Archive - May, 2012

Why People Settle For Mediocrity

It seems like I’m in constant conversations with organizational leaders, groups and individuals about settling. By settling, I mean they see a better way, a better plan, a better relationship and a better situation; however they choose to settle for their existing state of mediocrity. If better is within your reach and you choose to settle for less, you are settling for mediocrity.

We all have found ourselves in that awkwardly comfortable position of settling at one time or another on this journey we call life. Mediocrity is self inflicted and so is excellence. If individuals and organizations are left with the ability to chose mediocrity or excellence, good or great… why do more often times than not people chose the former before the later.

Why do people settle for mediocrity? Plain and simple… it’s safe, it’s comfortable, it’s easy and it just feels good. The more you settle for mediocrity, the more it begins to look like genius and excellence.

Change the way you think, change the way you feel, raise the bar and don’t settle for mediocrity.

Thoughts?

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