Rid yourself of mediocrity.

You can’t avoid the inevitable. It hits you. On a random Wednesday night as you’re walking to your car after the gym. It happens at the exact moment that you finally feel like you’re strong enough to really enjoy the little things again. The situation gets hashed out just once more... as if you needed to be put in the middle of an exhausting circumstance for what seems like the millionth time.

But sometimes that millionth time is what you need for the scale to finally balance itself out. That millionth time finally puts you in the position to get rid of all the lies and insincerity that’s been concealed by a pretty face and a few sly conversations.

The inevitable comes at you for a reason. It hits you so that you can finally accept that you don’t need to tolerate mediocrity. I’m a big believer that you have a choice in everything that you do. So choose to surround yourself with good people, those who make you laugh and smile and feel grateful to be alive. Choose to stick up for yourself, especially against those who may have previously had a strong upper hand in your life. Choose to speak your mind, even if it scares the daylights out of you and you know that the outcome of your words will likely be the breaking of your heart. Choose to start all over again. If your past hurt you, leave it there. Embrace the lessons you learned but then shut the door and don’t look back.

Screw mediocrity. Strive for the best, accept only the best, and in due time, that is exactly what you will get.

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