Tag Archives: Mediocrity

Knee Deep

25 Feb

Life is filled with opportunities, but few of them come without challenges attached. When we want to accomplish something, generally there will be something pushing us back or standing in the way that we’ll have to circumvent. If there are a lot of problems and complications, it can feel like we’re walking knee deep in mud and making little progress. It’s hard to keep pushing forward when it seems everything is working against us, but no matter how complex the situation becomes, despite all the hiccups and tangles, there will be a way ahead. If we keep our eyes focused on the goal, and hold fast to our determination, we can find the answers we need to continue on. But there are limits to everything, including our energy and patience. If we’ve been pressing forward for a long time and have made only small advancements, we may feel like it’s hopeless, and there is no way to win. We can change anything at any time, and if we’ve had enough and no longer want the goal we can stop and let it go. However, timing is everything and if we really want to get there, we can set everything aside for a time, work on something else, and revisit it once things change. Life is full of changes and the road that was blocked and unclear earlier may be wide open in the future. Setting something down for a time isn’t giving up. We can go back and check in and if the situation has improved, we can begin again. There will be few times when what we want will come easily. We are intelligent and can decide how to manage what happens next. Every destination is possible, and we already have everything we need to reach success.

Everyone has their own opinions and ideas. Those around us may see us struggling to succeed and offer their personal suggestions. They may have insight we haven’t considered, and may be very helpful. Or they might think what we’re doing is too hard and we’ll never succeed, and advise us to give up and move on. If we aren’t convinced we can prevail, their negative comments may be enough for us to walk away and forget about the goal. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we like at any time, but we are the only ones who will give us what we want the most. There is no genie or fairy godmother waiting in the wings to provide our dreams for us. If we really want to succeed, we have what is needed to continue on and reach the prize.

Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We can sit back and just let life take us where it will. We can follow along, keep our heads down, and wait to see what happens. If we don’t control where we’re going, we’ll end up somewhere but it may not be where we want to go. Our dreams are possible and they are waiting for us. When we’re ready, we can decide what we want to do and then step forward, clear and sure of success. We are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and absolutely nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’ve been trying hard to reach a goal, but the way forward is difficult and problematic, decide how you want to proceed. If nothing is working, step away for a while until the situation changes. The road will eventually open and you will find the way forward. You are amazing and smart, and already possess everything you need to win. It’s all there for you. Be confident and trust yourself. Every success is possible and they will be yours.

Aspiring For Greatness

3 Jan

The world is full of opportunities. There are limitless things we can do and endless places we could go. If we wanted to, we could do something new every single day, and still never reach the end of what is possible. Although we may understand this, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut doing the same things every day. We need to provide for ourselves and for most of us, that means working a job. Most jobs aren’t worldwide endeavors that allow for endless travel and constant new experiences. Generally, we must report to the same place and do basically the same things each day. It’s easy to keep our lives small and simply continue on the same road without looking up. Being responsible and providing for our own needs is important but that doesn’t mean we can’t express ourselves and still do things that expand our horizons and allow us to aspire to greatness. Every situation is different, but no matter where we are or what we’re doing, we can choose to be the very best we can be and extend ourselves in ways that positively impact our lives. Instead of doing the minimum requirement to continue forward, we can peel back the layers a bit, get involved more deeply and really make an impact. Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We don’t have to work hard or do too much, and can simply do the minimum required to stay in place. But there is greatness in all of us and when we choose our very best options, we’ll find enormous growth and incredible fulfillment. Our lives are ours to design. By extending ourselves, and reaching further, we can reach goals we never dreamed possible. With focus and determination, every destination is attainable and we will achieve great success.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should be done. Others may tell us what they think we should do, where we should go, and how we should act. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We don’t have to do things a certain way simply because they’ve always been done that way. If we want something different, we don’t need to conform. We are intelligent and highly capable and can make any choice we desire. The lives we want the most are possible, and with focus and clarity, we will have them.

It’s comfortable to stay in the same place doing the same things. We know the players and pretty much what to expect. Repetition is easy but will never make our dreams come true. It can be intimidating to move into foreign territory and do something new, but we have all the courage and wisdom we need to overcome anything. New doors with limitless possibilities are waiting. We can step forward with confidence, aspire for greatness and find incredible success.

Today if you are ready to try something new, decide what you want the most and take the first step. You already possess everything you need to do anything you desire. The whole world is there for you and nothing can hold you in place. Recognize your strength, and be confident. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

How Did I Get Here?

20 May

Our lives are often busy. We have a lot of things to do, places to go, people to meet, appointments to keep, and endless responsibilities to monitor and keep track of. One thing leads to another and it’s easy to get caught up in our everyday activities and chores and push blindly forward. Time may get away from us and when we finally stop and look up, we may be amazed at how much time has passed. We know our lives belong to us but there are lots of influences and people around us all the time pressing for our attention. They may want us to do things for them, go here and go there, and help them with one thing and another. Our lives are important and what we want to accomplish is essential to our personal happiness. If we rush from one task to another and only see what’s next on our list, we may lose sight of the big picture. We may forget about our own journey and the destinations we most want to reach, and find ourselves somewhere we never wanted to go that’s far from the goals we wanted to achieve. “How did I ever get here?” we may wonder. Of course, looking back we can see clearly how we ended up exactly where we are. One turn leads to another and then another, and before we know it, we may be going in the opposite direction of where we intended. Getting the lives we want the most is always possible, but it requires focus and attention to get there. We can take care of our responsibilities, and do all the things we must, and still keep our eyes clearly centered on the road ahead. Our dreams are there for us and with determination and clarity, we can make them reality. If we are resolute in our desire, we can achieve any goal or destination, and nothing is out of reach.

