“Something deep in the human heart breaks at the thought of a life of mediocrity.” ― C. S. Lewis Education & Training
In literature, in media and most certainly in the workplace, mediocrity carries a decidedly negative connotation. Nobody wants to be merely mediocre.
Google “mediocrity” and youll get results such as “What To Do About Mediocrity on Your Team,” and “Mediocrity Is a Virus Heres How to Banish It From Your Life.” Article after article tells us that mediocrity is a slippery slope to complete failure.
Excellence, on the other hand, has become an aspirational gold standard. To strive for excellence is to dodge mediocrity at all costs.
Every day, news outlets publish stories telling us how to emulate the Steve Jobs, the Oprah Winfreys and the Tom Bradys of the world.