In these times which are somewhat difficult, but not insurmountable, I am reminded of two things which I share with you. One is from the poet Wendell Berry, the other from a marketing guru and author of “Tribes”, Seth Godin.
The Real Work, by Wendell Berry
It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
On the Road to Mediocrity, by Seth Godin
Along the way, we settle.
We settle for something not quite right, or an outfit that isn’t our best look, or a job that doesn’t quite maximize our talents. We settle for relationships that don’t give us joy, or a website that’s, “good enough.”
The only way to get mediocre is one step at a time.
You don’t have to settle. It’s a choice you get to make every day.
Let us not ever be found guilty of backing away from a daunting detail or a puzzling predicament. Let us not be found guilty of settling.
Steve McAlilly, MSS President & CEO