This is a quote from: Jean Giraudoux
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
- Jean Giraudoux
Another way to look at that is when someone's chosen maximum is the required minimum. I think it is sad when people have so much potential but choose not to use it. There are a number of unhappy people in this world. There repressed poets, unpublished writers, and a whole host of other people with raw talent just waiting to get out of them in order to enrich the world; but many of these people sadly will never share their gifts. Maybe it is because the work is too hard, or because they have fear of failure, or even a fear of success. I couldn't say for anyone in particular except for myself.
I simply know that each of us is at our very best when we are doing what we were made to do. I love to train. I love to work with people and find ways to bring out their uncultivated, or possibly even hidden talent. I want people to be their very best. I want them to shine. But in reality, I would be miserable if I did anything else. I would make a lousy CPA. I am way too social. I wouldn't get enough done. I would not be good as a farmer. I just don't do well mechanically. But there are people that were designed to do just those things.
Over 80% of college graduates go to work in a field unrelated to their major. After five years, more than 60% of college graduates still work in a field unrelated to their major. It is no wonder that people don't want to give their all. That is not where their passion is!
There are three key components to finding the right career for you, the one that you won't be able stay away from once you start. You must have a fit with your personality, your cognitive or thinking style, and your work-type interests. If you fit in each of these three areas, you will love what you do.
So, what is it that you were meant to do? What do you get fired up about?
I have a few more tips and tricks on one of my other sites: http://www.workforceready.net.
Take a look through it or visit my main site at: http://www.murfsystems.com.
Remember the words of Abraham Maslow... "If you intentionally become less than you are capable of being, then I warn you, you will be unhappy for the rest of your life."
To your success,