A friend and I went computer shopping for her. She didn’t know much about computers but she had in her mind she wanted a laptop. We looked at several brands which had her must have items. To get a better understanding we asked a technician every question we could think of. During the question and answer session it was revealed a few items were no longer offered as a part of the computer and had to be added for an extra charge.
As we wandered around the computer area her eyes fell upon a computer that instantly won her heart. In her excitement I thought she was going to jump up and down and run around the store. I want this one she exclaimed. Her mind was made up.
The computer she fell in love with cost a lot more than the laptops. She expressed that she was willing to pay that price for the one she liked. When we went out the door her mind was made up to return and purchase that computer.
If we hadn’t wondered around the computer area she would have settled for any computer. It would have been okay but there would have been a nagging deep within of dissatisfaction. It may not have had a name but the nagging feeling would have been churning within her. When she laid eyes on that special computer settling was not an option.
In every area of our life we come to crossroads where we have to make a decision if we are going to settle or not. If I were a betting woman I would bet settling is not an option.
Have you ever come to the crossroad whether you had to decide to settle or not to settle?