Where Are You Tolerating Mediocrity?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of settling for “good enough.” We get into a daily routine, marking off our to-do list at work and home. But the reality is that if you are settling in your life, then it means that you are living in stagnation instead of growth.

It’s often easier to go with the flow than to confront what’s not working. We “suck it up” and settle for less. For example, maybe you have a side business that you want to build. You start taking the first few steps, don’t see the results fast enough, and slip back into a typical pattern of Netflix or scrolling on the weekend instead of working on your side hustle.

And then, when we realize that we’re falling short of the desired outcome, the brain’s automatic response is to justify our resignation — to numb ourselves from the cost.

Asking the Hard Questions (For Yourself and Others)

If you really want to achieve success that moves the needle, then it’s time to start asking the hard questions:

Where do you tolerate mediocrity in others?

When you think about your workplace, business efforts, family, or social circle, one common trend is to lower expectations in order to avoid conflict. It’s easier to fix the problem yourself rather than confronting a team member who is consistently underperforming because they are lacking motivation. But the hard truth is that you aren’t being kind by tolerating mediocrity in others. This habit ultimately slows down everyone’s progress.

Where are you tolerating mediocrity within yourself?

To identify areas where you may be tolerating internal mediocrity, you’ll need to go down a path of self-reflection, introspection, and often some brutal honesty!  This process can lead to a greater self-awareness and can be a tool for personal development, improved decision-making, and achieving personal goals.

Where are you holding back in your performance? What talents are you not utilizing right now? Have you been procrastinating on a passion project? Look for areas where you have settled into a comfortable routine and allowing your drive to be dulled. If you have been rationalizing these choices, you’ve likely been imposing limitations on yourself and missing out on potential growth – both personally and within your business.  

Stepping It Up Through Proven Systems

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