There are few of us that want mediocrity in life. That is one reason why you read blogs such as this one. Watch this:
As a chiropractor, I have seen both sides of the story. The individual that wants an average life seems to think that this means stability, or safety. Thinking, “If I want to have an exceptional life, then I really need to gamble with my life.” However, I say this is guaranteed with that attitude, “If you lead a life of mediocre behaviors, health, and attitude, you are destined to never have an extraordinary life.”
Therefore, is it a gamble to try for the extraordinary? Possibly. However, never throwing your money on the table guarantees you have no chance of winning at all.