Imagine what it must have been like to be Mr. Smarty Pants himself. Don’t think for an instant that he did not experience push back on his ingenious ideas (theory of relativity), his personal choices (being happily married to his first cousin) or his crazy hair! I think that the force in which his mind, spirit and passion sang, created situations that were sometimes hard to take. Not that it made him right or wrong in his thoughts and actions, perhaps just incredibly challenging and controversial. But whatever else, he was certainly a happy man.
How do you get yourself out of YOUR mediocre mindset? Finding and developing your own great spirit is a task well rewarded by a peaceful existence. Don’t let your thinking and negative “self-talk” be your own version of violent opposition.