There’s nothing more tolerated in our society than mediocrity itself.
Imagine walking down the street and shouting;
- I want to get rich.
- I want to be great.
- I want to make millions of dollars.
- My goal is to become a successful artist.
or something of the sort.
Imagine the perplexed look on people’s faces.
The disdain, disgust, and the disappointment they’d have for you.
Why? Because mediocrity is safe.
For the most part, society expects it of you, and demonizes anybody who tries to rise above it.
And that applies to ALL areas of life.
7 Common things you’ll hear the “average” person say:
1. Just have enough to pay the bills
Then a week later the same person giving that advice is complaining, bitching and blaming others.
You can’t say “pay the bills” and then cry about the repercussions of your thinking.
That’s like making your own bed and not wanting to sleep in it.
2. Just settle for what you have and be happy
Ya know what’s funny about this?
The same people who say this are so unhappy with their lives, they look dead inside.
Like walking zombies. Or better yet – the living dead.
3. Not everybody is lucky, so quit ahead while you can
People who come out with such nonsense have quit on themselves, given up, and will live to regret their decisions.
And their lives are so miserable you’d be a fool to be part of it.
All you’ve got to do is observe for yourself, and the proof will speak louder than words.
4. Wanting more for yourself is a bad thing
But is it? Only a mediocre minded person would spout this nonsense.
If the same people who say this had the chance to win the lottery, they’d take it in a heart beat.
But of course they’d rather settle for less. And then make excuses about “more” being a bad thing.
Having “more” money, success, happiness and joy sounds good to me.
And I advocate it. That way I can actually make useful contributions and a real difference.
5. Settle down and stop dreaming big. It’s unrealistic
The same people who think realistically would jump at the “unrealistic dream” if it was handed to them on a plate.
But of course society brainwashes us to think this way. So it’s only natural.
“Unrealistic” beats doing things that are realistic, boring, fruitless and average.
6. Who do you think you are? You can’t be successful
“The ambitious are criticized by those that have given up.” – Grant Cardone
What they’re really saying is they themselves have accepted mediocrity…
And because they didn’t succeed there’s no way you can or should be more successful than they are.
Nobody wants you being even an inch more successful than they are.
And so they implant these diseases into your mind. Better known as detrimental bullshit.
7. You can’t get a girlfriend/boyfriend like that. Your standards are too high
And finally – the “girlfriend/boyfriend” excuse.
What happens is most people go looking for the “right” partner in their lives.
And when they face a certain amount of rejections, they lower their target.
And this is followed by excuses they decide to buy-into.
And then they push those excuses onto others, claiming you’re not good enough to get an X,Y,Z type of partner.
Because they themselves have settled for someone less than what they’d like.
And aren’t content as a result.
Mediocrity is the biggest, creepiest thing society accepts as a cultural norm.
There’s no exception.
It’s everywhere, regardless of what you are, where you are, or where you’re born.
And I for one refuse to accept it or welcome it with open arms.
What about you?