One of the biggest battles you will face pursuing a Renaissance Life is mediocrity.
Every so often I will have a strong feeling of being mediocre. It comes in waves, a feeling of less than. ‘Am I good enough to do this?’ ‘What if I don’t have it in me to be like the influencers I follow?’ ‘How can I possibly compete with the Tim Ferriss’s and Seth Godin’s of the world?’
But then I catch myself because I’m ‘comparing my inner life to their outer life’.
They have been in similar shoes I’m in. They have faced and overcome their own challenges to get where they are.
They put in the work. They have forged determination and made it happen, with skill, belief and a little luck.
Stop comparing yourself to others, instead start comparing yourself to who you want to be. Strive to be the best you, and live up to it. The more we care, the better off we are. Never give in to mediocrity, or to the lie that you are not good enough to make your goals happen.
You are not made to live a mediocre life. You were made for an extraordinary life.
So go out and make your life extraordinary.
Our mentors battled mediocrity and ultimately become who they set out to be. And so can you and I.
— Josh Waggoner
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