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Keep Doing 'Mediocrity' Until You Can No Longer Stomach It

Greg Newton | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Newton

We live in a culture that shouts in our ear that we must become successful. That we must kill any "averageness" within us, and replace it with boldness, exceptionalism and success. (After all, "settling" is practically the worst crime you could possibly commit in our self improvement culture.)

The Mess of Mediocrity

Christine Carter | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter

Mediocrity is messy. I live in it, I know. It messes with your mind. It messes with your perspective. It messes with your heart. It messes with your...

10 Things Mediocre People Do Before Breakfast

Julia Bush | Posted 07.22.2016 | Comedy
Julia Bush

Research shows successful people do all kinds of stuff in the morning. They meditate. They do rooftop yoga wearing only socks. They make their families four-course breakfasts with homemade granola and spend time really getting to know one another. Then there are the rest of us.

3 Forces That Keep You From Unleashing Your Best Work

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

Our culture tends to celebrate and even obsess over strong personalities and individuals who have achieved some level of fame or who have apparently achieved greatness as a result of their own efforts.

Why University Students Aren't Amazing Anyone, and What They Can Do About It

Karl Gude | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Karl Gude

"You don't become a designer because you took a class in design, you become a designer because you're a slut for design." I said this to a group of 300 design students at Michigan State University and posted it on my Facebook page.

The Top 5 Reasons Women Doubt Themselves -- And Shouldn't

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

We're convinced mediocre isn't going to cut it and face the pervasive belief that today's women can and should have it all: great career, hot sex, well-behaved children and granite counters.

Joy Resmovits

Denver School Performance Increases Slightly As Colorado Sees Flat Test Scores Overall | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Denver Public Schools officials say standardized testing results released Wednesday that show a small performance bump in middle school students are a...

The Devil Wears Puma: When Mediocrity and Ambition Collide

Shaena Henry | Posted 06.11.2011 | Style
Shaena Henry

Anyone who works in the fashion industry can confirm that The Devil Wears Prada is a piece of non-fiction work. At some point in our careers, we all ...

The Last Decade & Mediocrity: A Look Ahead

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

There's a Kurt Vonnegut short (very short) story called Harrison Bergeron. In it the United States Handicapper General, under the auspices of the 211t...

TARP, Octuplets and the Triumph of the Mediocre

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Weber

American culture, having had its higher ambitions whittled down most notably during the Bush years, perpetuates messages which teach us that it's okay, indeed preferable, to be downright mediocre.

"We Are Not Alone"

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

Choose to read up on the crap that seems like opinion (blogs) but in many cases is knowledge passed subtly from a source to someone with an eagle eye.