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Mediocrity -/ˌmēdēˈäkrətē/ – The state or quality of being mediocre; of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate

Many of us live in mediocrity. We no longer dream big. We’ve accepted where we are and don’t strive for what we once wanted.  Some of us can’t even remember what we wanted most.

I know just how easy it is to lose sight of our dreams and goals, but fear not, there are ways to get back on track!

1. Write them Down– There is something powerful about seeing your thoughts on paper. Be specific!

2. Admit your Scurrreedddd– It’s okay to be scared. What’s not okay is to let fear keep you from accomplishing your goals.

3. Be Positive– When you get discouraged, think about how awesome you’ll feel when you reach what you’ve set out to do!

4. Take Small Steps- It can be overwhelming when you think of what you wish to accomplish, but if you take baby steps, those small victories will eventually lead you to your goal.

5. Don’t give Up– For all of us there will be hiccups along the way, but push through! You’ll learn so much about yourself if you do.

“There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.” Orison Swett Marden


Orginally posted 4/23/13

  • Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing them, I have my planner that I use for everything. Writing goals, plans, Ideas appointments everything it helps me so much.

  • Baby Isabella

    We find that patience in taking small steps helps us to remain positive and reach our goals x

  • Louise O’Brien

    Love that quote about when you get discouraged, think about how awesome you will feel when you achieve what you set out to do 😊

  • Donna

    Great tips! Def wrote down plans and goals and feel the fear! It helps me 👌🏻👌🏻

  • Fab tips. Writing down my goals helps me.

  • Mummy’s Monkey

    Great tips! I always do so much better with anything if I have written it down. I think it feels more like a commitment

  • Writing down your goals sounds so simple but it is honestly so effective. Half the time people lead such boring lives is because they are so overwhelmed that they don’t even know what they’re reaching for.

  • shoshana sue

    Staying positive and not giving up are really core to this because so many times things don’t go as planned. If you are negative you will easily give up. Great advice!

  • I think writing down goals & dreams is so important. Writing them down makes it more real for me and makes me work harder to achieve it.

  • Marisa Hernandez

    These are such great tips! I love “taking small steps” I need to do that one more often!

  • Love these tips! And agree with you, sometimes writing them down helps to keep us motivated x

  • Melanie Williams

    All these are great tips 🙂 I always write things down and staying positive is key 🙂 x

  • Nichole Freeman

    I love the tips. Sometimes we become discouraged and this is great motivation to keep going.

  • Belema Ronabere

    I love how this is just short and straight to the point. i love the baby steps part, definitely important

  • Joanna

    Writing down your goals definitely helps to keep me motivated. Keeping positive is definitely important too.

  • It’s definitely ok to be scared and to admit defeat but then look at the goal again from a different angle

  • I think that remaining positive and not giving up is definitely key. It is important to be optimistic for sure x

  • I totally agree with writing down your goals, a visual reminder helps! x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I think positivity is key as is not giving up as they can help encourage people to push themselves that bit further.

  • I truly believe in being positive and focusing on what we want to achieve! 🙂

  • Adrienne Audrey

    Small steps are key and even just starting the first small step is so crucial and an easy way to get started.

  • I think the dont give up is a huge tip as its so easy to quit when it feels everything is just too hard

  • Shannon

    These are all great tips to keep in mind. As a new blogger it’s easy to get discouraged or overwhelmed. Definitely important to to keep positive! Thanks for sharing!

  • I agree with taking small steps and diving your goals into a series of smaller ones leading to the big one. This way you can actually see the progress and get motivated to work harder day by day to achieve it.

  • Tyffani Mynt

    This was great advice. I know that writing things down saved my life! And of course, a small step is still a step forward. Love this!

  • Great post, it is sometimes good to be scared as it helps drive you along, and small steps are always better than huge great strides x

  • Divya Budhraja

    I think the “Small Steps” advice is crucial. Any progress made – no matter how small – is a step in the right direction! 🙂

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