During your childhood years, dreams and ideas of the future are constantly bouncing around in your head.
It’s not until you grow into an adult when these fantasies start to slowly be replaced with cold-hard facts.
This isn’t your fault though… can you really blame yourself for giving up on what you wanted to be once you grew up?
Especially when everyone around is urging you to be realistic and settle for a typical 40-hour workweek instead.
According to Will Smith: “being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity” and I’m here to second that.
If you want to experience true success and become the best version of yourself, then you need to get out of your comfort zone and start pushing yourself.
Here’s how overcoming this feeling of content can unlock your secret and get your life back on track!
When it comes to mediocrity, JUST SAY NO.
Most people try to convince themselves that competing in the rat-race is what life is all about, but deep down they know that something else is missing.
Human beings need purpose and a sense of fulfillment to reach their full potential, but neither can be achieved if you’re simply going through the motions.
Getting stuck in a rut and repeating the same routine day-after-day will do nothing more than leave you with a void.
But you’ll never fill this empty space unless you try new things and follow your passion.
I’m not here to tell you that it’s easy to break out of this “go with the flow” mindset, but building up the courage to do so will most definitely pay off in the long-run.
They say that mediocrity is the most potent and accessible drug there is and it’s hard to argue otherwise.
People constantly go through life administering doses to themselves in an effort to suppress what they know they should really be working towards.
Don’t just accept the fate of working a boring 9-5 job and wasting away your time spent here on earth when you could be making the most out of your existence.
Contrary to popular belief, adulthood isn’t some inescapable prison sentence we’re all destined for.
Nothing has really changed since you were a kid. You still have the power to do anything you want in life no matter how old you are. You just have to put yourself out there and give whatever that may be your all.
Remember, you’re never static or stationary… EVER!
You’re either moving up or moving down and it’s ultimately up to you which direction you want to travel in.
The temptation of mediocrity will always be there to pull you down and although it can never be completely defeated, it can always be outworked.
So, are you currently living the life you always dreamed about when you were younger?
If not, then it’s time to make a change. Avoid mediocrity at all costs and start to do something you’re proud of and passionate about even if it comes along with a little extra work.
Your future self will thank you for it in the end, trust me.