In Part 1 of this two part series Eradicating Mediocrity (Part 1) – What are you waiting for? we looked at stopping peddling the hamster wheel of mediocrity. However, the reality is that some folk will peddle that wheel indefinitely.
But at what cost?
Many people see the cost of mediocrity as things being a bit less than ideal, not good quality, a touch on the boring side and so on. So many people do nothing about it. After all, doesn’t seem a very high cost does it?
“What’s the harm in that?” you may be wondering. Or maybe you are thinking “ah well, that’s just the way it is” (I would have that last phrase made illegal if I had my way!!)
But that is part of the problem.
The real danger of settling for mediocrity isn’t always recognised for how damaging it really is – which is why it is so widely settled for.
The danger of settling for mediocrity is serious.
It is like a cancer killing the joy and fulfilment that should be part of your business and work life. It destroys relationships and rips apart families. It robs people of living a life they love with a passion.
Mediocrity is a killer.
Now, maybe you think I am overstating the case or being a touch dramatic. But it’s scary how many people underestimate the damage settling for mediocrity is doing to every area of their life.
The cost of doing nothing to eradicate mediocrity is much higher than you think.
Take a minute to think about this:
- If your business and work life feel mediocre or is delivering mediocre results, that is killing the quality of your life, your relationships, your lifestyle
- If your important relationships are mediocre that is damaging you, your kids, your family life and your quality of life.
- If your lifestyle is mediocre it’s like choosing not to live life.
The point I am making is this:
The cost of doing nothing about mediocrity is sacrificing really living the life your really want
Now, from where I am sitting that is a cost too high to pay.
So I think it is time for each and every one of us to step up and take a pledge – to eradicate mediocrity.
It’s time to take a long hard look at where we are settling for mediocrity in every area of our lives. To be honest about the damage it is really doing and what it is really costing us. And to commit to taking action to stop settling for less. Not just for our own sakes. But to be role models to our kids.
Let’s declare today the start of “Operation Eradicate Mediocrity”
What do you think? You up for it?
This is part 2 in a two part series. You can read part 1 here Eradicating Mediocrity (Part 1) – What are you waiting for?