Mediocrity – the reward of taking no risk

Mediocrity..the reward of taking no-risk !!

In the midst of the herd, there is no risk of being heard,
no need to define , but freedom to opine.
the comfort of familiarity, of people, process and regularity
the sense of total safety, hidden in the perceived solidarity.
The wicked pleasure of watching, the fall of those who dare,
learning their lesson, to stay within the bounds of conformity.
the illusion of leading, in the confines of being led
edging out those, who ever dared to tread.
creating clones of their traits, breeding a community
that rises with the wave, and always expects immunity.
The cancer it breeds, as mediocrity multiplies
Unseen the rot succeeds, and slowly the core dies.

Let go of stagnation, wake up to opportunity
Learn new things and try, the world is full of possibility.
Push the boundaries of capability, creating growth and joy
Live a full life of giving & learning, you got once to experiment, enjoy.


About ifluence

I am an eternal optimist and a very strong believer in the power of influence & belief. It has been my experience that most corporations spend disproportionate time in improving productivity of machines, processes, etc but do mere lip service to improving the real capabilities of people. I have always found that people, who feel connected, listened to and cared for genuinely, create a discontinous and disproportionate level of performance, that far outweighs any productivity increase. I am dedicating this blog to sharing my experiences and perspectives on unlocking the power of people.
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1 Response to Mediocrity – the reward of taking no risk

  1. Loved the play on words, the smooth flip in tone in the last bit, the versatile use of the poetic medium to articulate a deep leadership message. Well said! 

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