Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Mediocre Inn

Our pastor on Sunday told us of a mountain in the French Alps that has an inn half way up called "The Mediocre Inn". Mountain climbers stop their for a rest on the way to the summit. Mediocre in this instance means the halfway point. He then told us that 80% of the hikers turn around after resting at the Mediocre Inn.

I fell asleep at this point, but my wife told me that he then went on to say that far too many people settle for mediocre, instead of reaching their goals.

I think it's something good to think about when I'm out running. Don't settle for mediocre. Run past the mediocre inn and reach your goals.

That, and get more rest so I don't miss out on good sermons.


p.s. I haven't blogged for awhile, so I'm making up for it with three today.


Phil said...

Hi Pat. This is the BLOG reference to the "Mediocre" Inn. This is the only reference I could find and highly doubt that it is anything more than an illeteration. Médiocre doesn't mean half way in french. Used as a noun, it means a mediocre person, used as an adjetive, it means mediocre

aggie jogger '77 said...

Hi Pat,
I've not stopped in before but we seem to be close to equals in our times. Would enjoy staying in touch and invite you to my blog anytime. I just recently ran my first half marathon distance and was pleased with the outcome.

Spark Driver said...

I now it probaly wasn't intentional but the point where you fell asleep had me cracking up hehe.

Irene said...

Great point to your post! "Don't settle for mediocre. Run past the mediocre inn and reach your goals."

I needed that right now.

J~Mom said...

Great message!! Now stay awake next time! LOL

Firefly's Running said...

Nice post, Pat!

Jenny (J-Wim) said...

Awesome, loved the story. Glad to see your back writing again!