Fair to middling is defined as just above average, so so, mediocre, moderate, commonplace, ordinary.  Would you attribute any of those descriptors to yourself ?  I hope not, because we are all capable of greatness!  What we have to stop doing is waiting for those hopes, dreams, and wishes to come true and start creating  what we want.  Surprisingly, not everyone is willing to give what it takes or stick with the task long enough to see the results of success.   

Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t”, is one of the country’s elite business consultants for some of the top Fortune 500  companies.  However his concepts can be adapted to every day life as well.  Jim Collins believes that failure to some extent is largely self-inflicted, and recovery lies within our own hands.  He goes further to say: 

GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT. And that  is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of organizations never become great, precisely because the vast majority become quite good-and that is the main problem.

 Decide today to make your vision a reality at it’s fullest potential!

Today’s Top Five Topic:  Rising above fair to middling, what you should know.

    Find your passion; the thing you are just genetically built for.

    Become the expert on what you know or do.

:.   Network with others; share, learn and grow.

::   Don’t give up too soon; “No” does not mean never, it means not right now.

::.  Give it your all everyday; practice makes perfect.

Share what has encouraged you to be your best?

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  1. Life its self as inspired me to be my best and God has encourged me to trust him in all that I do. And always accept the good in my life and others.

    • Hi Sandy,
      Thank you for taking the time to share what inspires you. You are always such an encouragement to me. I appreciate you and all your wisdom.

      Peace and blessings,

  2. We have so many copies of this book around my office. I said I was going to read it last year and totally havent! But after reading this post I am def. taking a copy home today! I dont want to be good at what I do I want to be great! Thanks Lisa for the awesome post today!

    • Hi Danielle,
      Thank you for enjoying my Top Five Friday post. I am glad to hear that the post has sparked your interest in learning more about the philosophy of Jim Collins. Wishing you much success in your quest to be the best in all that you do!

      Peace and blessings,

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