Did this mean that she really didn’t love it or that she was convinced that she would find something that she loved more?
Lately, I have been thinking that this happens in relationships also. You find the right person, everything is going well with the exception of a few hick-ups (but you are going to have them with anyone, human nature) and instead of you committing, you decide to keep looking.
I am convinced that as long as you live, there will always be someone more attractive than your mate, there will be someone smarter, better in bed and probably even more romantic. What you have to realize and accept is that this person is here now and they obviously want to be with you also. This ultimate person who embodies all of your qualities in the perfect portions, may or may not exist.
Just like the shopper, yeah, there may be a better outfit but at what cost – financially and time wise. Imagine if you made the committment to what is in front of you. Accept that this is what is for you and continue moving forward with your life. You are free to pursue other interests with the time you were spending trying to find perfection.
After some of those women left my store, I wondered if they found that more perfect dress. Some of them came back and were lucky enough to find their previous selection waiting for them while others were not so lucky. How many of you have been in that situation? You walked away hoping to find something better only to realize how great what you had before was. Sometimes we spend so much time focusing on what is missing that we forget about all of things that we do have.
In the movie “Why Did I Get Married” they discuss the 80/20 rule. I think this is applicable in many of life’s situations especially relationships. You are not satisfied with your 80% but end up leaving it for 20%.
This is not to say that you should settle for less than you deserve but don’t get so caught up in the little things that you miss the greatness being offered…