Being half-assed never made anyone happy

mediocrity image from blogDid that headline get your attention?It certainly grabbed mine…

First, please know upfront that these words appeared in an article from the blog Brazen Life (credit where credit is due).

Through my ramblings on the internet, I came across it by accident (some long-forgotten link) – and their upfront style of writing attracted my attention. This sentence caught my eye and I just had to run with it; it was just too good to leave alone.

Today I see too many people settling for ‘getting by.’ Just doing enough to satisfy the minimum in almost everything they do.

I am at a loss as to why they would do this to themselves.

Why would people not want to put forth the best possible effort when dealing with life issues? A positive approach to challenging issues will not only contribute to your happiness in the end run, but it might just make a small part of the world a brighter place.

A little too sappy for you? Sorry, but I’m the kind of guy that has watched “Field of Dreams” over 20 times and never tire of the effect that the story has on me. Same with “Pay It Forward” – another tale of going above and beyond what most expect, to share a special emotional human interaction with another person.

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity. –Eric Hoffer

Rediscover yourself as a child – exploring life fearlessly, and devoting yourself to fully experiencing those moments when you share the best of yourself with others; friends, family, coworkers, and strangers.

It won’t be easy, but it will be rewarding.

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