When you feel like settling for less than the best, think about what God wants for you.
There will come a day when we realize that God wants more for us than we could possibly want for ourselves. Maybe we've come to that day already, but if not, here's what will happen. As we focus on God daily by reading His word and talking with Him through prayer, we are going to gain a greater appreciation for who God is and what His will is for us each day. We will recall what God has done in every detail of our life as we eagerly learn how God wants to build our character and use us to impact the lives of others.
At that point we will realize that God doesn't just want us to "get by" each day. He wants us to live our life fully here on earth while we anticipate the amazing life waiting for us in heaven.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.