We’ve all heard it, “There is no ‘I’ in team.”
But, guess what? “Mediocrity” begins with “me.”
We may not accept mediocrity from ourselves. We may hold ourselves to high standards. We may work hard to be the best we can be at whatever it is we are doing.
But, if we accept mediocrity from those around us, especially those we lead, we are allowing mediocrity to spread. Not just allowing it, but fostering it. Feeding it. Nurturing it.
If we accept “good enough” from those around us, our combined effort has no chance of becoming any more than mediocre.
I don’t know about you, but I refuse to be mediocre. Mediocre is not fun. And if we agree that we won’t accept mediocrity from ourselves, we must accept our role in boosting the performance of those around us.
Stop accepting mediocrity. Right now. Halt its spread. Refuse to accept it. From yourself, or from others.