I saw this tweet the other day from John that made me think a minute.
See at first I started to say, “ya me too, I am tired of mediocrity and its mediocrityness” but then I realized
Mediocrity calls me to settle
Mediocrity calls me to play it safe
Mediocrity calls me to be content with little
Mediocrity calls me to do nothing
Mediocrity is not sexy or even something to be desired, but it is easy and doesn’t call for much.
For someone who is afraid of failure, mediocrity might just be the best thing to be.
Sunday provides us a day to relax, reflect, and refuel. On Sunday’s I like to sit back and ask a couple of questions. Maybe it sounds a little like those awkward games you play with people you do not know so that you can get to know each other better.
Lets just call it Question(s) for You.
1) Where is somewhere you can go where everybody knows your name?
2) Do you like the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter?
3) July is almost over, I am _______________?
Answer them all or just one….these are questions for you.
This post is apart of a series of post covering the book “Present Perfect” by Greg Boyd. Each chapter has been featured on bibledude.net and today I covered chapter 5, Living in Love. Here is a quick excerpt from my post today:
Perfection has lost its perfection.
The word perfection is one of those words that has lost its meaning. Things like:
This is perfect…Find the perfect fit…The perfect way to lose weight
It seems the word perfect can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In a society that wants to test and measure everything, perfection has to be obtainable. This could be why it always seems that we are judged on perfection. Because truly, we have not done something well unless we have done it perfect.
In chapter 5 Greg Boyd dives into what it means to live a life of love perfectly.
Read more at bibledude.net
A couple of months ago I followed the trend and created a formspring account. Now if you have never heard of formspring let me give you the short version of what it in-details. Formspring is an online service that allows you to ask questions to friends, give answers to questions that have been asked to you, and a great place to learn more about your friends on Twitter and Facebook. By setting up an account you broadcast to the world that your open for questions. I was about 6 questions in when I got this:
A little back story behind this question first. Earlier in the day I got a question from an anonymous person on formspring asking me if I struggle with pornography? My first reaction was, “seriously, you are asking me this on formspring?” I was a little surprised/annoyed with the question because it came from an anonymous person, and is the type of question that deserves a better answer then just a yes or no. You do not go on a first date with someone and ask why they are not married yet? Those type of discussions come after a couple of drinks (I am kidding). Naturally, I did not answer the question. About fifteen minutes after I received the first porn question I received the question above. Feeling that it could be taken that I was hiding something, I gave my reason for not answer the original question and then said that I would like to move that discussion to a different place. Today, I would like to have that discussion.
I am so glad that I was born towards then end of the 80’s. Mainly because the music was terrible, the clothing choices outlandish, and William Shatner partook in commercials like this. Lets be glad that we have things like Playstation 3 and iPhones. I guess you could say I am a child of the 80’s but an adult of the 2000’s or something like that.
Favorite retro video game? Ready Set Comment
Its easy to be a dreamer, everyone is a dreamer, but being a doer is a lot harder.
For a long time I described myself as a Connector.Blogger.Dreamer
But after some thought and some conversation, I realized that I was doing a lot more dreaming then doing.
I do not want to be described as someone who dreamed up a lot of ideas, but as someone who did a lot ideas.