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Mediocre Efforts, Mediocre Results...

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Are you always trying to accomplish something extraordinary?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Not always...but I tend to find..you get out, what you put in;)

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Yes, even when I'm the only one it benefits. It's what stimulates me to try new endeavors and keep working on old ones.

4. Posted by Bluenose (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

Used to be but having accomplished it I'm happy to do things which are merely worthwhile as opposed to exceptional.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Allelujia! Wocca, come on over here and present this topic to the powers that be. My colleagues call this "la place de la mediocrite" and I've adapted that to "hey, it's good enough".

So, yes, I adhere to the adage that says "If you're going to do something, do it right!". You get out what you put into it! Although I admit slacking on the vaccumming and the dishes. I just really, really hate those...

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Yes tway, garbage in, garbage out...you get out exactly what you put into it. And then people wonder how things never work out for them. There isnt such thing as bad luck in my dictionary, your life is a result of the master plan you mapped out for yourself. You do things well, you do things right, and everything in your life falls into place.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

"... There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos ..." - Jim Hightower

For more mediocrity quotes:
http://www.annabelle.net/topics/mediocrity.php

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Minimal effort with maximum return is what I like!

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Are you always trying to accomplish something extraordinary?

If you are always accomplishing something extraordinary, doesn't it become, by defintion, ordinary?

10. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

If you are always accomplishing something extraordinary, doesn't it become, by defintion, ordinary?

Hmm interesting - similar to the grandfather paradox.

If you travel back in time and kill your grandfather - you won't be born. If you are not born you can go back in time and kill your granfather. Rinse and repeat.

So maybe one should always strive for extraordinary actions? Perpetual greatness? Could work - we may all transcend by the weekend. That would be good.