Living to be mediocre will kill your desire to achieve ANYTHING worthwhile.
Just because you want an abundance of something does not mean you're not humble or grateful.
Whenever you’re working to become better, it's amazing how many financially broke people tell you that you need to be satisfied with where you are. They tell you things such as:
You need to be grateful that you’ve got a job. Why are you complaining about where you are in your career?
You need to be grateful for what you have. There are children starving in Africa that wish they had what you had.
The one thing you should look at when people tell you these kinds of things is this:
THEY’RE COMFORTABLE WITH BEING AVERAGE.
It’s the cold hard truth.
Your family and friends have settled for average and when you set out to want more, they’re the first ones to tell you that you need to be more humble and grateful.
In all honesty they’re looking out for you but to be blunt, they don’t want you to succeed any higher than them. Don’t think so? I’ve seen sibling rivalries get out of hand based on financial competition.
So how do you get past this roadblock without hurting their feelings?
Your commitment must be strong for what you want to accomplish. If you’re not 100% all-in committed to creating happiness in your life, then you will fall for any negative comment that your family and friends throw at you.
Don’t try to change their minds about you taking financial risks. They will tell you every failure story under the sun because they don’t want to see you get hurt. But will they tell you someone who became successful at what you’re trying to do? Will they support you