The board room meeting was in full flow,the top honchos were busy with ppts and discussions.
It was a routine affair,which had no new element to think or brainstrom.
Some of the people were in half slumber since nothing was interesting.Suddenly they were shaken from their 3rd or 4th layer of sleep, “Common guys I have a question for all of you ” said the CEO gauging the situation.
“If you have the choice of being extraordinary or mediocre. How could you choose mediocre!!! How???”
Now as an universal phenomenon there are some of the outspoken nerds who always have something to say were about to start blurring about their stupid ideas when they were interrupted,
“Hold on !! I don’t want any answers now.Go home and think about it, we meet again here after 4 days and I want to hear from each of you about this with proper justification.”
The meeting ended there but the real discussion was about to start now.
Sorry I forgot to tell you, this happened with one of my friends who raised this question to us to get our views.
Here goes my take,
If I am given a choice to select I will choose to be a mediocre rather than being an extraordinary.Sounds strange Uhh ?? 😛
Well majority of so called best things in life come with a price.Similarly being extraordinary and best asks for sacrifices and pain.Now I am not escaping from pain,hard work and sacrifices but my concern is “Is the gain worth the pain or sacrifice ?” OR “Is it necessary to be an extraordinary to achieve the goal ?”
Well my answer is NO. Being a mediocre and an understated person gives me enough freedom and choice to work out the plans to achieve the goal.
I have less BURDEN of expectations so I can focus on my goal easily.I am also not stereotyped to any image.
I can achieve the goal with the luxury of enjoying those small things in life which we generally miss when we are termed as an “extraordinary” since we have an image to maintain.
Sometimes the best of a person comes when least is expected from him.The example can be Indian cricket team when they won the T20 world cup.They performed best since they were devoid of any expectations.They were fearless and gave their best.They enjoyed each moment of their journey and it was the major reason they reached peak.
The same applies in other situations too being just another guy in the crowd also gives enough space and comfort level to a common man to align to you.
Ask any topper of any branch or institute.He will narrate the pain of being one, though he gets all the limelight.It’s very difficult to maintain the position.I have even seen people breaking down after achieving the position since it demanded the sacrifices they could not afford at the cost of their actual dream.It’s lonely at the top.
The treatment given to extraordinary people is not real, its superficialand that is what makes people aloof from him.
Now I would like to hear your opinion, would you choose to be an extraordinary or a mediocre?