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Why Do We Choose To Tolerate Things That Make Us Unhappy?

By February 13, 2024Podcasts

I have a question for you today: What are you tolerating in life that you shouldn’t be? Whether it’s relationships, your career, or your business, many people simply put up with subpar situations rather than taking action to change them. It’s easy to become comfortable tolerating things as they are, but I believe that life is too short to settle for mediocrity. We only get one chance at life. We should make the most of it rather than just endure situations that make us unhappy.

By tolerating things, we unwittingly establish boundaries for what is acceptable. We allow others to treat us poorly, take advantage of us, and ignore our needs. Then, because we feel disrespected and mistreated, we feel frustrated and angry and it paves the way for stress and anxiety to set in. Tolerating negative circumstances and behaviour has a profound impact on your well-being, which is why you need to use your voice and address these issues early on.

In this episode, I share an example of a CEO I was working with who was incredibly frustrated and upset with the behaviour of her team. It was clear that this situation was taking a toll on her mental well-being, even to the point of contemplating closing down her business.

Together, we peeled back the layers to address why she tolerated this behaviour. Once she understood the importance of setting boundaries and communicating her expectations, everything changed.

One of the reasons why many of us tolerate negative situations or behaviours is that we don’t want to have hard conversations. We want people to like us, we don’t want to be confrontational for fear of what might happen. But difficult conversations don’t have to be confrontations. Today I talk about your intent and how this can make all the difference in creating opportunities for growth and positive change.

I have made a promise to myself that I will not tolerate poor treatment, poor performance, or a career that doesn’t fulfil me. I wholeheartedly believe that life is too precious to settle for anything less than what truly excites me. Because the truth is, that tolerating things that make us unhappy is a conscious choice. We have the power to create more empowered, fulfilled, and joyous lives by engaging in courageous conversations, setting boundaries, and pursuing opportunities aligned with our true desires. Life is too short to tolerate. Choose to lead a life you love.

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