or the necessity of seeking that which is difficult and uncomfortable.” – Frederick Lenz 
  10. “Don’t settle for less just because it is available.”-unknown 
  11. “There is a monumental difference between being alive and living. You should never settle for the first.” ― Matt Corby 
  12. “I owe myself the biggest apology for lowering my standards for people who didn’t even deserve me.” -unknown 
  13. “Never settle for anything less than your best.” — Brian Tracy 
  14. “Never settle for bare minimums. You deserve overflowing love, attention, and efforts.”-unknown 
  15. “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” — Frida Kahlo 
  16. “First, know your worth. Second, control your emotions. Third, never settle.”-unknown 
  17. “The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” — Carrie Bradshaw 
  18. “When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.” -unknown 
  19. “Never settle for someone’s second anything, when you are worthy of being someone’s everything.” – J.Iron Word 
  20.  “Someday somebody is going to look at you with a light you’ve never seen. They’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been looking for their entire lives.” – unknown 
  21. “Sadly we settle for what we’re used to even if what we’re used to is pain.” -R.h Sin 
  22. “You’re not the kind of girl who settles. Keep not settling.” -unknown 
  23. “Don’t settle. It’s better to face a little loneliness now than a lifetime of loneliness with the wrong person.” -Mandy Hale 
  24. “Don’t settle. Don’t finish bad books. If you don’t like the menu, leave. If you’re not on the right path, get off.” -unknown 
  25. “Set higher standards for your life and the universe will match you. Dream bigger”- Etta Arlene 
  26. “What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it.” -unknown 
  27. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Bernard M Baruch. 
  28. Life is a touchdown, not a field goal. Never settle for second best.”-unknown 
  29. “If you don’t go after what you want you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts 
  30. “Don’t go back to less, just because you’re too impatient to wait for the best.”-unknown 
  31. “Once you realize how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best.” ― Reggie Jackson 
  32. “There is a big difference in what we long for, what we settle for, and what we are meant for.”- unknown 
  33. “Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less.” -Tony Gaskins 
  34. “If someone treats you like an option, leave them like a choice.” – unknown 
  35. “Never settle for anyone who isn’t absolutely, insanely, and foolishly happy to be with you.” – Maria J. Edwards 
  36. “When you settle for crumbs you will always be starving.” -unknown 
  37. “Please don’t settle. Not in a job you hate, not in a town where you don’t feel at home, not with friendships that aren’t real, and especially, especially not with love.” – Marisa Donnelly 
  38. “Don’t settle for less or let possessions possess you. Break your routine and reconsider what you truly need. Live in reality, and most of all do what you love doing.” – unknown 
  39. “One day you will wake up and be so glad you did not settle. You will be so glad you did not give up. You will be so glad you did not sync yourself to someone else’s pace and you chose instead to anchor yourself in the steady rhythm of grace.” — Morgan Harper Nichols 
  40. “Never settle for bits and pieces of love tossed at you, when you could have true love entirely equal to your own.” – unknown 
  41. “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela 
  42. “Never let anyone dull your sparkle.” – unknown 
  43. “Be awesome. Live life to the fullest. Shoot for the stars and never settle.” ― Jillian Michaels 
  44. “Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming.” -unknown 
  45. Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma 
  46. “Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.” -unknown 
  47. “Don’t settle for what life gives you, make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher 
  48. “What is the purpose of being alive if you do not at least try to do something remarkable?” – unknown 
  49. “Never settle for average.” ― Steve Jobs 
  50. “Life is a one-time offer, use it well.” – unknown 
  51. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn 
  52. “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” -unknown 
  53. “I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  54. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” -unknown 
  55. “Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set the standard you want, and don’t settle for less.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli 

A quote that says "Don't settle for what life gives you, make life better and build something" by Ashton Kutcher

These quotes are meant to remind you that life is short, and by settling for less than you deserve you are not living up to your full potential. 

I hope they helped to inspire you.

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