HOW TO FIGHT THE BARRIER OF MEDIOCRITY

Mediocrity is the quality of being average or not very good, while barriers prevent people from moving forward. Our actions and thoughts may hinder us from being extraordinary. Everyone on earth is liable to barriers, irrespective of the task ahead. It all depends on our attitude towards it. Below are some ways we can fight mediocrity.

The first thing is to have a goal. Most people do not have a specific purpose. They do something either because other people are doing it or feel it’s just a way of life. I was shocked when I once overheard a university student say to his friend that he did not care about his grades. All he wanted was to go to school, collect his certificate and move on with his life. His friend was trying to caution him, but he didn’t even mind a Third Class. The student had no goal and cannot be extraordinary.  Thomas Edison had a dream to create the electric bulb, and he did it years ago.  Today, his name is lingering on. Ben Carson had a goal of being a neurosurgeon. he is today one of the pioneers in his field.

The second thing to note is determination and dedication. You might have a goal, but are you determined and dedicated to accomplishing it? Thomas Edison had a dream, but he was also determined and dedicated to it even after failing a hundred times. If you read about Ben Carson, you would know that his journey was not comfortable, but his determination and dedication paved the way for him despite the barriers.

The last thing to note is never to give up. No matter the barriers, keep pressing forward. Thomas Edison said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.” The surest way to succeed is always to try just one more time. You never can tell when you will excel.

In conclusion, Michael Bassey Johnson said, “There’s no greater secret on how to attain a greater height, just keep climbing the ladder; don’t look at the dreadful distance, lockup that negative thought today, and fulfill your dreams.” Don’t be satisfied with being mediocre!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aiyedusho Victoria Oluwayimika just finished her senior secondary certificate exam. She is dedicated to success in her academics and future career. She is a member of B2SL Success Hub.

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  • Kingsley
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    Wow 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 inspiring
    I just learnt that having plans and being dedicated are the main ways to fight mediocrity

  • Fortune
    Reply

    Amazing input

    • Oriade praise
      Reply

      This is really inspiring
      I was discouraged before but now some more light has been shed on this

    • Babajide Temiloluwa
      Reply

      This is nice sir, very inspiring

  • Noble
    Reply

    Mediocrity can be overcame by not giving up

    • Sodiq ajadi
      Reply

      Amazing… To find dedicated u must fight for mediocrity

  • Oriade praise
    Reply

    This is really inspiring
    I was discouraged before but now some more light has been shed on this

  • Ajagbe Ayobami
    Reply

    By being mediocrity dose not mean that U have achieve Ur goals or a very good result , while barriers students work forward towards the goals.

  • Ikechukwu Emmanuel
    Reply

    To overcome mediocrity is to set a goal and never give up

  • Suleiman
    Reply

    I am disappointed I didn’t win but this will push me to work harder

  • Sammy 999
    Reply

    Wow, indeed nothing comes without determination and sacrifice

  • Omole Eninlaloluwa
    Reply

    Wow

    What’s an inspiring one

    Thanks

  • Ajani Ayomide
    Reply

    Wow🤭🤭…..I love this write-up, it’s really inspiring and it’s the truth. The most powerful weapon to fighting mediocrity determination and dedication, having made up one’s mind never to give no matter what comes one’s way. That would definitely keep one moving on top.

  • Henry Ibrahim
    Reply

    Clarity of goals and the doggedness to pursue is a powerful way to deal with mediocrity

  • mayowa
    Reply

    Wow…inspiring
    Thanks a lot

  • Blessing James
    Reply

    Great writeup

  • Aruleba Martins
    Reply

    Awesome write up

    • Samad Balogun
      Reply

      Wow ! I really love this . Thanks for shedding more light on the topic , I must say truly that this article is very inspiring . Thank you 🤗🤗

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