“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm “- Winston Churchill
I have a friend who always says his work and life is a mediocre. At first i thought the meaning of mediocre was ok. Or boring.
Then i decided to google it to find the right definition for mediocre
and it means of only moderate quality; not very good.
Then i started to realized, i have a mediocre life also sometimes.
I am not 100 % happy also with my job. I know i should appreciate that i have a better job compared to others.
Everyday i always thank the Lord of where i am now.
But part of my mind always says “i can do better than this”.
I can strive more. If only i will escape my comfort zone
It doesn’t have to be that way. Adventure will find you – if you let it
Everyday routine is about doing what should be done.
I hate to compare myself with others, but sometimes i think other co employees are
not doing their job right. Others i noticed, they only come to the office for income. They even didnt come on time.
Did they not realize that customers rely on them. Some even go over break during lunch time.
I dont want to be like them. Thats why i always make it a point to do a daily checklist on what to be done. Even my boss does not require me to do that. Im just preparing everthing in case they asked for it on the future.
One day, i did not notice i started watching my favorite show online.
Others are doing this also, they can even watch 2 and half movie while
on their office time. Me just 30 minutes. But i started to think,
I am like them. I am becoming like them.
Mediocre life does not only come on work.
Even when i got home. My mom always prepare dinner.
I always thank my mom for everyday. I cant live a day without her.
Anyways, Imagine an evening at home, lying on your living room sofa. You are watching TV and flip through the channels to find if there is anything interesting to see
I really love watching because i imagine myself on others people shoes for the things i was not able to accomplish or go and travel.
Somehow envy is there always.
However, as soon as those feelings come, they fade away just as fast and you start to wonder: “I wish my life was as exciting as these guy’s.
Then i read an article about escaping mediocrity
“World: 4% leaders, 96% followers.”
It’s those 4% who actually do something spectacular with their lives and the rest are just following them (instead of creating that awesome life for themselves).
How can i be one of the 4% of people
Here are the things as per article
1. Take responsibility. Don’t blame others for your situation – recognize that your past actions have put you where you are now. Be brave and take responsibility of your current life.
2. Make a decision. Decide to be different and refuse to follow the herd. When you make a decision, truly mean it and stick to it! Say to yourself: “I want to do something awesome that make others go wow!”
Don’t worry about the reactions of others. No matter if they laugh at you, remember that they are most likely jealous because they don’t have the guts to do the same thing themselves.
3. Set a goal that thrills you. Pick that big goal of yours and set the sub-goals that guide you to the big goal.
Let’s say that you want to visit all the countries in the world. The sub-goal would be to visit three new countries every year, while the ultimate goal is to visit all the countries.
Later, you can pick up the speed and decide that this year you want to visit 10 or 20 new countries, instead of just three new countries.
4. Think big, act small. Even if you have defined a big goal, take small steps on a daily basis to get there. Sometimes these daily steps could be bigger ones, but most likely you reach the big goal by making steady, small progress every day.
For example, research the weather conditions of your next destination country or plan out the places where you want to visit when you arrive into that country.
It is also important to keep your ultimate goal on your mind all the time. This helps you to justify your daily actions and keep the momentum alive. The momentum also helps you with your motivation and lowers your chances of giving up too easy.
Have your end goal visible somewhere where you can see it. It could be, for example, on the workroom wall (as a written statement) or you could create a vision board, reminding you of all the great things that will happen when you reach the goal.
5. Stretch your zone every day. This is easier said than done and depends on the goal you are striving for. In our traveling example, it could be doing some research by talking on the Skype with someone who lives in your next destination country.
The main point is that the more you do the stretching, the more you have the confidence capacity. This capacity is what you are going to need during your journey to your goal (and when escaping the mediocrity).
6. Have a support group of people you trust. These are the people who support you when you face difficulties and obstacles during your journey. This group should consist of your closest friends, your family or even your colleagues.
Give a call to your support group when you doubt yourself and let them help you to get back on the track right away!
7. Reap the rewards. Finally, when you have worked hard and reached your goals, it’s time to reflect what has happened, even celebrate a bit.
You have deserved your success – you are not an average person anymore
Too many times we are comfortable with our own lives and we don’t want to stretch our boundaries. Also, we don’t want to take responsibility for our actions.
If you want to escape mediocrity, you have to do the exact opposite: take responsibility and stretch your comfort zone. Actively avoid a mediocre life. It may not be always fun, but I can guarantee you – it is definitely worth it!
thank you http://chrisc.com/mediocre-life/ for the inspiration..