Mediocre is a growth process (photo: Magic Kingdom’s Town Square at sunrise.) There are some places where mediocrity is not tolerated, period. Work there 30 years and see who you become. We don’t become mediocre all at once. Yet we forget this instantly. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.