When I write (or speak) for my audience, I rarely use words like incompetence, mediocrity, outstanding, or excellence. It’s not because I don’t think they’ll understand what I’m saying, but, rather, it’s because I don’t use those words when I think (or explain stuff).
But, when you put all those words together — and in the right sequence — it helps create the picture of possible gaps. So, here it goes:
It takes far more energy to go from incompetence to mediocrity than it does to go from outstanding to excellence.
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