7 Reasons Why You Will Live A Mediocre Life

Most people love the mental image more than they desire to put in the work to get it. They are more in love with how the idea looks, than with the process of taking part in the actions that it requires to make the idea happen.

When it all boils down, it takes no effort on your part to fantasize about the life or the results we want but it takes 100% effort to make it happen. If it takes up too much time and requires a sacrifice, most people wont even make an attempt and they’ll even go out of their way to justify it by creating excuses, or what I like to call “crutches”.

People will dupe themselves into believing  their own excuses because they don’t want to face the fact that they never really wanted the dream in the first place. If this is you, I’m going to give you 7 brutally honest reasons for why your life will continue to be mediocre.

1. You’re afraid to stand out

People are creatures of habit and rarely like to step outside of what is comfortable. No one wants to be the odd one out, but in order to be #1, you have to be odd. The only way to be noticed is to be peculiarly different, and most people are scared to be themselves in fear of what others will say. Learn to embrace being the lone wolf, no one achieved anything great by going with the crowd

2. You’re just flat out lazy

If you can see yourself crossing the finish line, you are already half way there…all you need to do now is take the necessary actions to get there. The work that it takes to bring this vision to life can be either hard or effortless, it’s all up to your mental attitude and your “why”. Most people don’t do want to do the work it takes because their “why” is not strong enough. They want the success and everything that comes with it, more than they want to accomplish the goal, when in fact, success is a byproduct of the accomplishment. Having the proper perspective and a sense of purpose is the antidote to laziness.

3. You fear what your family and friends may think

Most dreams are extinguished before they even get started because most people are fearful of what others may think and say about them. It’s normal to seek the support  and validation of the ones closest to you, but when you have a vision that only you can see, you have to learn how to develop a thick skin and selective hearing. People will congratulate you for accomplishing something that they themselves believe they can do, but the moment you mention doing something that they believe is out of their grasp, you open yourself up to ridicule and negative feedback. Embrace it, and continue on. Its your vision and no one else needs to see it, if you can see it.

4. You lack imagination

The most detrimental thing any of us has ever been told, is to be realistic. Ideas that change the world are not “realistic”, they are revolutionary and they are ideas that the world has never seen before, hence the overwhelming impact of the idea to a point where the world has no choice but to change. Amazing ideas bring about extraordinary results. In order to get big, you have to think big. Not only should your thoughts be colossal but you have to believe in the reality you’re creating more than you believe in the current reality that you are now experiencing. In order to get to a destination, you have to see it first and experience it long before you get there.

5. You’re afraid of failure

We all would love to get it right on the first try, what ever it is that we are working toward, but failure is a key part to the process. Failure is where we learn about ourselves and we are able to see what works and what doesn’t work. This part of the process isn’t where we give up and go with something safe, failure is where we get all the answers to the test. When it doesn’t work out the first time, the second or the 50th time, our mistakes teach us the formula that will work the next time we attempt. Failure is where we find the winning lottery ticket.

6. You honestly don’t want it that bad

You aren’t hungry enough. Simple as that. People will fight tooth and nail for something that they really want. The difference between successful people and people who settle is this… successful people never quit. This mindset of never giving up is spurred on by hunger. What motivates one person may not motivate another but as mentioned in the previous points, your “why” is directly tied to this hunger and when your “why” means that much to you, nothing in the world can stop you. Period

7. You have toxic associates

We are the total sum of the individuals that we spend the most amount of time with. Energy is contagious, whether it be positive or negative. If the people you associate with have only been exposed to a life of working with their hands for everything they have ever gotten in life, they wont be able to comprehend an entrepreneurial mindset. You have to surround yourself with people who get it, otherwise you will be sucked back into the collective thought patterns of your peers.

The beautiful thing about being honest with ourselves, is that we have the choice to change the course of how our story will go when we pin point what needs to be changed. Bad habits can be disrupted and new ones formed. We have the choice to be proactive about our lives instead of just allowing life to happen to us. Choose to be great.

 

 

 

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58 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why You Will Live A Mediocre Life

  1. Thanks! I really needed to read this! I am a shy and reserved person who cares too much what others think. Although I have been manifesting my dream over the last couple of years, it has been difficult and with many setbacks due to criticism from others. Also, when you spoke of laziness and sitting back and waiting for it to happen, I had a thought that this could be why manifestation is so misunderstood by many. They want to merely think about it and then wait for it to appear.

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    1. You are very welcome. This piece came from a very low period when I just couldn’t seem to get my engines going but as I reflected on each of these 7 reasons and actually challenged myself, I was able to refocus and start again. I love your response and I’m very grateful that it was able to find a place in you. Be great my friend, don’t let anything hold you back from making an impact and being the highest version of yourself.

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    1. You’re awesome. Thank you for the feedback. The overall goal of this piece was to definitely challenge the reader(s) evaluate themselves just as I did with myself not too long ago using these points to motivate myself after I had temporarily lost my drive. Thank you as well and I hope that all is well with you.

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  2. Hi,
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.
    In response to what you wrote, I recently wrote about blogging mistakes and included many of your tips.
    Janice

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    1. Fabiola you’re amazing and your feed back is truly everything. Your words are inspiring and kind, thank you so much. I love that page myself and all of Danny’s content is just awesome. Thank you for stopping by and I will make sure to shower your blog with love as well. Peace and love to you.

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      1. I’m very glad I stumbled across your blog! I’m reading some of your posts as I speak! Please check out mines as well. I also blog about inspirational topics! Mindset is truly everything. Thank you for sharing!!

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  3. Some of these reasons are really deep and hit the spot. In general, it’s a great topic. I just have a little criticism on Reason No1. It seems like you have to be different, like you have to put an effort to be different. In reality, you either are or are not different. You have to be yourself, your true self, and not deliberately different. Other stuff you said are totally true.

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    1. I could see your reasoning but what I was trying to communicate is that we stand out when are true to ourselves. When people “try” to stand out or try to be different, they most times end up looking like everyone else. I whole heartedly agree with you but I definitely wasn’t trying to convey that people should go out of their way to to stand out. Your feed back is everything and I do appreciate you taking the time out to read this and share your thoughts peace and love to you.

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    1. Mama…you are too awesome. Ever since day one, the connection was natural. It didn’t have to be forced…in my heart, I honestly feel like it was destined from the start before we even knew about each other. I guess you can say I was born from your heart lol! There’s more to follow soon and I will keep you and my other readers informed as well as things begin to develop. I love your soul. Peace and love to you!

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  4. Love the post, all good points. I used to have a nephew (I haven’t seen him in many years) who would come by and tell me all the things he was going to do with his life. I listen to him day after day carry on about what his big plans were. Until one day I said to him, those ideas will only ever be ideas, without action. The next time you come by, tell what you’ve done to start to make those dreams come true. He stopped coming by as often after that :/

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    1. You’re amazing. Please forgive me for the delay, I took some much needed time away from my blog. Thank you for sharing and there will be much more coming along this topic and soon! Peace and love to you.

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