Waste our Resources
One of the reasons why most people stay in
Mediocrity is doubtlessly the making of bad choices about their priorities. We all may have at some point and
time made those bad choices that took a good amount of our time, money, and other resources; or even worse: put
us under debt by misusing resources we do not yet have.
A Vice Can Be a Trap;
The Good News: we Can Break Out from it!
Many of those bad choices are made because they
represent some sense of comfort or pleasure, and they can eventually become vices, and even tend to overwhelm
our capacity, or so we may think. A serious commitment needs to be made to adjust our behavior and demonstrate
ourselves that we are stronger than the bad choice or habit. Because We ARE!
All this is not about
Purity, but Integrity,
Nor about Perfection,
Do not take this as a Purity Contest. I am far
from “Pure or Perfect.” Purity and Perfection may forever stand
beyond the reach of Humanity. This is more about respecting ourselves and being at ease with our performance.
Integrity happens when our Principles, Values, and Conduct become aligned one after the other. If we always
behave as if everybody is watching, we may be closer to that status of Integrity. A show of Integrity is “Doing
the right things even if nobody else is present.” It is about
feeling completely satisfied and proud with what we do, how we behave, and who we ARE!
Of course, the less tolerant or more demanding we
become, the most improved our performance will turn all the time. So the bar is constantly being raised and our
standards become a moving target in the right direction. We need to constantly run away from mediocrity! We do
not want to be average.