This happened to me and my husband a few days ago.
I’m not going to even try and put into words what that feeling is like. It is impossible to verbalise.
Our son had been ill for a few days. He gradually got worse. Our GP suspected an infection of some sort and put him on antibiotics. They didn’t work. He continued to get worse. I took him back to the GP. The GP sent us straight up to the hospital.
To cut to the chase, turned out he had a bad streptococcal infection. It can become serious if it gets to the internal organs. We were blessed. It hadn’t affected his internal organs. They blasted him with heavy duty IV antibiotics. Within 24 hours he started to respond and improve. After 48 hours he had recovered sufficiently to come home to recover. He is now almost better and returning to his normal self.
The point of sharing this with you is this:
There are so many people who, at some level, feel their life is riddled with mediocrity.
Maybe it is their business, family life, relationships, money.
But why do so many people do nothing about it? Why do so many people just settle for the mediocrity hamster wheel and peddle it indefinitely?
What are they waiting for?
It seems to me that it often takes a huge crisis before people wake up and smell the coffee, not to mention do something about it. The problem with that is that it is gambling. Gambling that a crisis ends up with a happy ending.
Here is the point:
Don’t wait for a crisis to make a decision to kick mediocrity out of your life for good. Make that promise to yourself now. It’s time to eradicate mediocrity and create what you really want.
If there is any area of your business, lifestyle, relationships, family life that you are not happy with or feels mediocre, what are you waiting for?
As the famous saying goes:
Life isn’t a dress rehearsal. This is the real thing.
Stop settling for less than you want your life to be. Do something. Start to take action – now.
Whatever you do, don’t wait for a crisis to be the wake up call you need. Don’t gamble on a happy ending – create it.
This is Part 1 in a 2 part series. In Part 2 we will look at the real cost of not eradicating mediocrity and it’s not what you think!
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