The 80/20 Rule and How We Accidentally Talk Ourselves Into Mediocrity

The 80/20 Rule and How We Accidentally Talk Ourselves Into Mediocrity

My worst fear: Mediocrity. It’s such a evasive term – what it means to one person, doesn’t hold true for the next. Thus the complexity of it, but also the freedom. The current “lesson” that’s up for me right now is being overly accommodating – saying yes, when it’s really a no. And I’d say that I’m damn good at saying no. But it was that pesky little 20% that kept tripping me up, pissing me off, and overriding my intuition. It’s that 20% that leads to mediocrity.  What do you do when 80% of you says “yes,” but 20% of you says “no?” Or you can listen here: Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More Most people say yes to be nice, to be liked, to be flexible, accommodating and responsible. Oh GAWD, the responsible word… What if you ONLY said yes to the things that really lit you up, like totally were a 100% YES? Several weeks ago, I was recovering from an intense ear infection. Many lessons evolved from that experience. One of them being the hard-cold truth of everywhere I was saying yes, when it was really a no. It wasn’t major stuff, but then again it was major. That’s when a good friend lovingly reminded me of this, “If it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no.” My advice to her years back, right back at me – staring me down. What will I choose? Will I choose me? Or the “responsible” thing? Will I choose me, or the need to be perceived as flexible, not “too much,” or agreeable? Sigh. So I...

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