Don't Strive for Mediocrity
In the reality of life you don't get a trophy for just participating. You are here for a reason and it's not to spend what precious time you have on this earth NOT making waves. So why is it that so much of society today is part of what Herbert Hoover called "the cult of mediocrity"? Why do so many of us think we have to be common to get along. This kind of thinking actually goes against our God-given talents and abilities.
It's not only your right, but also your responsibility to strive for excellence. In fact, if you want to make this world a better place while you are here and then leave this world a better place than how you found it, you have to do more than just be mediocre. You must be uncommon. You must strive for greatness.