Most of us want to achieve greatness. Most of us assume that’s the best thing. Is it?
This article by James Altucher on TechCrunch questions that by looking at The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs.
The article is a very refreshing look at mediocrity, as we’re often told to aspire for greatness, and ‘be the best’ but we aren’t all in that 1%. As James says, ‘99% of us are not in the top 1%‘. You see, its mathematically impossible. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have high aims and try and get better and better at what we enjoy doing, but its the focus that’s more the issue. Oh, and understanding that situations outside our control or ‘accidentally no longer failing’ (-some might call this ‘luck’) often play a big part. Its not just about hard work.
The mediocre entrepreneur understands that persistence is not the self-help cliche “Keep going until you hit the finish line!”. The key slogan is, “Keep failing until you accidentally no longer fail.” That’s persistence.
Have a read then drop back here.
Over to you…
What do you think about being mediocre? Can you relate to James Altucher’s article?