I’ll be the first to admit I struggle with being mediocre. Lukewarm. It’s so easy for me to be lazy in my walk, having a disengaged mind. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just that in the course of a mundane day, it’s easy to put your head down and focus on the details of what you’re doing and forget the bigger picture. At the very best, I fail to take advantage of the opportunities to glorify God to the fullest. At the worst, I set myself up for all sorts of temptations.
So I found this quote from Urban Meyer inspiring the other day. He wasn’t speaking of spiritual things, but he was speaking of truth. He said this to the Ohio State football team after the first day of practice:
It’s so easy to be average. you know it as well as I know it. You just practiced. It’s the first day, cheering and all that kind of stuff and I still saw average. It takes a little something to be special, doesn’t it? It takes a little something special to be a great player. We don’t have enough great players. To hell with that! We don’t want to coach average. I don’t want to be around you, why be around average? Did you push yourself to be great today? Did you do it? If you didn’t do it, you lost a day. We don’t got many days to lose. We’re going to push your ass like it’s never been pushed. Because what you’ve got in you, we’re gonna find out, ok? I’m gonna find out. And if there’s a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?