Monday, November 10, 2008

The Lie of Mediocrity...

Seth Godin posted the following recently in response to what he called "the lie of mediocrity":

Doing 4% less does not get you 4% less.

Doing 4% less may very well get you 95% less.

That's because almost good enough gets you nowhere. The sad lie of mediocrity is the mistaken belief that partial effort yields partial results. In fact, the results are usually totally out of proportion to the incremental effort.

I'm thinking Seth hit the nail of mediocrity on the head. As someone who's striving to live as a follower of Jesus, I'm challenged by the fact that on my best day I'm not very good... but I still want to bring God my best.

What's your take on
settling for "good enough"?