The ‘mediocre’ personality

Like it or not, “mediocre” describes the largest slice of the workforce, so here is a look at the popular “mediocre” personality types.
Remember ‘3 Idiots’, the Bollywood flick that went on to become a mega blockbuster ?  Well, the message in the movie was loud and clear :  Listen to your heart, follow your passion and step away from the mundane chores of life.  While we all want to make the essence of the movie our ‘mantra’, in reality, the situation is pretty different.  Believe it or not, we often love to indulge in ‘MEDIOCRITY’, as that allows us to slip into this cosy, comfort zone, which we find difficult to abandon. 
Take a sneak peek at stereotypes of ‘mediocrity’ and decide for yourself which category you identify with.
**The ‘HARDWORKING’ mediocre :  “No news is good news’.  You have often heard this saying, right ?  Well, a typical “hardworking” person who is very diligent, describes a perfect life with this punch-line.  Sure, in hard work, you can’t beat him.  Give him a task and he meets the deadline five minutes before the stipulated time.  A “hardworking” mediocre shirks taking risks and is therefore often hesitant in taking up new challenges.  He is happy at being adept at mediocrity.
** The ‘BORED & FATIGUED’ mediocre :  Now, this one’s problematic.  These are people who are thoroughly “bored and fatigued” with life —– be it their mundane jobs or with their equally monotonous lives and  this combination couldn’t be deadlier.  They often ask this question to themselves : why does life suck so much ?  My advice : stay away from them.
mediocre** The ‘CHAMCHA’ mediocre :  Now, this is a rather common category, as I am sure you have plenty on your list.  They mould their ways to fit into everyone else’s shoes but their own.  So, more often than not, they land up becoming “chamchas” of other ‘larger’ mortals around.  The problem with them is they have devoted too much of attention to the people around them —- be it in their professional, social or personal life.  If the “chamchas” want to foray into a brighter zone, it’s high time that they live on their own terms and conditions.  Once they rise up, they can do much better.
 ** The ‘LUCKY’ mediocre :  This is an offshoot of the previous category ——– the ‘chamcha’ mediocre.  In this classification, people don’t know much, they are not too adept at work (there are actually others who are far better than they), yet they are achievers in their own right, thanks to their Godfathers.
** The ‘SHORTCUT’ mediocre :  Lots of ambitions but no patience —- this is an apt description for the people who ‘qualify’ for this category.  They are always busy —— bust scouting for the ‘shortcuts’ around.  They are happy to meet people’s expectations and have no qualms about not exceeding them.  
**The ‘MISFIT’ mediocre :  A lot of times, people stuck in this situation may dread to spell it aloud, as it may require them to change or restructure a big part of their lives, yet they must do it.  They should chase the muse within, mull over the things that they enjoy doing the most and carve out something that suits them.  After all, no one in this world should spend time doing things they are not good at or live in situations that are not meant for them.
So, all in all, if you want to exceed your competition, make sure you pick up a fight with the “mediocrity” within you and take a leap forward.
———–Anisha Motwani.

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