I wasn’t born to be mediocre. It’s a simple enough mantra to have, but a much harder one to embody. Ordinary is easy, extraordinary requires energy. Not just energy, but dedication and determination and some sort of plan to go along with it. I’m already drained.
But it’s a thought I keep coming back to time and time again. That’s why even though there have been significant lulls, I keep coming back with my shower thoughts. This is what gives me energy and purpose (and it’s a core part of my epic five year plan).
The word average makes my eyes roll. Average, basic, standard, unexceptional, forgettable, pointless. If it’s not going to be spectacular, why even bother at all? This was the attitude of younger me, overachieving me, unbroken me. Depression and anxiety are two bugbears of my life I refuse to give in to. That’s why I keep dusting myself off time and time again and keep pushing towards my end goal. The extra mind fucks I carry along with me do make the journey harder at times, but I haven’t lost all determination just yet.
It’s common to hear someone described as ‘having potential.’ But here’s the thing; Potential is meaningless unless you unleash it. There is a level of confidence and conviction required to unleash your potential and these can waver now and again. It’s whether you are winning the fight to stay in control that will determine how much of your potential you see flourish (and I don’t doubt you can do it).
So how about this; let’s stop being adequate; passable; average (*eye roll*). Release your potential and reach for the extraordinary (and yes, I meant for it to sound that cheesy). The plan starts today.
Now hop in the shower and think about what I’ve said. I’ve got more for you come Friday.
The Extroverted Introvert