They are never good enough.
They’re okay, but never enough to stand out.
They’re just sort of there. Filler.
Even though they work hard
Even though they try their best.
But what does it matter when everybody
Is doing the best they can?
Then they are all the same.
A homogeneous sea of consistency.
Going beyond the requirements
But unable to surpass
The achievements of others.
Those in charge still adore them
Because they have mastered how to
Exceed the obligations.
But when they’re all overachievers
They are all the same.
Toeing the line between being
Unsure which will lead to a better result.
Is it better to follow the tried-and-true path to success
Or is it better to be innovative?
Whatever they choose
They continue to work hard.
Sometimes it doesn’t even matter
Because everyone else is working just as hard.
Some of them give up
Into what they believe
Are the depths of mediocrity.
Then, they either continue
Or they learn to let go.
To let go from the constant pressures,
The ever-present expectations
Because some people
Endeavor to completely meet
Somebody else’s expectations.
Dare to be controversial
Good for them.
But not all of them can stand out.
It’s okay to just
But even then, they still find themselves
Wishing they were good enough.
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