Why are men often stuck in mediocre lives? In his insightful book, Poke the Box, Seth Godin points out that “there’s never a problem getting a posse together to fix the broken. The challenge is to find the energy and will to improve the mediocre.” While Seth was talking about fixing business problems, the same principle applies throughout our lives. When something is really broken, people often have sufficient incentive to make the changes necessary to fix it. But when something isn’t broken, it’s just “blah”, “meh”, average, or mediocre, many of us aren’t willing to invest the energy to change it. If we’re going to get where we want to go in life, that needs to change.
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