There is no time limit for success. If we’ve wavered off course, and find ourselves far from where we want to be, we are not doomed to remain. We aren’t stuck forever somewhere else. We have unlimited chances to correct our course, and when we’re ready, can move toward any goal we want. We are never too old, and it’s never too late to modify our plans. The whole world is there for us and there are unlimited possibilities waiting. We can design our lives any way we like, and make our dreams come true.

Some people are happy with mediocrity. It’s easy to keep doing what we’re doing and going along with whatever is happening. Routines are comforting in their sameness, but our lives are important, and if we want to reach further, nothing can hold us in place. Change is always possible. We don’t have to settle for what’s common and easy, and instead, can reach for extraordinary and amazing. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any goal we desire. Everything is possible, and nothing is too far or too difficult for us to achieve.

Today if you’re somewhere you don’t want to be, decide what you want and take the first step forward. You are amazing and can do anything you desire. Trust yourself. You already have everything you need to find great success. Be confident. Step ahead and get the life you want the most. Every destination is possible, and you will reach it.

It Doesn’t Just Happen

11 Apr

Everyone decides what kind of life they want. We make dozens of choices every day that define who we are and help us become the people we desire. By paying attention before we decide, we can choose the direction that moves us closer to our goals and further clarifies our personal expressions. But life is busy and sometimes when there’s a lot of distraction, we might choose something in a hurry that turns out differently than we hoped. We can do anything we like but if we want to be the best we can be, and move forward in gaining the attributes we desire most, we must focus on each decision we make. Mediocrity is easy. It comes without effort or attention, but excellence requires thought and consideration. Choosing excellence won’t just happen on its own. We must decide what we want and then pursue the best course of action at each turn. When we do, we’ll move closer to our goals and become more like the person we want to be. There are unlimited things we can do every single day. We can be lazy and do nothing, take the easy road when the best road is hard, or let things simply roll out on their own. We can let life take us where it will and be persuaded by other people’s ideas and decisions. Our lives will continue whether we take ownership over them or not. But if we want to achieve excellence, if we want to get to the goals we really desire and experience personal satisfaction and greatness, we must take control over our actions. Complete and fulfilling happiness is possible. By determining what we want and then focusing on excellence as we push forward, we will achieve it. We can do anything we desire and with focus, and determination, we can have the lives we dream about.

It’s so easy to be average. We don’t have to do much, we don’t have to get involved, or exert our energies above what’s comfortable. We can coast along and pretty much get through without too much effort or distress. But a mediocre life can never bring us the intense pleasure we feel when we’ve overcome something difficult, or the incredible joy that comes from succeeding against great odds. Every single road is possible and even if the journey is hard, if we want the goal, we can achieve it. Nothing is too far to reach and we can do anything we desire.

Routines are comfortable and staying inside what we know is simple. There is nothing inspiring about monotony and we can’t learn anything new by repeating the same patterns. We have so much potential and if we step away from the familiar, even just a little, we’ll discover talents and strengths we may not know we possess. We are stronger and more capable than we may realize and nothing is beyond our abilities. Striving for excellence instead of sitting still will bring us incredible gratification and satisfaction. Our lives will be enriched and we’ll experience complete joy.

Today if you’ve been sitting back and going along with the world around you, remember how unique and incredible you are. You have gifts to offer nobody else possesses. There is greatness in you. Choose excellence and be confident. All your dreams are possible and with determination and focus you will make them yours.

Slightly Committed

27 Feb

Life is filled with all kinds of opportunities and possibilities. We decide what we want to do, where we want to go and how we will live our lives. For some it’s enough to simply get by with whatever comes. Others strive for difficult, hard to reach goals that push them forward toward where they want to go. We’re all different but no matter what our goals are, we will only achieve them at the same level of our commitment. If we’re determined to succeed no matter what and continue pushing forward despite what may be in the way, we’ll likely reach success. However, if we’re only slightly interested in moving forward, chances are we’ll only be slightly successful. Our focus will often determine how close we get to the destination we desire. It’s easy to talk about what we want and dream our days away thinking “if only” this or that happened we would be happier. But talking and dreaming will do nothing to change our situation. Every option is always possible but it’s up to us to actively pursue what we want. Our dreams won’t happen just because we’re thinking about them. Every dream can come true, but nothing will change until we do what is needed to make it real. Every option is possible and if we commit ourselves to doing what is necessary to achieve them, we will succeed. Nothing is ever too far to reach. We can have the lives we want the most and reach every goal. The whole world is there for us and with focus and determination, we can make it ours.

It’s easy to complain when we aren’t happy with our lives. We can bemoan every missed opportunity, and every unlucky break. Life happens and we have little control over anything outside our personal choices. Things won’t always go our way, but no matter how many detours or roadblocks we must face, we’re in control of what we do next. We can always give up and resign ourselves to a life we don’t want, or we can make a plan to push ahead toward anything we choose. Complete happiness is always possible but we must make it happen. With commitment and focus we can achieve any goal we desire and live the lives we want the most.

It’s easy to live a common, mediocre life, but mediocrity keeps us from the intense happiness and satisfaction we gain from personal success. Nothing can compare to the gratification we feel when we’ve accomplished something extraordinary. When we’ve run a hard race and made it to the finish line, we’ll feel great pleasure and fulfillment. Those moments can change our lives and bring us unexpected rewards. We can push further and accomplish more than we think we can. Every dream is possible and with determination and focus we can make them all come true.

Today if there’s something you’ve been wanting but haven’t done anything to achieve it, make a plan to start. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Decide what you want the most and take the first step toward it. Be committed and create the life you want. Everything is possible. The world is filled with opportunities. Be confident and begin. All your dreams are achievable and nothing is out of reach. Everything is possible and you will succeed.