In Pursuit of an Organized Life

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Mediocrity

on August 12, 2012

“The signature of mediocrity is not an unwillingness to change; the signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.” Jim Collins

A friend of mine posted this quote. It makes so much sense. There were so many goals that I’d try really hard at, but not reach my goals and wonder why. I may have liked the idea of the goal, but didn’t have the time or the willingness to do it all the time.

The quote makes me think of the Olympians striving for that gold medal. What am I willing to do and to give up to reach a goal? Is this a goal I’m willing to put in the time for?

It also makes me see the value of setting small goals and mastering them. Once they are habit, they feel less like work and more like something I just do. Regardless of if I’m sick or dead tired, I brush my teeth before bed.

It’s easy to be too tired or have something else come up or just not want to do it. I’m sure skipping many things once or twice won’t make a huge difference, but it’s the series of skipping things “occasionally” that makes a huge difference. I feel that way with running and cleaning. It’s not that I’m bad at either of them, I just don’t do them all the time.

Hopefully this quote will either motivate me to select achievable goals or stick with the ones I have set.

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