Mediocore is Worse Than Bad

by Michael Simmons on Jun 28, 2010

Give me a disaster any day of the week. Disasters are easy to fix, because they MUST be fixed. They must never ever happen again or else. Whatever it takes to fix, you will give.

Mediocre is actually worse. Feeling slightly more lethargic because you don’t get enough sleep or eat bad isn’t enough to change for 99.9% of people. Being in an OK business that pays you slightly over subsistence is hard to walk away from after you’ve spent years building it. Same thing from mediocre marriages and relationships.

Walking away from mediocre or above average for something uncertain is one of the hardest things in the world to do, especially if you’ve worked hard for it.

It is only when you realize that mediocre is a trap that keeps you from greatness, that you then realize that leaving mediocre behind is a MUST.

What’s mediocre in your life and how can you eliminate it immediately?



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I'm the co-founder of Empact, one of the leading entrepreneurship education organizations in the world. I'm obsessed with understanding how we all can lead meaningful lives that have a positive social impact. I love probing into the truth of how we experience life. I believe that challenges are what make us grow the most, and I openly share my experiences. Continue reading…


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