The easy way out is always available at any time to anyone. Anyone can give up and live a lie. Anyone can bail out from fear, insecurities, the need to fit in. They may have fear of being judged, fear of failure, fear of loneliness (because let’s face it, the greatest things in life come with loneliness because so few people can reach them), and fear of not fitting in to the mediocre social norms designed by a society which lives in the comfort zone to appease others around them who might feel a little jealous, a little insecure, a little uncomfortable being around winners, champions, and those who excel at a high level in life. Most people settle for less, living life on the sidelines, watching from the stands, judging those on the field- sometimes choosing a winner, most times wondering “What if? What if I was THAT good, or I could do something THAT great.” Yet, they fail to pursue it and lack the courage to achieve it and have it.
If you want to live life at the highest level- one which gratifies and leads to fulfillment, spectacular accomplishments and feats, a life where your dreams come true and you reach your greatest destinies and achievements you dreamed of, then you have to stop believing in mediocrity. Mediocrity is being “sold” on the market all over. People are striving to reach the surface or “what things look like” on the surface. They want a picture that represents the perfect mediocre life, but deep down we all know this doesn’t lead to fulfillment. We all know part of this is a charade- that the people just don’t have the courage, the talent, the belief, or the strength to go all the way and accomplish what they “truly” want.
If you want to be a champion and live the best possible life you possibly can if you enjoy winning, if you enjoy living life to the fullest, then mediocrity cannot be an option. Living true to yourself can entail loneliness, sacrifices, discipline, strength, and courage, but in the end and during your journey through life, you will always know who you truly are, and you will not have sold out like most people do to settle for a life of mediocrity that is only a half-truth, if not an outright lie.
Everything having to do with this philosophy can be spotted in the gym, but the gym is only one fragment of the extension and magnitude at which it permeates across all areas of your life. In fact, just working hard in the gym is not enough. Anyone can take steroids to gain a good body and cheat. That is not living true either- cheating is not true at all- it’s cowardly. However, observations in the gym reveal that very few people are dedicated. Many are there to just socialize, others are there to just do the bare minimum, and some just have no idea what they’re doing. It can seem almost as if sometimes people are afraid to be different- everyone is so in the comfort zone and afraid of being different that they all are giving half-hearted, minimalistic efforts and looking around at what everyone else is doing, staring around at other people. They lack the focus, leadership, and knowledge to go in the gym and truly gain phenomenal, amazing results. They don’t give their whole effort so they will never have the body that deep down in side, they know they want.
This works with everything in life. If you want the best career, the best job, the best education, the best relationships, the best marriage, the best quality of life, all these things require the same commitment to excellence and the same rejection of mediocrity- if you’re only doing these things to fit in or because other people are doing them, then you are not doing them for true reasons, and you will not be achieving any level of greatness. You don’t want to be living in the comfort zone to get the best things that your life has to offer to you. You can’t be going around worrying about what underachievers and losers think-people who have settled and given up, who lack the drive and determination to realize their goals and dreams. This involves being true to yourself, your goals, and what you really want. Very few people have the courage to live at such a high level, but those who do live ultimate lives, rich in success, accomplishment, fulfillment, and rewards.
Don’t settle or buy into mediocrity. It looks and may appear to be the way to go, but deep down the rewards are minimal at best. Anyone can underachieve and settle for less, with all the jealousy, lies, and resentment underneath that comes from observing greatness, but very few people have what it takes to manifest their dreams and the highest quality of life.
Do you have what it takes? The temptation to settle will always be there, but you must not. You must press on and force yourself to pursue your goals. You cannot worry about fitting in and accommodating people who live in the comfort zone. You must have confidence in your individuality and uniqueness, and also in your own knowledge. The greatest reward of taking this kind of approach and strategy to life is that in the end, you will have no regrets, and you will look back on your life with peace of mind. This is not to mention the fact that you will reap all the great rewards that have significant meaning to “you”. Are you living for yourself, or are you living to fit in with people who settle for mediocrity?