There is a call in our culture for everyone to be exactly the same as everyone. To accept everyone who have no desire to better themselves as being okay. We have become to become a society of mediocrity. No longer do we have the drive to become better.
When did it become NOT okay to become better than you are right now?
When someone strives for greatness, they will work heaven and earth to achieve that goal. They will set themselves up to succeed in areas that others have failed. There is no reason to apologize for attaining their personal best.
Yet in our upside down world today, we have seen so many great people forced to apologize for their hard work.
Or become destroyed because they did not need to apologize for achieving their desired objective.
I have seen an increasing number of corporations who have felt that they must embrace those who are not the most perfect ideal for whom to strive. No longer is it okay to depict people with greatness as our role models.
Individuals on TikTok and other social media platforms are becoming offended. Often. And usually because they didn’t feel the need to change the course of their destiny. They felt others needed to change and approve their poor choices.
We are being presented with those who are average at best, criminal at worst. These are to be our new role models.
But to what end?
Exceptional examples of self-discipline and strength of character are demonized. Those who have learned the value of being human are taken down by those less certain of their own self-worth.
What if all those exemplary role models disappear? Would society improve?
Or will it become increasingly inferior in order to please the few?
Where is this leading?
Society is backing itself into a corner. If we continue down this path, every individual will be forced to accept this ideology. They must embrace the decision to remove from society anyone who strives to reach for something higher.
The accused have become the marginalized by the very people who say they are desiring inclusivity. No one will be allowed to disagree.
Are we improving lives of those around us by doing this? Or are we heading toward something less beneficial and unifying?
Strive for greatness…
People instinctively know that if they want to better themselves, they must endeavor to follow ideals greater than where they are right now. That’s part of being human.
If you want to better yourself, you must strive for something beyond what you are right now. You must determine what it is you want to become, then set about striving to achieve it.
If you are content with being the same now as you were yesterday, where will you be tomorrow? You will have to admit that how your life ends lies in the choices you make today. If you don’t try to improve yourself, you will be no further along than where you began.
And there will be no one else to blame for your decisions.
What are your goals?
Do you want to become healthy? Lose weight? Be more patient and humble?
What about overcoming the fears and emotional pain you carry about every day? Would you like to be at peace? Even with your past?
Then seek out those you admire. Find the ones who have already set about and achieved that goal. The path forward will now be easier to follow. The trail already blazed.
There is never an excuse to remain stagnant. And it is never too late to start.
Staying where you are, or using others or your past as an excuse, will never propel you forward. You will remain chained to your own perceptions.
Instead, choose to rise up above it all. You may not be perfect at it, but you will be better for the effort. And every minute you make that effort is one step closer to that goal. No one else can make that choice. None else the cause of our personal misery.
The choice is up to each one of us.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”– Viktor E. Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning”