Refusing to settle takes time but it's time well spent. If you are not satisfied with something that lack of satisfaction is liable to bleed over into many aspects of your life and drag you down, thus costing you productivity anyway. The spark of magic urges you to go for that which is just right. I have two daughters. Both have a sense of living the magical life. Years ago one spent a few dollars on a blouse at K-Mart. Then she visited several fabric stores until she found some outstanding buttons for it. It made all the difference in the world with that blouse. She told me, "I didn't want to settle for just any old blouse. I saw the potential here and worked for it." There are several things to consider when you go after that which is 'just right.' First you have to know yourself and your situation well enough to really know what you want.
Then you have to know how much of a search you are willing to carry out. Many times the right kind of search, such as letting friends help, can draw that which you need to you. Then you need to know the range of alteration you are willing to get involved with, or if your goal is to find "just right' ready made. You deserve a satisfying life. But you must reach out for it. Let the spark of magic give you the energy to do so.