There's something inside of me that just hates mediocrity. I hate settling for less than the best. I hate the idea that I missed something better God had for me because I accepted the first thing someone offered me.
NO ONE in the tech world believes "It is what it is" should be our mantra. No it's not. And 10 years from now, we'll all be thanking some tech guru for not settling and for moving us to some new technology we now "can't believe we ever lived without" because they dared to dream and demand better.
Don't let him win. Fight normal and mediocre and acceptable and complacency with all you've got.
In case you still need more inspiration to ditch average stuff of life. Here's a elementary school kid with some genius for you.
"Don't stop believing in your dream, unless your dream is stupid. Then find a better Dream." Ha ha. This kid is awesome. "I was made for awesome"