Cause at the end of the day,
Ordinary = not good enough = failure
Not ordinary = better than the rest = success.
And admittedly, it takes courage to move past mediocrity into the land of "better than the rest".
Walking out of a comfy relationship when you think you think you deserve more than the few morsels of someone's attention and time that you currently get by on ...
Taking an exam that 10^5 students in the country take and only 800 can pass, despite being well aware of the odds ...
Taking up that offbeat profession with no contacts, no godfathers, no nothing to help you shine while everyone else you know is still walking the cushy foreign degree road ...
I just realized 2: It probably takes even more courage to live amidst mediocrity with the cognizance that it is indeed mediocre.
You know what I mean? I realize there's millions of people out there who live the lives they do simply because they know no better and in their paradigm of the world, this is as good as it gets. I'm not talking about them.
I'm talking about the people who make choices and even when those choices turn out to be disappointments and life threatens to turn into a mediocre series of days and nights, still stick by their committments and don't run, simply because they have way too much integrity. I'm talking about them ..
Women (or men as the case may be) staying in marriages that didn't happen of their own accord, done to keep families happy (yeah, it happens..)
Employees stuck in mediocre jobs that they have no passion for, because they have families to support and cannot afford to rock the delicate boat that rests on the single income they bring in ..
If that isn't courage, what is?
*erm, yeah... in the battle of the thinking mind vs. sleepy body, the mind wins 1-0*