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Don’t Settle for Mediocrity – Marlina Hunt-Clark

I tried being average it just didn’t work for me. I went through school making average grades. I did activities not striving to be the best but doing enough to participate. In life God had a different plan for me. I would be put in positions where I had to get up in front of people to speak or act in plays where I had the main part. I often fought with the thought of doing it not because I couldn’t but because of fear. Although once I got in front of a crowd my mindset would switch. I knew that I didn’t want to sink so I had to swim. My first-time speaking, I had a terrible fear standing in front of an eager crowd. My legs and hands shivered. thumb-1013968_1280Your mind becomes blank. Really, you would rather die than be there because that seems like the only relief. The good news is that you simply persist and learn to overcome the fear. True success in life can only come by not settling for mediocrity, we should always strive to achieve and get the most out of life that we possibly can, it is only when we push ourselves and give it all we’ve got can we then give ourselves a pat on the back for a job well done. Success in life depends on self-discipline and not giving in at the first hurdle you come across or going into a project only half- heartedly, by pushing yourself that little bit further you will be surprised at what you are capable of achieving; this is what separates the winners from the losers or the successful from the unsuccessful. All people say that they want to succeed in life at whatever they do but very few are willing to actually push themselves them little bit further in order to achieve their goals, and this is why some of us succeed in life and others fail. How well you succeed is all about how bad you want the success, what it means to you, are you willing to succeed a little or are you willing to go the whole way and beyond to achieve a higher status and be outstanding? My book, “Creating A Wealthy Mindset” took me six years to complete. I started writing and then I just stopped one day. The next step seemed to be too hard for me and I didn’t push to go further. It wasn’t until later that I experienced life and learned somethings on the way that taught to complete what I started.


We all start out with the best of intentions when racing towards the goals we have set, we shoot out of the starting gate and run down the straight but many of us fall back at the first hurdle, we don’t push, we run out of steam when the going gets tough and don’t pause to catch our second wind but come to a halt and give up, or stumble on half -heartedly and cross the line in second or third place at best. Those who do have the winning streak in them, who know that with a little extra push and a pause to catch their breath and then a final sprint down the home straight and past the winning post a head in front of their competitors are the ones that end up with the glory and true success in life. Of course all those who are successful don’t just rely on pushing themselves; all winners have a strategy and are willing to be flexible on their way to success because life has a way of throwing many different spanners into the works along the way. We have to be able to adapt to these unexpected happenings when they occur and not get bogged down, we have to take them in our stride, skip around them and continue in the race.

  • Never settle for anything less than giving it you’re all These are some tips that helped me to remember to never settle for anything but your best no matter what the project is
  • It doesn’t matter how big or small the project put your all into getting it completed
  • If you think you have given it your best shot, pause and ask yourself “could I improve”
  • Plan our your project but always be willing to make changes and work your way around the unexpected
  • It’s ok to pause but get back into the race and carry on until you pass the winning post.
Marlina Hunt-Clark
“Hustlehard” is in huge demand as a seminar leader and empowerment coach. Her participants give her the highest marks as she delivers common sense, practical, and proven strategies that are guaranteed to enhance your techniques and improve your performance in living your best life. Marlina “Hustlehard” Hunt-Clark has been a leading educator and researcher in the field of education for over 15 years.

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