These days, I've seen many people saying that they are okay to live as a mediocre. They don't believe they are good enough in what they do, and they don't feel they will be any good. I understand that there will always be other people better than us. Many people will always be ahead of us in many different ways. Life is a broad spectrum.
It's not about being the best; it's about being your best.
In a world of rampant comparisons and competition, it's easy to fall into the trap of self-doubt and mediocrity. We often measure our worth against others' achievements, forgetting that the true measure of success lies within our efforts and journey. It's not about being the best; it's about being your best.
The misconceptions of mediocrity
I think "mediocre" means reaching a state of unfulfillment in life. It means that you believe your life is not good enough and that there is much room for improvement.
Many who perceived themselves as mediocre did not think that their life is shitty. They have simply achieved a state of contentment in their lives. Some may even have reached their life goals and aspirations.
However, they feel mediocre because their goals are not ambitious by society's standards. The bottomless pit of comparison has made them believe that they are mediocre at best.
These people are content with the life they have chosen for themselves and see no reason to change it. They derive satisfaction and enjoyment from their current lifestyle and have no desire to seek something else.
I think this is not mediocrity, and they are living the life they have dreamed of.
Mediocre by whose standards?
I don't believe thinking or even believing that you are mediocre is good in any way. Believing that you are mediocre underestimates your effort, sacrifices, and the steps you have taken.
Every step you take to pursue your goals is a testament to your dedication and resilience. Remember all the things you have done that brought you this far? They don't happen just because. You put in effort and did your best.
Believing that you are mediocre underestimates your effort, sacrifices, and the steps you have taken.
You may face setbacks and moments of uncertainty, but these are not signs of failure. Instead, they are opportunities for growth and self-discovery. The path to the best version of yourself is not a straight line; it's a winding road filled with lessons.
Don't compare your life with others. Each person is writing their own story, and we're all at different chapters.
How do you want to see yourself?
It's all about the mindset. Once you settle for mediocrity, then you'll always be that person. You'll belittle your effort, and you'll believe that you will always be shitty no matter what you do.
Take a step back and ask yourself how you want your life to be. Remove all the comparisons with friends and colleagues, and imagine looking at your best version of yourself. Who are you?
You don't need to be more successful than others; you just need to be better than you were. It's okay not to be the best, but you should always do your best.
Who cares if other people think you suck or if they believe you are mediocre? What matters is how you live your life. Did you do your best? Or did you settle for less?
I hope you find this one inspiring. Remember:
It's not going to be easy, but it's not impossible.