What is the motive for mediocre?
What is the motive for shoddy?
What is the motive for partial, incomplete? Or even for fairly well done. Or just good enough.
Rebellion and Pride with a dash of rejection:
“Nobody’s going to tell me what to do. It’s fine to be just good enough. I just don’t think it’s required.
If they don’t like it, tough. I don’t want to be around people like that anyway.
I’m not going to put on some act. I’m not going to put on a big show.
I’m not going to dress up. I’m just not a fancy person.
I don’t feel comfortable trying to be that way. People just have to accept me for who I am.
This is just the way I am, and the way I’ll always be.”
Proverbs 12:1 – “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.”
Proverbs 13:18 – “Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.”
Proverbs 19: 20 – “Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.”