Are You Settling for Less Without Realizing It? In this episode of the Unstoppable Eventrepreneur Podcast, host May Yeo Silvers delves into a thought-provoking topic: the tendency to accept the status quo in our personal and business lives. Inspired by her own experience at a mini-clinic, where she learned she had adapted to breathing with congestion, May reflects on the broader implications of getting too comfortable with less than ideal situations.
May discusses the risks of complacency, pointing out how easily people tolerate and accept discomforts, from physical pain to financial struggles, or even neglect their well-being. She challenges listeners to introspect: Are there things you tolerate that actually are not acceptable to you? And why? Are you avoiding the changes necessary for improvement due to fear or perceived effort?
Highlighting the influence of one’s social circle, May underscores the importance of surrounding oneself with people who refuse to settle for mediocrity. Being in the company of those who are content with the status quo can be a significant barrier to personal growth and achievement. May encourages her listeners to be truthful about their ambitions, seek community with achievers, and to actively pursue what they genuinely desire.
This episode serves as a powerful call to action, urging listeners to be curious about and to regularly assess their lives and businesses and to embrace the journey of personal and professional development, rather than remaining stagnant in the toleration of the status quo.
• “We’re depriving ourselves to show up at 100% because we thought that the difference between 100% and 98% is not that great. In reality, it is.” (10:34 | May Silvers)
• “Status quo means staying where you are right now, not moving forward, not moving backwards. But know that if you’re not moving forward, you’re not actually status quo. You’re moving backwards in many other ways. you’re just refusing to look at it. And you say that you’ve tried everything, right? Everything. But nothing’s working. And finally, you gave up. How about trying not giving up?” (13:18 | May Silvers)
• “Status quo is a very dangerous way to live personally and also in your business. Staying status quo means you’re getting used to things that are not serving you.” (13:45 | May Silvers)
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