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“Not guilty”, on all accounts, of mediocrity

Submitted for your consideration

There is a voice of dissent, defeat, and discouragement bringing an indictment against my client’s dreams today.

It seeks to prosecute the life of spiritual and material prosperity that is theirs by right.

It charges them with not being worthy enough, smart enough, qualified enough, skillful enough, and fortunate enough to be, do, and have all that matters to them.

It’s arguments may have seemed compelling at a past time, but there has always been a gaping hole in this case:

Every bit of evidence obtained against my client has been done so without proper recognition of fundamental principles and should therefore be deemed inadmissible in the court of Higher Intelligence.

The simple fact is that they were never properly informed of their rights.

Because they didn’t know any better, they made all sorts of incriminating confessions in the past about how unworthy they were of life’s best and their dreams have been locked away all this time because of the reality they’ve created through those confessions.

I am not here to set them free, but I know a truth by which they can set themselves free. I’m not here to surmise or speculate. I’m only here to iterate what their already existing rights have always been.

Through an honest recognition and assessment of these rights, it is my hope that every charge made against their potential be overturned.

The right to well-being

Allow me to submit as evidence a declaration of the following rights:

You have the right to remain silent concerning any result you do not wish to manifest in your life. Everything you say can and will produce a corresponding manifestation in your outer life. Others will tempt you to join them in their pessimistic musings on the world, but you are not obligated to join them EVER.
You have the right to think encouraging thoughts and speak empowering words about your life. If you cannot think of any such thoughts and words, you are free to consult those who are successfully creating the results you desire to have. You never have to adopt beliefs that don’t work for you and the people who advise you. You are free to form your own perceptions.
You have the permission to be the predominant creative force in your own life and the power to be the deliberate creator of your own experience. 
While you can choose to surrender your fate to the jurisdiction of others, God is your real judge and you are the sole juror concerning your life’s affairs. Whatever verdict you pronounce, so long as it is consistent with the divine edict of well-being, is irrefutable and cannot be overturned by any outer authority.
It seems evident that charges of mediocrity have been laid at my client’s feet while, in reality, there is no support for such unwarranted speculation. Had my client been sufficiently aware of their rights, they would have never voluntarily offered a confession of lack and limitation. Surely, in light of this more expanded understanding, their past acts of pessimism will have no bearing on the future of well-being which is their just due.
Lastly, I would like to introduce a highly significant strand of evidence that was blatantly disregarded in the former case.
Some might consider this to be my bombshell:
A sample has been taken of my client’s soul and the result of that investigation is that God was found in their DNA. There is simply no way to interpret this data, but to conclude that greatness is in their  genes.

With God as our judge and the laws of Love & Light as our guide, I urge each one of you to do your duty as the juror of your own lives. I humbly request that everyone here looks deep into his or her own heart and find THIS PERSON to be “not guilty” on all accounts of mediocrity.

With complete faith that I have placed the responsibility of such a monumental verdict in the right hands, I rest my case.

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity, your honor.

T.K. Coleman


Is it safe to play it safe?

“The cost of not pursuing a dream is greater than the cost of failure.” -Jeff Goins

Is there really such a phenomenon as playing it safe?

I suppose one could make an intelligent case that some activities are more risk free than others. Sitting on my couch watching television seems to be safer than bungee jumping. Investing money in penny stock seems  much riskier than hiding money under my bed. There’s clearly a common sense element to this notion we’d all benefit from understanding. However, the admonition to play it safe can also be a major dream killer if one doesn’t place it in a broader context.

In almost all cases where someone speaks of playing it safe, they’re thinking  in terms of what is 1) physically harmless  2) economically conservative or 3) NOT socially embarrassing.

But what happens to our concept of safe if we add the following two categories into the mix: what is 1) psychologically palatable and 2) spiritually satisfying?

Does it then become possible that every decision is risky and safe at the same time, but in a different sense?

Is it possible that by playing it safe in one sense, we are placing ourselves at great risk in another?

In relationship to what, exactly, are we playing it safe?

As you consider making plans and setting goals, are you focused solely on not losing money,  avoiding discomfort, or escaping the possibility of embarrassment?

Is your concept of playing it safe causing you to put your happiness at risk? By not taking any chances, are you playing Russian roulette with your spiritual legacy?

In light of the four categories of risk I’ve mentioned, what if there is no such thing as playing it safe at all?

If there is no such thing as playing it safe, what should the basis of your decisions be?

You tell me! I’d love to hear your thoughts.


T.K. Coleman

If you liked this post, check out:

1. Are you good enough to be bad?

2. Excuses are great, but they don’t create.

3. Beware of advice

4. The productivity of play

Questions from an Angel’s Advocate: 6 questions to ensure you’re qualified to live your dreams

#1. What college degree do you need to be you?

#2. What professional license do you need to be honest with yourself about what you really want out of life?

#3. What daytime talk show do you need to make an appearance on before you give yourself a big break by endorsing your own dreams?

#4. What politician, celebrity, priest, pastor, or family member needs to pat you on the back before you can begin taking some kind of action to create what matters to you?

#5. How much money do you need to become worthy of the personality and passions God gave you for free?

#6. How many of your critics need to change their mind about you before you can stop talking about them and get back to the work that stokes your fire?

Were these questions helpful? If so, let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to consider them.


T.K Coleman

Full-time tough-minded optimist
Part-time Angel’s Advocate
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