Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Secret to My Medicority

Hey Gang,

There are are a lot of books, videos and websites about becoming the best version of yourself.  Apparently striving for excellence is a top selling subject.  Today I want to challenge that theory.  I feel there is no shame in mediocrity, as long as you are the best mediocre that you can be.  Excel in being so-so!

You may be thinking, 'Cathy Gainer Corporate Trainer, that is easier said than done.' I agree, but with a few of my pointers you can succeed in being just a little better than average.  Remember, there is only one you in a sea of 7.5 billion people.  If you can barely out-do 3.75 billion other humans than you can be an expert at being intermediate.

Tip #1- Rest is important.  Successful people will work around the clock to reach their goals.  Mediocre people will take breaks, naps and pauses.  The mediocre folks may not achieve greatness, but their Candy Crush scores will be pretty darn high.

Tip#2- Don't sacrifice comfort.  Being comfortable is key to staying happy in the moment.  Some may say a short-term surrender of personal enjoyment will pay off with long-term accomplishments, but it may cause one to be deprived of instant gratification.

Tip#3- Done may be better than perfect, but never-starting is better than done.  If there is nothing to accomplish then there is nothing to complete.  It's math.

I hope these tips help you to be the commonest you can be.  The Latin phrase "carpe diem" is used a lot, but I prefer the French "comme si comme sa."

Have an ordinary day!

Cathy Gainer Corporate Trainer

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