Status Quo is usually associated with average or mediocre.  In reality it’s not good or bad.  It just states someone’s existing condition.

What is your Status Quo?  Is your life average or mediocre? Are you stuck in survival mode or riding on the coat-tails of past successes.  Are you constantly improving or just existing?  If you’re not careful, Status Quo could mean you’re losing momentum while your competition is gaining speed.

Status Quo – n.  The existing condition or state of affairs.

“status quo.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 25 Jan. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/status quo>.

Say NO to Average:

  • Don’t coast.  When you’re coasting you’re not paying attention to what’s happening in the world around you.
  • Be engaged.  Make sure your actions are intentional and focused on improvement.
  • Promise yourself to not be average or mediocre.

Say YES to Excellence:

  • Always hone your skills.  Keep them sharp by using them.
  • Improve your skills regularly.  Be open to learning more. 
  • Promise yourself to be the best in your field.
  • Don’t do anything half-way, be committed to excellence.