Friday, August 5, 2011


Mediocre: me-di-o-cre: Of only moderate quality; not very good, something only average.
Average: a-ver-age: lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
A lot of the time we settle. We sit back and we watch, we listen, we just accept what is happening in front of us.  It’s what we’ve been taught to do through constant repetition. We have learned to accept, to let things be, that there is no way past it so we might as well leave things alone. Most of the time, this is the right attitude, to accept, to keep trucking when things aren’t going so peachy our way – but this isn’t always the case. We need to pick our battles appropriately and actually fight back sometimes. Fight back against that little voice in our heads saying we are average and not deserving of greatness.  We aren’t always supposed to sit back and let life pass us, let the good things happen to everyone else, to let the world seem only so-so and alright. Too often lately, I find we are settling, for a mediocre life, for everything to seem just average.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give others people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

We chose to accept what upsets us, what brings us down, what holds as back as the inevitable and the unchangeable. Allowing the thought that ‘this is it’ and there is no way out, that things must be this way. So we settle. We settle into the negative, into the unhappy, unfulfilling world we have done so well to create for ourselves.

Little did you hear…. The world WE have created for ourselves. That is exactly it, this world, this life, we create. We can either chose to accept or deny, move forward and pursue more. MORE, sometimes all we want and all we need is more. So fight for it. It's a constant act to fight for your life. To be positive about what life throws at us and to not settle for second best. We need to push through the pain and the setback and go after the best life we deserve, the best life we want. We all have a vision for ourselves, what we want, who we want to be. Who says we cannot have it? We need to learn to settle for nothing more than what our hearts truly want.

The bigger the dream, the bigger the challenge. Our hearts, they need a challenge. We need to learn to dream big and fight for what we want. To no longer settle in unhappiness and average, for we are nothing close to mediocre.

We are powerful, sensational and capable.

Most of the time we find ourselves sitting back and letting others strive, and move forward and be happy because we are scared to do well, to do better than others. We are afraid to succeed, but most of all, we are afraid to fail. Failure is part of life, of growing, of moving forward. We have to fail to learn what to do different or what to keep doing more of. 

Failure is important. It’s the fact that we think if we put ourselves out there, to this vulnerable, unknown state,  that this is the ultimate terror. The thought of failure, to be so vulnerable in an act that the outcome is unknown actually keeps us from never achieving and moving forward in our own lives. Let others succeed, let others fail. This way, we stay right where we are. Exactly that, if you decide NOT to try, you are never going to move forward, you'll be stuck right where you are. We are so scared to fail, that we avoid putting ourselves out there, we avoid allowing the GOOD to happen to us, for us to get MORE out of this world, to keep moving up in this life.

We refuse the GOOD to happen to us, because we are so scared to fail.

But we are human, we are vulnerable. This is a good thing. This gives us emotion and drive, and most of all it gives us heart. We need heart and passion in order to survive in this world. Along with this, comes fight. We need a drive and a fight in our souls in order to make us want something, to want something more than what we’ve been given.

To settle would be to waste what gifts we’ve been given. I find to often people think they are weak, un important, that they are a mediocre person with a mediocre life. They think - this is it.

I will tell you this – I will never have a mediocre life. I will never settle. My life is going to be full, powerful, passionate and filled with greatness. There is absolutely nothing mediocre or average here. I will keep pushing, keep growing, keep failing until I finally get it right. My days are filled with surprise and new beginnings; each moment is fresh and energetic. I learn from experience and have no idea where my life will lead me…but I promise you this: my life will be rich and filled with love, absolute and positive fresh love.

"Stop worrying if you're going to be successful or if people like you. The more you stress about these things, the less they happen."

Sometimes we find ourselves in a funk. We are negative and angry at the world. This is normal. So go ahead, curse the sun and the sky and be mad. Let it out and let it be. Sometimes, all the negativity in our lives builds up and breaks us down. This is only temporary. So what, the anger wins. Let it, for a moment. Embrace your emotions, they show you you care. You will bounce back. You will regain your heart, your hope and your energy. The good does come, it just takes work, because life takes work. This we need to understand, we need to accept. Life takes effort and it is worth it. No matter what they say or what you think, life is worth it.
Chose to believe in your abilities, in the possibilities of your life. Don’t settle into mediocrity, don’t assume your life won’t get any better. You make your life what it is, you decide who you get to be, what you will achieve.

So dream big, go after what you want. You can have everything.

Don’t sit back, don’t settle, don’t agree on mediocrity. Chose to smile, chose positivity, to be thankful and full of excitement for your life.

Your life is full and positive and delightful.

We have an energy within us that needs to be spread, that needs to be re-energized, re-fueled, and re born every now and then. We are allowed to lose hope, if only we promise to regain it one day soon.

The good days come with the bad, the negativity is always surrounded with the positive, we just have to fight for it. And I hope you do fight. That you fight for a life you want and one you deserve. 

And I hope you know – you deserve nothing but the best.

‎"Bitterness and un-forgiveness stops you from moving on in life and blocks blessings."

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