What is aggressive mediocrity?
- ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression.
“he’s very uncooperative and aggressive”
|synonyms:||hostile, belligerent, bellicose, antagonistic, truculent; More|
- pursuing one’s aims and interests forcefully, sometimes unduly so.
“an aggressive businessman”
- insignificance, indifference, inferiority, meanness, ordinariness, unimportance, poornessShe lamented the mediocrity ofcontemporary literature.
- nonentity, nobody, lightweight(informal), second-rater, cipher, non-person Surrounded by mediocrities, he seemed atowering intellectual.
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius” [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Valley of Fear]
If you put these two terms together, what do you get? Forcefully pursuing ordinariness in life, or in this case, the game of golf. We all tend to be and get complacent in our lives and especially in our golf games. What is good enough? Is good enough good? Why is the word enough related to golf? Or our lives for that matter?
This game of golf is a war at times, a war with our selves. We would like to improve and when we do, we set a goal and achieve that goal, why do we seem to stop improving or become complacent with our golf games? Only you can answer. What if you did that in your life? Maybe you do. But not me, and many like me want to improve and continue to see and experience improvement. Maybe in certain aspects of you game, but as a game as a whole, I want and strive to have all the aspects come together to provide me with sustained success.
From round to round we experience ups and downs and we want to experience more ups than downs. How do we do that? Well, I believe it starts with recognizing your success and how far you have come as a golfer and reward yourself with compliments, and still strive to improve my game and all its aspects. It is a bit oxymoronic, but the game of golf is too.
So I ask you to a look internally and find out where you are and where you want to be. Strive to be better and do whatever it takes to do it. If it requires more practice, play, and instruction, and are you willing to do it? To what degree or level is up to you and your time commitment. We all have other facets of our lives that require time.
So with that being said, Are you going to let yourself experience Mediocrity or are willing to improve and be happy with yourself and your golf game. I am here for you to experience the happiness and joy that comes with doing your best and loving, living, and being a better golfer. Who knows, you might even become a better person too.