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40 Quotes To Inspire You To Not Settle For Mediocrity

Last Updated May 2023

40 Quotes To Inspire You To Not Settle For Mediocrity

Mediocrity is fatal. Do what the majority of people do and you will end up being a slave. Take action and work on your dreams and goals. May these quotes inspire you to not settle for a life of mediocrity and strive for greatness.

“Stop letting your fear condemn you to mediocrity.” Dr Steve Maraboli

“Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself.” George S. Patton Jr

“Something deep in the human heart breaks at the thought of a life of mediocrity.” C. S. Lewis

“The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.” Eric Thomas

“A life of mediocrity is a waste of life.” Colleen Hoover

“Don’t waste your life. No one chooses mediocrity but many settle for it. Never settle.” Anonymous

“Be fearful of mediocrity.” Jonathan Elery

“Don’t settle for mediocrity. Take a chance. Take a risk. Find that passion. Rekindle it. Fall in love all over again. It’s really worth it.” Brian Cranston

“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” Will Smith

“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.” Colin Powell

“Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” Fulton J. Sheen

“You are born into genius. But have you resigned yourself to mediocrity?” Robin Sharma

“And they talked about the mediocrity of provincial life, so suffocating, so fatal to all noble dreams.” Gustave Flaubert

“Don’t follow the crowd into a life of mediocrity. Take the road less traveled and live your dreams.” ATGW

“Without enthusiasm, you are doomed to a life of mediocrity, but with it you can accomplish miracles.” Og Mandino

“Beware the mediocrity that threatens middle age, its limitations of thought and interest, it’s dullness of fancy, it’s too external life, and mental thinness.” Margaret Fuller

“Passionately protest mediocrity.” Anonymous

“Mediocrity is the worst enemy of prosperity.” Henry Ford

“The difference between mediocrity and excellence is often a matter of effort.” Diana Waring

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” Andre Carnegie

“Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity.” Marlon Brando

“You will never see an eagle of distinction flying low with pigeons of mediocrity.” Onyi Anyado

“Nobody rises above mediocrity unless they use the brains of other people.” Napoleon Hill

“Once you have experienced excellence, you will never again be content with mediocrity.” Thomas S. Monson

“Only mediocrity escapes criticism.” John Steinbeck

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent easily recognizes genius.” Arthur Conan Doyle

“The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.” Anonymous

“Better for everyone that you do what you’re really good at and love to do than be yet another example of mediocrity.” John Williams

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” Albert Einstein

“Don’t settle for mediocrity when you were created for greatness. Know who you are.” Anonymous

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” Maureen Dowd

“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.” A. W. Tozer

“My life goal is to silence the voice in my head that screams out for mediocrity.” Anonymous

“Are you really happy or just comfortable?” Anonymous

“Why is it that when a baby is born, we often refer to him or her ‘the miracle of life’ but then we accept mediocrity for our own lives? Where along the way did we lose sight of the miracle that WE are? Hal Elrod

“Mediocrity is self-inflicted. Genius is self-bestowed.” Walter Russell

“If you want to earn a million bucks a year, eliminate mediocrity from your thinking and your life.” John Assaraf

“Some men throw their gifts away on a life of mediocrity, great men throw everything they have into their gifts and achieve a life of success.” Greg Werner

“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.” Anonymous

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” Robin Sharma

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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