Posted by abdul on 12 Aug 2009 at 10:00 am | Tagged as:
Do you suffer from mediocrity? I ask because it is one of the deadliest form of entrepreneurial virus that spreads its dirty self all over the world without any sort of resistence whatsoever. Being mediocre is a bane on the very act of entrepreneurship and can kill it in blow.
By mediocre, I mean the inability to think something new; do something else that sets you part from the countless others who are doing the same thing. Of course, by being en entrepreneur, you have unleashed your potential to a great extent and successfully broken free off the rat race; but what about breaking away from the mediocre entrepreneurs?
Do exactly what others do, thinking exactly like your cometitors and doing what they do; no contributions of your own; no inputs of your own — all of these are symptoms of being mediocre.
Nothing can kill you faster than this. In entrepreneurial parlance, mediocrity is best defined by “me-too” businesses that mushroom all over the world. For instance, if I know that travel is a big market and for years, I grew up among these travel agents, I’d tend to believe that I could make just as much money if I could just set-up a travel agency just like one of those I saw while growing up.
That won’t work.Period.
What kind of business do you have? Are you a mediocre entrepreneur?